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Men's Officer - Gunbalayna

Injalak Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation
  • Salary: $65,000 plus superannuation; 6 weeks’ annual leave; accommodation provided; above award conditions
  • Location: Gunbalayna
  • Travel: Gunbalanya community, West Arnhem Land, NT (with frequent local and some regional travel) 
  • Contract: 12 month contract with possible renewal

About Injalak Arts

Injalak Arts & Craft Aboriginal Corporation is an established art centre located in Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land, beside Injalak Hill which holds some of the most significant rock art in the world. Injalak artists create paintings on paper and bark, carvings, weavings, textile design and screen-printing, multimedia projects, and much more. The art centre offers important opportunities for the people of Gunbalanya and surrounding homelands not only in terms of employment and other economic development, but social, cultural, health and wellbeing. The art centre is internationally renowned for its representation of Kunwinjku traditions and contemporary art and design.

About the role

The Men’s Officer position is part of a small, dynamic workforce team at Injalak Arts. This position requires resilience and the ability to think quick in a fast-paced environment working closely with Injalak artists on a daily basis. Key duties in this position are facilitating men’s
bush trips to source art materials and coordinating Injalak’s tour guides for pre-booked scheduled tours operated by tour companies. The position is also responsible for facilitating quality arts project development for the male artists of Injalak. Together the Injalak team work to help administer and market Injalak’s arts, products and services to a wide and growing audience.

For questions about the position please contact the CEO by emailing:

[email protected] using the subject line: Men’s Officer - Gunbalayna enquiry via EthicalJobs

Men’s Officer - Duties and Responsibilities:

Bush Trips

  • Schedule and facilitate men’s bush trips to collect materials (barks, wood, ochres, brushes) for art production
  • Be responsible for four-wheel driving over various terrain, ensuring loads, the vehicle and passengers are secure and safe at all times
  • Care for the art centre vehicles, tools, and machinery, making sure they comply with safe standards and alert the CEO of any issues
  • Adhere to the Injalak Arts vehicle policy


  • Facilitate the Injalak Arts Rock Art Tours scheduled by tour companies, making sure tour guides are available and contingencies are made for any staff absences
  • Assist tour guides in preparing for their tour, providing plenty of water and making sure they arrive at Injalak Hill on time
  • Support the tour guides in their role and identify any training needs
  • Ensure tour guides are presentable and professional in their conduct

General Art Centre

  • As directed, facilitate cultural trips for artists and document these experiences
  • Assist workers in the accurate recording of their timesheets
  • Work closely with the men on a daily basis and coordinate their various roles at the art centre, and keep staff informed
  • Support the coordination of innovative and appropriate men’s arts project development
  • Build positive working relationships with the local community, Injalak Arts partners, tour companies, stakeholders, suppliers, and service providers
  • Uphold best practice quality control and safety measures, ensuring Injalak complies with OHS&W legislation and notify the CEO of any issues as they arise
  • Assist with ordering materials and equipment, postal and freight, emails and enquiries
  • Assist team members with the annual stocktake
  • Maintain efficient, safe and accurate electronic file management systems
  • Ensure the rights of members are upheld, including copyright, intellectual and cultural property, resale royalty and the Australian Indigenous Art Code of Conduct

Sales & Promotion

  • Support staff in the gallery shop when needed, and assist with the artist buying desk
  • Enter artwork on the SAM database including cataloguing, photographing and tagging
  • Provide quality images and interesting documentation to relevant staff for uploading on social media
  • As required, attend exhibitions, markets, and events
  • Other duties as may be directed from time to time

A position description is attached.

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