Ernabella Arts: Art Centre Manager opportunity

Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest, continuously running Indigenous Art Centre. Ernabella Arts is located in Pukatja Community, at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands), South Australia in the far north west of South Australia.

• 12 month contract (renewable)
• Salary sacrifice benefits (capped)

The Art Centre participates in a comprehensive and vigorous visual arts program each year and we are seeking a passionate new Art Centre Manager to co-ordinate all aspects of our operation. Ernabella primarily operates a professional painting and ceramic studio. Artists from Ernabella have won and been shortlisted in prestigious Art Awards such as Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award and the Indigenous Ceramic Art .

Reporting to the Art Centre Board, the Manager will work closely with artists and Directors to develop our arts program, manage our business, support the artistic and professional development of our artists, support our Arts workers and promote the Art Centre locally, nationally and internationally through exhibitions, projects and prizes. Ernabella Arts has a stunning facility, providing professional studios for artists and management.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an Arts Manager who would like to experience life in a remote Indigenous community. She/he will need to be highly motivated, have sound management skills, together with a highly developed sense of aesthetics and experience in arts development and marketing is required. Respect and understanding of cross-cultural environments and knowledge of contemporary Aboriginal art is also required. You must have listening and communication skills, and know how to work to a Board.

To succeed in this position, the successful applicant must evidence the ability to work and lead in a cross-cultural environment. Previous experience in a similar role will be highly regarded. The salary package is between the range of $65,000 and $75,000 per annum (cash component). In addition other competitive allowance and entitlements are also offered and will be discussed at the interview.

Desart is the non-profit peak industry body for over forty Central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres and the Ernabella Arts Board of Directors has engaged Desart assist them in the recruitment of their new Art Centre Manager. The information package along with the position description can be obtained from the Desart website or by email [email protected].

Applicants are requested to submit written applications addressing the selection criteria and marked ‘Private and confidential’ addressed to:
Senior Program Manager
PO Box 9219, Alice Springs, NT 0871 or via email to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 14 November 2014.

Photo of Tjariya Stanley. Courtesy of Ernabella Arts and Alex Craig
20 October14 November 2014
11am – 5pm
Ernabella, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY), SA