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Art Centre Manager, Utopia Art Centre - Arlparra Country

The Manager is responsible for effective operations, systems and policies and procedures at the new Utopia Art Centre. They will support and encourage the development of artworks, mentor artists and assist their vision for cultural maintenance and development. She/he will need to have sound administration skills alongside a strong sense of aesthetics, with experience in arts development and/or marketing are desirable. Respect and understanding of cross-cultural environments are important and a knowledge of contemporary Aboriginal art would be an advantage. Applicants will need to be confident in working autonomously, while recognising and nurturing the relationships necessary for the success of Utopia Art Centre.

You will be employed by Desart, but report to both the Desart Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer and/or Board of Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation; the partnership between Desart and UAC is set out in a Memorandum of Understanding. Desart will provide industry expertise, ensure professional practice and quality processes frame the work of Utopia Art Centre.  Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation is hosting Utopia Art Centre and will support the on-the-ground work of Manager in delivering art services.  This support includes financial management, governance and administration.

For questions about the position and a job description, please contact Tim Acker on 0410 038 226 or

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Applications close at 5pm Central Standard Time on Monday 21 September 2020. 

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Arts Admin & Finance

Regional Northern Territory Arlparra

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