Field & Studio Officer – Warakurna Artists

Applications close March 1, 2019

Warakurna Artists and Kayili Artists work with Ngaanyatjarra artists from the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia. This is a diverse and multifaceted role, requiring the applicant to live, work and travel in remote areas. Warakurna is a remote community situated on the Great Central Road in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia, approximately 330km from Uluru near the border with the Northern Territory. The township of approximately 180 people is nestled amongst the spectacular Rawlinson Ranges.

Kayili Artists is located in the community of Patjarr, a further 300kms to the north-west of Warakurna.

Learn more about Warakurna Artists on their website.

Warakurna Artists and Kayili Artists – Field & Studio Officer

  • 12-month contract
  • Salary sacrifice benefits (capped)
  • Remuneration Package $60,000 – 65,000 base salary (additional benefits to be discussed at interview)

The Field & Studio Officer reports to the Warakurna Artists Manager and support the delivery of high quality art and art enterprise services to Ngaanyatjarra artists, from a base in Warakurna. Regular travel will be required and between Warakurna,  Patjarr and Wanarn Communities. As such, the selected candidate must be confident working autonomously and travelling independently to Aboriginal communities for periods of 2 to 19 days to conduct painting workshops and artistic development with artists.

The selected candidate will be a highly motivated and positive individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. They will posses the ability to effectively communicate with, and be sensitive to, the cultural protocols and needs of Aboriginal people within a cross-cultural environment. Excellent negotiation skills are required when dealing with artists and members of the public.

Please download the Position Description and Selection Criteria. All enquiries should be made to Carmel Young programmanager@desart.com.au or (08) 8953 4736

Applications should include:

  • Covering Letter – A summary of your background and suitability for the position – no longer than one page.
  • Selection Criteria – applicants must address each of the selection criteria.
    Note: Applicants that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.
  • Resume – A summary of your education, work history and other relevant information relating to skills and experience relevant to this position.
  • Referees – names and contact details of three work related referees.

Applications are due by midnight (AEST) 1 March 2019.

Applications may be emailed to Desart Program Manager, Carmel Young; programmanger@desart.com.au with the subject line ‘Field & Studio Officer – Warakurna Artists’

Download Position Description & Selection Criteria