Studio Coordinator, Artists of Ampilatwatja

Applications close May 17, 2021

Artists of Ampilatwatja – Studio Coordinator

Artists of Ampilatwatja is a 100% Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Ampilatwatja, an ever-growing dynamic corporation of currently over 70 artists in a small remote community 330 kilometres North East of Alice Springs. Originally, the women of the community were trained, with the women of Utopia, in batik silk painting. In 1999, Desart Inc., the peak body for Central Australian indigenous Art Centre’s, organised for acrylic painting workshops to be delivered at Ampilatwatja. From these workshops, arose the unique pointillism landscapes of the Ampilatwatja artists. These works were quickly recognized as a new genre from the Central Australian desert by the fine art market. The artists incorporated as an Aboriginal Corporation in 2003 under the Registrar of Aboriginal Corporation.

Artists of Ampilatwatja is experiencing a significant period of growth with the next twelve months promising to be an exciting and rewarding time. We have a demanding exhibition schedule and consistent online sales. Artists of Ampilatwatja is seeking a hard-working and motivated Studio Coordinator to help tackle these opportunities and continue the artistic and financial growth of the organisation. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an art professional who would like to experience life and work in a remote Indigenous community.

Artists of Ampilatwatja art centre fosters greater economic opportunity as well as cultural engagement. The artists believe that their art centre will help keep local Aboriginal culture strong. Working closely with the Board and with direction from the Art Centre Manager, the Studio Coordinator will;

•Support the artistic and professional development of artists and arts workers
•Provide art centre administration support and social services
•Provide studio management and project support
•Have a genuine commitment to Indigenous self-determination
•Highly developed sense of aesthetic and;
•Assist in the marketing of art centre events and achievements
Previous experience in a similar role will be highly regarded. The yearly salary is $60-70k plus 9.5% superannuation. In addition, other competitive allowance and entitlements are also offered and will be discussed at the interview.

Applications close 9am Monday, 17 May 2021

Download the job description with selection criteria here.  Applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for an interview.