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Papunya Tjupi Arts are recruiting!

September 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Papunya Tjupi Art Centre are seeking a new Art Centre Manager.

Employment Conditions:
• The base salary is $70,000-$80,000 (cash component) (range depending on experience) plus superannuation, and salary sacrifice package. Detailed salary package information at end of document.
• 12 Month contract (renewable) will be offered to the successful applicant
• Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% loading
• Applicants will need to obtain a police clearance prior to commencement

About the Role

The art centre manager oversees all aspects of the art centre’s operation, and reports directly to the board of directors. They are responsible for ensuring strategic and sustainable growth through implementation of the business plan as well as maintaining and developing relationships within the cultural, arts, tourism, Indigenous and economic development sectors.

The art centre manager is also responsible for arts and artist support, administration, financial management, funding, marketing, sales, and supporting cultural activities. To succeed in this position, the successful applicant must evidence the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment. Previous experience in a similar role will be highly regarded.

Download the job description and selection criteria here:


Location: Papunya Community

Further Information:
Please address the selection criteria (no more than two pages), provide a cover letter, CV and two work related referees. Submit written applications marked ‘Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Manager’ addressed to:

Senior Program Manager Desart via email programmanager@desart.com.au
Applications must reach our office by 9:00am Monday 4th OCT 2021

For more information regarding this position or the recruitment process please contact the Senior Program Manager Carmel Young on (08) 8953 4736. Desart is the non-profit peak industry body for over 35 Central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres and the Papunya Tjupi Executive Committee have engaged Desart to assist them in the recruitment of their new Art Centre Manager.


September 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am
October 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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