SEEKING: Business Manager and Gallery Coordinator

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Key Dates:

Applications close: 5:00pm on Monday 06 April 2015

Warmun Art Centre, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal arts and culture organisations, is calling for applications for two positions: Business Manager and Gallery Coordinator. Located in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, Warmun Art Centre is 200km south of Kununurra.

Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation is wholly Gija owned with a board comprising artists and leaders from Warmun community.  In addition to the successful painting studio and gallery program, the Art Centre also operates a digital media lab, language and culture programs, and a community collection and archive.

1. Business Manager

This is the peak role within the organisation, overseeing 12 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff. The Business Manager is responsible for three main areas of management; financial, governance and human resources. The position will be focussed on building on the Art Centre's past successes whilst developing new economic opportunities and revenue diversification, funding and philanthropic support and other initiatives that build organisational capacity.

We need an experienced, highly organised and focussed individual with a proven record of successful financial and human resource management and a track record of enabling strong governance. We need someone who is resourceful, strategic and practical to lead by example and practice. It is an excellent opportunity for someone who has demonstrated experience achieving both positive economic and social impact to take one of Australia's most successful Aboriginal arts organisations to the next chapter of its story.

The position is full time with a two year contract being offered and the opportunity to extend.

2. Gallery Coordinator

The Gallery Coordinator plays a key role in the running of the organisation, being responsible for the commercial aspects of Warmun Art Centre's programs - both at a local retail level and through our external exhibitions program. This includes front of house engagement, touring exhibitions, publications, merchandising, copyright, financial record-keeping and Gija staff training.

We are looking for someone who has strong communication skills, can meet deadlines in a demanding and diverse environment to join our small, stimulating and flexible team of staff at Warmun Art Centre. The successful applicant will have proven experience in the sale and promotion of Aboriginal art, retail and/or curatorial experience, and the ability to share these skills with their colleagues through informal training and mentoring on a daily basis. A practical knowledge of online social media - including the use of mailchimp, wordpress, facebook and twitter - is also central to the role.

The position is for a two-year contract with the opportunity to extend. Dependent on circumstance there is flexibility for this position to be fulltime over a 10 month to 12 month period for each year.

For a full application package, please contact Adam Boyd at



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