Current Vacancies

Art Worker Program Educator – Desart


Desart Inc is the peak body for Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres in central Australia. We are a collective voice for art centres on matters of shared interest and deliver programs to members that support the development and maintenance of strong governance, administration and infrastructure. Each art centre has its own set of governance, business and individual staff needs. Building and supporting capacities in relevant and useful ways is our strongest challenge. We prioritise opportunities for our membership to market and promote their art and crafts locally, nationally and internationally and to further their ability to remain autonomous, sustainable Aboriginal businesses.

In 2017 Desart is expanding our Art Worker Program. The Art Worker Program Educator will work under the direction of the Art Worker Program Manager (APM) with responsibility for implementing the art worker program as identified in Desart’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

This is a Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander identified…

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…

Art Centre Manager – Tjala Arts


Tjala Arts is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal arts and culture organisations. Tjala Arts is located in Amata, an Aboriginal community situated in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands, in remote North-West South Australia. Amata is situated among the picturesque Musgrave Ranges, approximately 120km south of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and 500km southwest of Alice Springs.

Tjala Arts represents internationally renowned contemporary artists including Hector Burton, Ray Ken, Wawiriya Burton, Barbara Moore, Sylvia Ken, Tjunkara Ken and many other senior artists, as well as a large number of young and emerging contemporary artists. In addition to the successful painting studio and gallery program, the Art Centre also facilitates cultural programs with artistic outcomes.

The Art Centre Manager

This is the peak role within the organisation, overseeing 7 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff. The Manager is responsible five main areas: Operational management and Governance; Artistic development, Financial Management, Sales and Marketing and Human Resources. The…