EMPLOYMENT | Manager for Papulankutja Artists

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Key Dates:

Applications closie: Friday 24 February 2017

Is this your dream job for 2017? Papulankutja Artists are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to help them take their art centre to the next level.

Papulankutja Artists is a leading Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of WA. There are 60 artists at Papulankutja and 20 artists at Jameson working for Papulankutja Artists.

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 networks. This is a leadership role, requiring enthusiasm, negotiation skills and adaptability.

The new manager will need finely developed aesthetic skills and hands-on studio experience.  The manager will have the skills to promote Papulankutja Artists through a robust exhibition program. This dynamic, fast paced and multi-faceted role will see you working with talented artists from the Western Desert, delivering a broad range of projects to cater for different artist demographics.

This role requires excellent interpersonal skills, a capacity to work effectively across cultures, and a genuine commitment to Aboriginal self-determination. Strong management and analytical skills are essential for ensuring effective operations. The manager will work closely with the Board of Directors to support excellence in art-making, business management and community-focused programs and further enhance the reputation of Papulankutja Artists.

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. The salary package is a range of $60,000 - $70,000 per annum (cash component). In addition other competitive allowance and entitlements are also offered and will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Desart is the non-profit peak industry body for over forty Central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres and the Papulankutja Artists Board of Directors has engaged Desart assist them in the recruitment of their new Art Centre Manager.

For general enquiries contact Jasper Coleman (Desart Program Officer) via programofficer@desart.com.au or (08) 8953 4736.

To download the Papulankutja Art Centre Manager Job Package CLICK HERE.



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