ARTISTIC COORDINATOR – Employment | ArtsHub Australia


The Arts Center Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the many facets of the daily operation of the Arts Center including arts and development programs and workshops, and that of the Hub financial growth through exhibitions, sales and marketing activities.

In the early stages of the Arts and Culture Centre’s development, the position will also be responsible for all administrative aspects of running the Arts Centre. This includes creating partnerships with various stakeholders to develop sustainable, Indigenous-focused arts and cultural development projects.

An important aspect of the role will be interacting with the Alawa community and developing strong relationships with vendors, transportation companies, leading agencies, other arts centers and visitors.

The Arts and Culture Center Coordinator will be guided and supported by a Community Advisory Group and will report to and be advised by Alawa’s CEO.

KEY JOB TASKS: Management and administration of the arts and artists

  • Oversee all day-to-day operations of the art and culture division

  • Provide a safe, supervised and equipped workspace for artists

  • Ensure that the rights of artists are respected with regard to: copyright, intellectual property and culture

    Australian Indigenous Art Ownership, Resale Royalty and Recommendations

    Code of conduct.

  • Be responsible for compliance with OHS legislation and center policies and guidelines.

  • Research and find skills development and funding opportunities for emerging artists.

  • Create partnerships with various stakeholders to develop

    artistic and cultural development projects.

  • Ensure the maintenance and responsible use of the Art Center vehicle and others equipment.

  • Maintain cataloging system, inventory control and other SAM functions (Stories, Art Money database).

  • Build relationships with galleries and event organizers.

  • Supervise the artistic worker (cultural liaison):

oh maintaining the Art Center’s catalog of artists and works of art, ensure artist biographies and artwork histories are photographed and documented (ultimately via SAM software)

oh encouraging and supporting artists to translate and document traditional cultural knowledge and practices.

Supervise the Arts Administration Assistant in:oh Ensure the regular monitoring and purchase of stocks, equipment and Provisions

oh keep the gallery, the office, the storerooms and the toilets clean, tidy and presentable at all times.

Creative development and programs

  • Encourage and support local artists in the production of quality traditional and contemporary Indigenous art

  • Provide cultural, technical and conceptual advice on participants’ works

  • Support artists living and working in native lands with the provision of tools, equipment and materials

  • Facilitate guest artists and artist skill-sharing exchange programs

  • Facilitate the collection of natural materials used by artists to create new works

  • Create an annual calendar of events, for example. Training opportunities, field trips, exhibitions and art fairs

Financial direction

  • Ensure sound management and record keeping of all facets of the arts center’s finances, including income and expenses and artist payments.

  • Manage all Art Center funding requests, grant reporting conditions and acquittals and maintain good relationships with funding agencies.

  • Manage project budgets in liaison with the CFO of Alawa Corporation Business Management

  • Commit to improving Art Center policies and procedures.

Sales and Marketing

      • Maintain a professional display of artwork hung/displayed/labeled in the gallery space

      • Work with the Administrative Assistant to operate the POS system and oversee cash handling

      • Respond quickly to inquiries and manage the online sale of artwork.

      • Develop and maintain relationships with other art centers, public galleries and

        institutions, art dealers, collectors and individuals.

      • Manage social networks Facebook and Instagram on a weekly basis

      • Update the Carrefour des arts et de la culture website


  • Relevant qualifications or substantial experience in arts administration or a related discipline.

  • Knowledge contemporary and/or Indigenous arts practice and experience in the day-to-day operations of a center for arts, exhibitions and cultural programs

  • Experience in studio management, including preparation of materials, artist development, and care and conservation of artwork.

  • Experience in researching and managing grant funding and philanthropic support.

  • Demonstrated understanding of governance requirements and commitment to

    Indigenous leadership and self-determination.

  • High level of positivity, patience and motivation in often difficult circumstances

  • Excellent written, verbal and listening skills.

  • Demonstrated computer skills using standard office software applications including spreadsheets and databases.

  • Well-developed small business management skills, including sales and marketing, efficient financial administration and office procedures.

  • Current driver’s license (manual) and 4WD, and the ability to undertake independently, travel safely in remote areas.

DESIRABLE:First aid certificatePolice controlWorking with children (Ocher Card)Proof of COVID vaccinationOwn a 4×4 vehicle (for personal travel in/out of the community)

LABOR CONDITIONS:– 2-year contract position – Housing allowance, flexible hours and wage sacrifice available

Salary: $80,000 – $90,000 (negotiable depending on experience)


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