Wilurarra Creative is seeking a new Studio Manager.

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Wilurarra Creative, one of Australia’s most unique and remote arts programs for young adults, is seeking a new Studio Manager.

Applications close at 6pm (WST) on Monday 27th January 2020

Wilurarra Creative is looking for a collaborative, flexible, self-aware and self-reliant creative arts and cultural development professional to work with us. The opportunity will be tremendously rewarding but also bring a significant lifestyle change, you will be living and working with Ngaanyatjarra people in one of the most remote desert communities in Australia.

Wilurarra Creative has achieved 15 years of successful arts-based programming with Ngaanyatjarra young people, aged 16-30. This is a unique place and job and we will support the right person to learn and develop the best practice way of working with our community and growing an understanding of this unique environment. Regardless of previous remote area experience, if you have an interest in working in a remote, First Nations, community arts and cultural development program in a diverse and dedicated team, we would love to hear from you.

For further information on Wilurarra Creative see   wilurarra.com      alanya.com.au

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.

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 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.


The Studio Manager Role

Led by Wilurarra Creative’s strong Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) framework, the Studio Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of Wilurarra Creative’s studio facilities and play a central role in facilitating ongoing programs and building organisational sustainability.  The Studio Manager will work as part of a small, dynamic cross-cultural team, providing on-the-ground support to all of Wilurarra Creative’s projects and staff – including visiting artists, yarnangu (local Ngaanyatjarra) and the Directors.

The Studio Manager will have a diverse knowledge of arts practice and a comprehensive understanding of the administrative systems that underpin arts development projects. Ideally, the Studio Manager will have experience working in remote Aboriginal communities and a well-developed cross-cultural practice, but most importantly, the new Studio Manager will have a willingness to learn and develop a Ngaanyatjarra-specific CACD 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:

Wilurarra Creative Studio Manager_Position Description 2020

To apply please email the following:

  • A CV of no more than 3 pages
  • An expression of interest introducing yourself, your background and experience, your interest in the position and what you feel you can bring to the role. This can be a letter of no more than 3 pages and/or a video of up to 5 minutes.

Enquiries to Silvano at 0474 000 429 and applications to silvano@wilurarra.com