Job Opportunity: Senior Sales & Marketing Officer – Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Use your sales and marketing experience to ensure Tjanpi’s sustainability as a thriving artistic social enterprise
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Relocation Assistance provided

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region.  It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.  Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.


Tjanpi Desert Weavers (Tjanpi) was initiated by NPY Women’s Council (NPYWC) in 1995 in response to an expressed need by Anangu women for meaningful and culturally appropriate employment.  The Tjanpi team is made up of 8 staff who support this social enterprise within Alice Springs and in the communities.

Since 1995, Tjanpi (meaning ‘dry grass’) has evolved into a vital and dynamic Indigenous social enterprise of NPYWC and enables women on the lands to earn a regular income from selling their fibre art.  More than 400 Aboriginal women artists across 350,000 square kilometres of the Central and Western Desert region of Australia come together on country to create beautiful, intricate and whimsical fibre art.


The Senior Sales & Marketing Officer will lead the strategic development of Tjanpi’s sales, marking and communication portfolio in conjunction with the Tjanpi Manager. The role aligns with the Strategic Business Plan and marketing and communication plans by contributing to sales outcomes, supporting the overall sustainability of Tjanpi as a social enterprise. In addition, this role will maintain oversight over all content across social media platforms and our website to promote online sales, service offerings, publicity and donations.

This role is an opportunity to join a unique, award-winning social enterprise. Your specialist experience and skills will be highly valuable in increasing sales across multiple platforms and helping empower women to earn their own income from the production of fibre art.


We’re looking to attract an enthusiastic and motivated person to promote the work of Tjanpi through strategic sales and marketing activities – you need to believe in Tjanpi to sell it.

You will have a minimum of 2-3 years’ proven experience in sales, marketing and/or communications, including proven experience initiating and coordinating strategic campaigns. You will have strong interpersonal skills and some experience supervising staff, with the agility to work autonomously and collaboratively as required for this diverse role.

In addition, you will ideally have experience working in a not-for-profit organisation and experience (or at least a strong interest in) working in the arts and craft sector.

We offer a range of benefits and you will join a diverse and inclusive organisation in an environment and landscape unique to Australia. NPY Women’s Council was founded and is still led today by women from the NPY region and you will be part of something much more significant than just a job.

Underpinning this will be a competitive, above award based salary, superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 5 weeks of annual leave, 3 days of additional leave, annual retention bonus and generous personal leave to care for you and your family. We also provide a robust orientation program and ongoing support and supervision.


  • Please complete complete the online application on our website, and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • A full position description can be found on our website.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Michelle Young (Tjanpi Desert Weavers Manager) on 08 8958 2336.
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