WARMUN ART CENTRE
Position title: Art Centre Manager – full-time
Reporting to: Warmun Art Centre Board of Directors
Contract: 12-month contract
About the Art Centre
One of Australia’s leading art centres, Warmun Art Centre is owned and governed by Gija people. The centre was established in 1998 by the founding members of Warmun’s contemporary painting movement including Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas and Hector Jandany. Warmun art celebrates the expression of Gija culture and supports the continued development of innovative contemporary painting by both established and emerging artists. The centre facilitates this through a commercially viable arts enterprise, that returns 100% of income to the community and provides a diverse range of cultural and economic opportunities.
Warmun Art Centre works with some of Australia’s most prominent contemporary painters who have national and international acclaim, with representation in renowned museums and galleries. The art centre represents established, mid-career and emerging artists from Warmun Community and surrounding areas, who work with natural ochre sourced from Gija country. The centre currently supports approximately 50 artists. The centre also has a large onsite gallery that is open to the public.
The Art Centre is strongly supported by its artists and governed by an active and representative Board of Directors.
The Manager is responsible for the strategic and operational management of Warmun Art Centre. The position works with the Board, artists and staff to develop and deliver high-quality artistic and cultural programs, maintain sound financial management and strong governance, and build on the art centre’s success. Working collaboratively with the range of staff employed by the art centre, the Manager identifies and develops opportunities to promote Warmun Art Centre (WAC) and its artists, creatively, culturally and commercially.
You may be required to travel to regional and interstate industry events and also support artists to attend and participate. You are also required to supervise all staff employed by the art centre and support and mentor a number of Aboriginal arts workers.
The Manager is responsible for securing funding, generating revenue and managing all aspects of finances and financial sustainability for WAC. The art centre has a current annual turnover of around $2 million. This includes approximately $500,000 in grant funding.
For any questions about the position, please contact AACHWA CEO Chad Creighton on 08 9200 6248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close at 5pm Western Standard Time on Monday 15 May 2023.