Resource and development officer

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: 


Shared vehicle

Job description/overview: 

The ANKAAA Resource and Development team resources ANKAAA members through a variety of strategies which include providing information, support and training to Aboriginal artists, art workers and art centres (on and off site). Team members also contribute to wider industry projects and development of resources and projects.

The resource and development officer position is based in Darwin and includes travel across the diverse ANKAAA regions in Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands and Darwin/Katherine.

This is an opportunity to use your skills to contribute to work in a passionate and creative team committed to supporting Aboriginal self-determination and working together with the membership to ‘keep art, culture and country strong’.

The right person to work in this team will have a genuine commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Indigenous Australians, particularly in remote communities (or transferable experience in other inter-cultural settings).

The position will generate positive and productive relationships with ANKAAA members and stakeholders and give sound industry advice. High self motivation ability to work collaboratively with a team and a flexible approach to problem solving are required.

The successful applicant will have sound knowledge of key issues facing artists and art centres in Northern Australia and understanding of the wider Australian visual arts sector.

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

More information: 

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