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
  • Permanent full-time position
  • 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.


This is a diverse and interesting sales and marketing role that requires resilience, a target focus and a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude.

The primary focus of the Sales and Marketing Officer is selling Tjanpi fibre art and merchandise through various channels in line with sales targets. In addition, this role will maintain content across social media platforms and our website to promote on-line sales, service offerings, publicity and donations, as well as supplying artwork for exhibition programs, art fairs and art awards. Some travel will be required to support these activities.

This role is an opportunity to join a unique, award-winning social enterprise and support women to earn their own income from the production of fibre art by ensuring it is sold across Australia.


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

The ideal person will have 2-3 years of sales and/or marketing experience and have exposure to (or be open to learning about) Aboriginal culture and the arts. This is a fast-paced, office-based role in a dynamic team and you will be used to managing competing priorities whilst being flexible.

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.


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