- Regional NT • Tennant Creek
- Job posted on: 25th Nov 2021
- Applications close:
The Barkly is a vast region with far-flung communities and a predominantly Indigenous population. From its base in Tennant Creek, Barkly Regional Arts seeks to promote visual arts, music and media in the region and support the continued preservation, presentation and creative development of the diverse cultures and language groups located here.
The Visual Arts Program supports three remote studios staffed by local indigenous arts workers, as well as other communities and homelands on request. Artists are provided with materials, artistic and professional development, marketing and sales support, and opportunities to travel to art fairs and events. The Visual Arts Team also creates opportunities for the Artists of the Barkly to collaborate with other stakeholders in the region to promote community cohesion and civic pride through the arts.
Position Type: Full-time 3-month contract with view to extend for the right person
Location: Based in Tennant Creek with outreach to remote areas of the Barkly Region
Hours: 38hrs /week, M – F with occasional hours outside of this to be compensated by time-in-lieu
Pay rate: $55,000 – $60,000 commensurate with experience + super
Reports to: Visual Arts Manager
The Visual Arts Facilitator supports production, documentation, and sales of artworks by the Artists of Barkly collective; a group of Indigenous artists working from four Barkly Regional Arts’ facilitated studios in Tennant Creek and remote communities. The role has exposure to a wide range of activities within Barkly Regional Arts’ Visual Arts Team.
To be successful in this role you will have a positive and flexible outlook with an interest in art and art making. You are relationship focused and are able to build rapport with a diverse range of people, including those who may be dealing with difficult circumstances in their lives. Remote areas can include hot weather, dusty and dirty environments, and other challenging conditions, to which you will bring a sense of humour and a can-do attitude.
Please refer to the attached job description for more information about the role.
For any questions you may phone Barkly Arts at 08 0962 2799.
A position description is attached.