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General Manager

Organisation : Mowanjum Arts

Location : WA Regional (Derby)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Arts & Culture, Indigenous, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $75,000 - $85,000

Application closing date : 30 Nov, 2019

About the role

We are currently seeking an General Manager to lead our team on a full-time basis. Based in Derby, Western Australia, the position reports directly to the Board and provides leadership and strategic direction to Mowanjum Arts. The General Manager is responsible for managing operations and discrete projects, training and guiding staff, managing finances with integrity and upholding proper governance procedures.

To be successful you;

• will be culturally aware, have highly developed listening and communication skills, and enjoy working with different kinds of people;

• have experience managing a not-for-profit or social enterprise;

• have a deep understanding of, and passion for, the Aboriginal art industry; and

• are positive, self-motivated, driven to achieve objectives to a high standard, and enjoy solving complex problems.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Mowanjum Arts

Mowanjum Arts is community-owned art centre representing the Wandjina-Unguud people of the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunambal language groups. The three tribes are united by their belief in the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and the creators of the land. They are the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography.

Mowanjum Arts is a social enterprise that aims to balance commerce and culture to operate sustainably. Consisting of a painting and print studio, a large gallery and retail store, a community digital collection and media centre, and hosting an annual festival in July, Mowanjum Arts is a multifaceted organisation. In 2020, Mowanjum Arts will open its museum, providing visitors and community members with an interactive space to learn about rock art and traditional performance.

Situated at the start of the iconic Gibb River Road, Mowanjum Arts receives an estimated 20,000 visitors each year. Renowned for its Wandjina paintings, prints and carved boab nuts, Mowanjum Arts also travels to major Aboriginal art fairs nationally.

How to apply for this role

There is no closing date for applications. Applications will close once the position has been filled. To apply, please first email Ella Doonan on manager@mowanjumarts.com to request a job pack.


Please quote in application: General Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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