Manager operations delivery

Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists Aboriginal Corporation (ANKAAA)

The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is a leading not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation founded in 1987. The first peak advocacy and support organisation for Indigenous art nationally, ANKAAA, is now in its 27th year.

ANKAAA services Indigenous artists and supports 49 Aboriginal owned community Art Centres located across its one million square kilometre regions in Northern Australia. Many of ANKAAA’s 5000 members are major cultural leaders and internationally acclaimed artists.

ANKAAA works on behalf of its members to promote, resource, educate and protect the work of Indigenous artists and art centres.

Closing date: 

12pm, 2 December 2014


Northern Territory

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 



Job description/overview: 

ANKAAA requires a person with strong operational and management experience.

Based in Darwin, the manager operations delivery (MOD) will support the CEO, and a passionate and creative team serving 49 Aboriginal art centres and artist groups and over 5000 Aboriginal artist members based in communities across Northern Australia.

Strong management and analytical skills, together with attention to detail are essential for ensuring effective operations, compliance and service delivery for this multifaceted corporation with diverse income streams.

The right person for this job will be a highly organised and experienced administrator with a commitment to supporting Indigenous self-determination and a successful track record in the not-for profit sector.

The MOD ensures timely fulfilment of obligations to funding partners, compliance, and maintenance of effective and cost efficient operational systems to support the work of staff. The MOD holds primary responsibility for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the ANKAAA office, programs, projects and service delivery.

Key tasks will include: grant writing and acquittal; managing staff and HR processes; and coordinating and participating in successful delivery of ANKAAA core programs, projects, and services.

The MOD will possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate sensitivity to the complexities of working in a culturally diverse Aboriginal corporation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Contact person and how to apply: 

For further information job packages and selection criteria, please email

To discuss the role further contact Christina Davidson (CEO) at ANKAAA through Belinda Foster on or phone 08 8981 6134.

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