New Wilurarra Studio Manager Position

New Wilurarra Studio Manager Position

WC_logo_squarefinalWilurarra Creative, one of Australia’s most unique and remote arts programs for young adults, is seeking applications for a new role that will be key to the organisation’s growth.

About Wilurarra Creative

Wilurarra Creative is based in Warburton Community, Western Australia, the largest of ten remote communities on the Ngaanyatjarra lands. We operate two multi-purpose studio spaces in Warburton and projects that reach out to other communities.

Recently granted four year organisational funding by the Australia Council for the Arts, Wilurarra Creative offers a mix of participant-led programs across music, visual arts, fashion, metal work, hairdressing, digital fine arts, photography, design and publishing. The program, now in its 13th year of operation, is specifically focused on Ngaanyatjarra young adults (aged 16 – 30). However Wilurarra Creative’s studios are also a vital local hub and community resource – including the provision of the only public internet access in town.

Wilurarra has operated a seasonal hair salon and fashion program for many years and in 2017 will undertake capital works and recruit new staff to operate a year-round social change salon. Other major projects for 2017 and 2018 include: the Ngaanyatjarra new music project, recording and releasing a collection of songs made in Wilurarra Creative’s recording studio; and Alanya, an arts, culture and lifestyle publication made by Ngaanyatjarra young adults at Wilurarra Creative.

For further information on Wilurarra Creative see


The Studio Manager Role

Under the supervision of the Wilurarra Creative Director, the Studio Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of Wilurarra Creative’s studio facilities and play a central role in developing systems, managing ongoing programs and building organisational sustainability. The Studio Manager will also provide on-the-ground administrative support to all of Wilurarra Creative’s projects and staff – including visiting artists, Yarnangu (local Ngaanyatjarra) and the Director.

The Studio Manager will have a diverse knowledge of arts practice and a comprehensive understanding of the technical and administrative systems that underpin arts development projects. Ideally the Studio Manager will have experience working in Remote Aboriginal communities and cross-cultural practice.

This full time position is based in Warburton Community and accommodation is provided. Generous annual and remote leave provisions are included to allow staff time with their own families and community.


How to apply?

Download position description here:


To apply please email the following:

  • A Resume` of no more than 3 pages
  • A response to the selection criteria of no more than 3 pages
  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the role

Applications and enquiries to Silvano at

Applications close at 6pm (WST) on Monday 30th January 2017.

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