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Jobs | Warmun Art Centre Business Manager

Jobs | Warmun Art Centre Business Manager

Gemma Robins

Warmun Art Centre is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal arts and culture organisations. Located in Gija Country, in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, Warmun Art Centre is 200km south of Kununurra on the Great Northern Highway. Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation is wholly Gija owned with a board comprising artists and leaders from Warmun community.

Warmun Art Centre represents internationally renowned contemporary artists including Lena Nyadbi, Mabel Juli, Rusty Peters, Patrick Mung Mung, Rammey Ramsey, Shirley Purdie and many other senior artists, as well as a large number of young and emerging contemporary artists. In addition to the successful painting studio and gallery program, the Art Centre also operates a digital media lab, language and culture programs, and a community collection and archive.

The role of Business Manager at Warmun Art Centre presents an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about developing sustainable social enterprise and supporting strong Aboriginal governance and employment.

They are seeking someone with demonstrated experience achieving both positive economic and social impact to take one of Australia’s most successful Aboriginal owned and governed arts organisations to the next chapter of its story.

Being the peak role within the organisation, the Business Manager is responsible for three main areas of management; financial, governance and human resources. The position will be focused on building on the Art Centre’s past successes whilst developing new economic opportunities and revenue diversification. The Business Manager will also be responsible for facilitating increased Aboriginal employment within the organisation over the coming years. The Business Manager will need to report to and work closely with the board to listen to, advise and implement the future direction of the organisation at all times.

They need someone who is resourceful, strategic and practical to lead by example. The Business Manager will need to be experienced, highly organised and focused with a proven record of successful financial and human resource management and a track record of enabling strong governance, ideally in a cross-cultural context.

This is a rare opening to build solid economic foundations and lasting social impact within remote Aboriginal Australia. The position is full time with a two-year contract on offer, and the opportunity to extend.

Applications close Monday 1 June 2015.

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