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This exciting role presents a great opportunity for an Art Centre Manager or experienced senior Arts Worker with good managerial skills to join an Art Centre that is well supported by its parent organisation, Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation.
The primary purpose of this role is to build a sustainable and stable indigenous enterprise which promotes and develops the contemporary artists of Waralungku Arts.
This includes 7-8 artists who regularly attend the Centre, artists from the surrounding community and outreach with artists in Robinson River, some 150 kms away. Older women are active at the Centre and one of the goals for this role will be to establish and support greater participation from local men. The current business is well established and employs 2-4 artsworkers.
The Art Centre is geographically separate from the Mabunji Main office, but the Manager and Art Centre team are part of Mabunji and are therefore supported by the CEO, HR Officer and Finance Officer and the Mabunji Board.
Waralungku Arts is an Aboriginal owned and controlled Arts Centre located in the town of Borroloola in the Northern Territory. Waralungku Arts represents artists from the Yanyuwa, Garrwa, Gudanji and Marra peoples. Their country includes the town of Borroloola and surrounding outstations.
Waralungku Arts is an enterprise of Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation (Mabunji) which was formed in 1982 by Aboriginal people who wanted to live on traditional homelands. Mabunji continues to provide staff, facilities and services to Waralungku Arts to support its operations.
Since opening in 2003, Waralungku Arts has had a strong focus on community cultural development and now supports artists in visual arts and crafts and also dance music, language and new media.
The Art Centre Manager is the primary position at an operational and management level and requires an applicant who is highly motivated, has business management skills, together with a highly developed sense of aesthetics and demonstrated experience in arts and cultural development.
Respect and understanding of cross-cultural environments and a commitment to living and working on an Aboriginal community are essential, as are values grounded in community development.
Applicants who have had experience in a similar role will be highly regarded. The art centre is using the SAM database, experience with SAM would be highly favourable.
The package and conditions for this role are excellent, combining lifestyle benefits in a beautiful location with interesting and challenging work.
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