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Art Centre Manager

Paragon Recruitment Ltd - Maningrida, NT

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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Utilise your arts and culture management skills

Work with local artists to promote their work

Leadership role

About Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation and our Location

Situated in the beautiful area of Maningrida, just over 500km east of Darwin, we are a progressive, adaptable and ever-evolving community filled with hope, aspirations and dreams.
BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language. BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on Trust, Respect, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership. These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

Under our employment, we offer a 2-year fixed-term contract, coupled with some outstanding benefits, including:

Free relocation to the Northern Territory

Six weeks annual leave per year

17.5% leave loading

12.5% superannuation

Salary sacrifice benefits

Accomodation

The role

This role will suit an arts and culture professional, with a demonstrated track record working within State or Local Government, Remote Aboriginal Communities, and within the Arts/Art sector such as art galleries, museums or similar arts centres. You possess significant knowledge and leadership experience across art history, community engagement and curating activities.

This role will see you managing the day to day operations of the arts centre, working alongise the Babbarra Womens Centre members, The Djomi Museum and the Cultural Research Office, under an amazingly talented and experienced leader. You will:

Lead a team, mentoring, coaching and managing

Manage budgets, forecasts and government/ngo grant funding processes to ensure continued funding for the centre

Liaising with international and interstate buyers

Understand government policies and procedures pertaining to arts and cultural developments

Maintain key stakeholder relationships including with artists and designers

Manage the sales and marketing process for artists work, sourcing new market opportunities and international buyers to ensure the continued sale and profitability of artwork

Control inventory requirements and requests

Value, price and purchase artwork, in accordance with company policy

About you

With a background in indigenous arts and culture, and with exemplary leadership, organisation and management skills, you’ll join us with a minimum of 3+ years of experience, in a similar role. This role is not suitable for someone looking to step up, but someone who is already performing a comparable position. Additionally, and as a bonus (but not essential) is an understanding of the NT Government grant and funding process (other state experience is also welcomed) as is prior experience working in a remote community and with self-employed artists. You understand the challenges of living in a remote community, and the logistics and planning that a role like this requires.

The boxes you’ll tick:
You’ll bring energy, a friendly face, professionalism and passion, and in return, we’ll pay you extremely well and provide you with benefits that are generous and comforting.

If selected, we ensure a rigorous recruitment process including interview, police check, reference checks and a negative COVID test must be demonstrated, prior to entry into the Maningrida community.

A clear criminal conviction report must be returned so you are able to obtain a NT Ochre card as well as a working with children and vulnerable people clearance.

What’s in it for you?

This is a management role rarely seen and highly sought after. The experience and engagement you will encounter in this role is life-changing, once-in-a-lifetime, and will be highly rewarding with exciting challenges, for the right person. You will be able to immerse yourself in the local culture, and will enjoy living on country, being welcomed into the community with open arms.

Please note:
Indigenous Australians and Torres Straight Islander people, as well as all other cultures and people from all walks of life are strongly encouraged to apply.

Maningrida, NT

Education, Childcare & Training




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