Papunya Tjupi Men’s Development Facilitator (Part-time)

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Part-Time Men’s Development Facilitator
● 12 month contract (renewable), 37.5 hours a fortnight (week-on, week-off).
● Opportunities for flexible rostering and additional hours are negotiable.
● Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander men are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

About Papunya Tjupi Arts

Papunya Tjupi Arts is an Aboriginal owned and controlled Art Centre based in Papunya, the birthplace of the Western Desert art movement, 240km northwest of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory. Papunya is still home to renowned senior artists involved in the beginnings of this art movement. The Art Centre was established as a conduit for their expertise and experience to be passed on to the next generation: “We really want to teach our young people to paint too, and to teach our traditional culture through painting. This is very, very important to us.” Michael Nelson AO, Artist, Founder Papunya Tjupi Art Centre, 2007. The community was established in the late 1950’s for the local Luritja, Pintupi and Anmatyerre people. During the 80’s the homeland movement saw the Pintupi people move further west with the creation of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra townships. As a result, Papunya is now predominantly made up of Luritja speakers who may know as many as 5 local languages. Traditional culture is very strong here . The art centre is named after the main Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) of the Tjupi (Honey Ant) with the local hill, Tjupi Puli, in the shape of a honey ant.

Submitting your application 

Please download and follow the instructions outlined in the Job Package on the Desart website. Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Your application must be marked as follows:
Private and Confidential – Attention: Art Centre Manager

Your application may be submitted by email:

Closing Date

Applications must reach our office by 5:00pm Friday 21st June 2019. The acceptance of late applications will be at the discretion of the Art Centre Manager

Further Information

For more information regarding this position or the recruitment process please contact the Art Centre Manager on  0431 366 407 or

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