Art Centre Manager – Utopia Art Centre Arlparra Country

Applications close September 21, 2020

The Role

The Manager is responsible for effective operations, systems and policies and procedures at the new Utopia Art Centre. They will support and encourage the development of artworks, mentor artists and assist their vision for cultural maintenance and development. She/he will need to have sound administration skills alongside a strong sense of aesthetics, with experience in arts development and/or marketing are desirable. Respect and understanding of cross-cultural environments are important and a knowledge of contemporary Aboriginal art would be an advantage. Applicants will need to be confident in working autonomously, while recognising and nurturing the relationships necessary for the success of Utopia Art Centre.

You will be employed by Desart, but report to both the Desart Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer and/or Board of Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation; the partnership between Desart and UAC is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding. Desart will provide industry expertise, ensure professional practice and quality processes frame the work of Utopia Art Centre.  Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation is hosting Utopia Art Centre and will support the on-the-ground work of Manager in delivering art services.  This support includes financial management, governance and administration.

You may be required to travel to regional and interstate industry events, supporting the artists to attend and participate. You are also required to supervise and mentor part-time Aboriginal arts workers.


For questions about the position and a job description, please contact Tim Acker on 0410 038 226 or


Applications that do not address all selection criteria will NOT be considered.

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV and statement addressing the above selection criteria. Please include the details of two recent/relevant referees.

Applications close on 21 September 2020 at 5pm Central Standard Time.  Late applications will be at the discretion of Desart.

Your application should be marked Confidential and must be submitted by email to:

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