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Studio Coordinator - Ninuku Arts - Western APY Lands

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Ninuku Arts is a wholly Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre supporting close to 30 Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra artists and makers living in Kalka and Pipalyatjara, in the far north-west corner of South Australia. Known for their powerful colour palettes and diversity of styles, Ninuku artists show their work nationally and internationally every year through an exciting schedule of exhibitions and markets.

Founded in 2006, Ninuku Arts is a growing community enterprise not only providing consistent and vital income to its artists, but supporting local Anangu culture and the development of arts-based employment opportunities.


Ninuku Arts is currently recruiting to fill two positions - Studio Coordinator and Art Centre Manager (see our other advertisement). These positions provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a truly unique professional experience on-country, while making a significant contribution to the artists and their communities. Individuals and couples are welcome and encouraged to apply for the team.

For both roles, qualifications and/or relevant experience in visual arts practice and/ or arts management are required; and respect and understanding of cross-cultural environments and knowledge of contemporary Aboriginal art is important. You must also have the personal skills and resilience to work closely with a diverse range of artists and experience levels, indigenous Board of Directors, and residents of our small, remote community.

A generous package for each role includes salary plus super, fully funded accommodation, 4-6 weeks annual leave, leave loading and many other benefits.

Studio Coordinator - hands-on working with the artists

Salary $63,000-$68,000 + accommodation and many benefits

The Studio Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the studio space and supporting artists to make their art and develop their professional capabilities. They also work closely with the Art Centre Manager to support them in overall management of the Centre to ensure the vision is achieved and compliance obligations and sustainability are maintained.


Both Kalka and Pipalyatjara are generally happy, peaceful communities of the Western APY Lands where traditional cultural practices and concerns are very important and form part of the daily and annual life of the community. Artists and residents of our communities speak Pitjantjantjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, and English languages.

The studio and art centre are located in Kalka, and staff live in Pipalyatjara, fourteen kilometres away, about 700 kms from Alice Springs. Local facilities include a store, regional school, and health clinic, arts centre, TAFE training centre, and housing.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Kate Horsey Matrix Consulting and Training
Email: kate.horsey@mobct.com.au using the subject line: Studio Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs
Ph: 08 8985 1728

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