- Regional WA > Ngaanyatjarra-Giles
- $60,000 - $64,999 per annum + salary packaging
- Job posted on: 10th May 2022
- Applications close:
Papulankutja Artists is an Aboriginal owned not-for-profit corporation operating in the Blackstone Community on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia. Papulankutja (Blackstone) community is approximately 900kms west of Alice Springs and 1575kms north-east of Perth.
As Yarnangu custodians, the artists play a major role in maintaining culture, law, and storytelling practices which are still relevant across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Papulankutja artists are committed to achieving positive economic, social and cultural outcomes for Yarnangu.
The artists have participated in major collaborative exhibitions over the years including Songlines: Tracking The Seven Sisters for the National Gallery of Australia collection in Canberra and Ngurra which showed at South Australia Museum. Papulankutja participates annually in key industry events such as Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Revealed Exhibition for Emerging Aboriginal Artists, Desert Mob and Tarnanthi.
The paintings are available for sale through reputable galleries and directly from Papulankutja Artists website and all proceeds are returned to the artists and their organisation.
This is a unique opportunity for a professional who is passionate about the creation of opportunities for communities to grow and strengthen. An understanding of the importance of sharing culture in this role is important as you are expected to take artists out on country for artist’s camps.
Reports to: Papulankutja Art Centre Manager
Staff employed by the art centre are expected to abide by the relevant sections of the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct.
By-laws apply to all residents and visitors to Papulankutja (Blackstone) and any breach of by-laws regarding the use of alcohol or other substances is likely to lead to summary dismissal.
Please respond directly to each of the selection criteria (2 pages maximum);
Applicants that do not address each of the selection criteria will not be considered for an interview.
To apply, click Apply Now.
A position description is attached.
Applications must reach the Desart office by the advertised closing date. The acceptance of late applications will be at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer of Desart.
Desart is the not-for-profit peak industry body for 36 Central Australian Aboriginal Art & Craft Centres and the Papulankutja Artists Board of Directors has engaged Desart to assist them in the recruitment of their new Art Centre Manager and Studio Coordinator.
For more information regarding this position or the recruitment process please contact Angie Stahl, General Manager on 89534736 or 0438490974.
Selection of candidates involves a written application, an interview and reference checks. The successful applicant will also need to apply for a national (Federal) police clearance certificate.
Preparing for the interview: All interview questions will be work related – that is they will relate to the selection criteria for the position you have applied for. The same questions will be asked for every interviewee so please read the attached Position Description and selection criteria in preparation for your interview.
Click on the link to access the Desart Art Centre Guidebook and other industry publications.
Police Clearance: You will be required to provide a National Police Clearance Certificate before commencing employment. Expenses of obtaining this clearance will be your responsibility.
Probationary Period: A probationary period of 3 months will need to be completed. A performance review will be held at the end of the probationary period and continuing employment confirmed subject to satisfactory performance.
Should you not perform your duties for which you have been employed to the satisfaction of the Papulankutja Artists Board of Directors, this corporation may at its discretion extend the period for a further three months or terminate this contract of employment by giving you relevant written notice or paying you in lieu of the notice period.