Resource & development officer

Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley Artists Aboriginal Corporation

Logo of Arnhem Northern and Kimberley Artists Aboriginal CorporaitonArnhem Northern and Kimberley Artists (ANKA) is a leading not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation founded in 1987—the first peak advocacy and support organisation for Indigenous art nationally. ANKA celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017.

ANKA serves 5000 Indigenous artists and 47 Aboriginal-owned community art centres located over a million square kilometres in northern Australia. Many of ANKA’s members are major cultural leaders and internationally-acclaimed artists.

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

Closing date: 

5pm, 29 June 2018


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Project officer roles

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

Salary to be negotiated depending on the experience of the successful applicant

Job description/overview: 

ANKA is seeking a passionate, committed, skilled and experienced person to fill a position as a resource and development officer.

The resource and development team provides services to ANKA 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 supporting the sustainability of Aboriginal art and art centres.

The position is based in Darwin and includes travel across the diverse ANKA 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 role offers a competitive employment package including six weeks' annual leave.

R&D team members generate positive and productive relationships with members and art centres and give sound industry advice. High self-motivation and a flexible approach to problem solving is required.

The R&D officer will have knowledge of key issues facing artists and art centres in northern Australia and understanding of the wider Australian visual arts sector.

Contact person and how to apply: 

For a job pack, including selection criteria, or to arrange to discuss the role further, please email: or phone Belinda Foster on (08) 8981 6134.

This page includes information supplied to the Registrar by others, therefore the Registrar cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or up to date.