WANTED Tjarlirli Art Centre - Manager

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Key Dates:

Applications close midday (AEDST), on Tuesday 16 February 2015.

Tjarlirli Art is a leading Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre located in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of WA. Tjarlirli Art has an enviable record of high quality creative, cultural and community outcomes.

The artists and Directors are now seeking a highly capable and motivated arts professional who can balance the demands of a high-energy studio, a busy enterprise and national and international networks. The new Manager will need to have finely developed aesthetic skills, be highly organised, have the ability to promote Tjarlirli Art and, ideally, come with an inventive streak.

Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Manager will continue to support excellence in art-making, business management and community-focussed programs and further enhance the reputation of Tjarlirli Art. The Art Centre Manager reports to the Tjarlirli Art Board of Directors and has responsibility for all aspects of the Corporation's operations, administration and programming.

Working in a cross-cultural setting, where English is a second language, requires the Manager to be flexible and adaptive, with an appreciation of Aboriginal worldviews.

Tjarlirli Art is located in the remote community of Tjukurla, in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia, approximately 380km from Uluru near the border with the Northern Territory. The township of approximately 100 people is close to Lake Hopkins on the eastern edge of the Rawlinson Ranges in the Gibson Desert.

The artists of Tjukurla have a long history of artistic expression, working in canvas, fibre and carvings. Tjarlirli Art opened in March 2007. The Art Centre is fully owned and governed by Aboriginal people and provides services to artists living in and visiting Tjukurla and the nearby community of Docker River.

Tjarlirli Art facilitates the production, distribution and sale of the artists' artworks. The paintings are vibrant and diverse, reflecting each artist's unique style, stories and connection to country. All paintings are catalogued, with each record containing a photograph of the work, the story it depicts and associated information about the artist. The paintings are available for sale through reputable galleries and the Tjarlirli Art website and all proceeds are returned to the artists and their organisation.

For more information and a copy of the job description and selection criteria contact Tim Acker at tim@tracker.net.au

If you have any questions about the position or need any further information, please contact Nyssa Miller on 0407 640 904 or art@tjarlirli.com.au OR Tim Acker on 0410 038 226 or tim@tracker.net.au

 

 

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