Art Centre Manager – Papulankutja Artists

Papulankutja Art Centre Manager July 2016

Papulankutja Artists is a leading Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre located in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of WA. At Papulankutja Artists, we are very community focussed and pride ourselves on everybody working together with a strong heart. Today, women and men, young people and old people, work together.

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.

Applications close 5pm CST Friday 24th February 2017

General enquiries: Jasper Coleman, Desart Program Officer, programofficer@desart.com.au  Phone 08 8953 4736

Papulankutja Art Centre Manager Job Package

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