Art Centre Manager


Umoona Arts was established in 2020 to provide exciting opportunities to harness, develop and celebrate the talents of local Aboriginal artists in the iconic town of Coober Pedy in regional South Australia. This year, we will finally have a home to call our own and we are looking for a passionate fine arts professional to be our first Art Centre Manager! The role of the Umoona Art Centre Manager offers a rare and exciting opportunity for someone with extensive fine art and business management skills. You will also bring an enthusiastic drive to build and develop economic opportunities for a community of 20 emerging artists including George Cooley, Pearl Austin and Joanna O’Toole who have already made impressive headway in the Fine Arts industry as a result of their relentless hard work and innovation in studio practice. The manager of Umoona Arts reports directly to a board of directors who represent the artist members of the organisation. The Art Centre Manager is responsible for all areas of art centre operations including: operational management and governance, artistic development, financial management, sales and marketing, and human resources. Umoona Arts seeks an experienced, highly organised and driven arts professional with a proven record of successful business leadership and sound knowledge of enabling strong governance with an understanding of Australian Indigenous art. Working with the Board of Directors, a team of artsworkers and over 20 artists, the successful applicant will be committed to the principles of self-determination and best practice governance in delivering the strategic vision of the Elders. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has demonstrated experience achieving positive economic and social impact. Respect and understanding of cross-cultural environments and knowledge of contemporary Aboriginal art is essential. To succeed in this position, the successful applicant must have highly developed listening and communication skills. Previous experience in a similar role will be highly regarded. We look forward to hearing from passionate individuals seeking an enlivening, diverse and distinct career opportunity. For further information about the role and to obtain the job package please email your CV to [email protected]

Position Overview

  • Reports to the Umoona Arts Art Centre Board and manages all aspects of the Corporation.
  • Attractive salary package, leave and accommodation entitlements, including comprehensive salary sacrifice options.
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