EMPLOYMENT | Desart seeks Executive Administrator

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Key Dates:

Applications close: Wednesday 10 May 2017

Desart is looking for a team player who is enthusiastic, innovative and ready to support the CEO and organisation. The Executive Administrator position is a full-time role newly created to fulfil the growing needs of the organisation and membership.

Desart Inc is the peak body for Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres in Central Australia with membership encompassing over 8000 artists.  They are a collective voice for art centres on matters of shared interest and deliver programs to members that support the development and maintenance of strong governance, administration and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • coordination of the CEO's diary, including meetings, phone calls and travel
  • liaison with stakeholders, members and the public, taking action and providing solutions, where appropriate
  • coordination of Board meetings, including travel, catering, reporting packs and minute-taking
  • monitoring of available funding opportunities
  • oversight of funding applications including project and deadline management
  • oversight and assistance with the completion and timeliness of internal and external reporting
  • development and implementation of marketing and communication initiatives (social media, press releases, website)
  • leading staff meetings and project debrief sessions
  • other administration activities, as required by the CEO

All applications will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:


  • Demonstrated high-level experience in administration and organisational support
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) with colleagues, members and stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new software and systems
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, as well as in a group, using initiative and self-direction
  • Highly developed time management skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail


  • Knowledge and interest in the Indigenous art and craft industry
  • Experience in project/event management, marketing and communications
  • Understanding of grant/funding applications and acquittals

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