Chief executive officer

Injalak Arts & Crafts Aboriginal Corporation

Injalak Arts & Craft Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 31 years as an established art centre run by an Indigenous board of directors. This work continues at the foot of Injalak Hill, which holds some of the most significant rock art in the world and continues an art making tradition which is over 65,000 years old.

Injalak’s artists create paintings on paper and bark, carvings, weavings, textile design and screen-printing, multimedia projects and much more. The art centre offers important opportunities for the people of Gunbalanya and surrounding homelands not only in terms of employment and other economic development, but social, cultural, health and wellbeing. The art centre is internationally renowned for its representation of Kunwinjku traditions.

Closing date: 

11pm, 28 February 2021


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$110–130,000 plus superannuation, accommodation, allowances and more!

Job description/overview: 

The primary purpose of this role is to support the strategic vision of the board of directors, foster excellence in governance and financial management and ensure the sustainability of the organisation.

The art centre is poised for a new CEO to take the organisation to new heights. Having successfully navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the art centre has consolidated its position and has a new strategic plan in place. Key elements of the plan include commissioning the new screenprinting workshop and associated facilities, leading and mentoring a relatively new team and continuing to grow online sales while preparing for the return of tourists to the area.

This is a complex role, requiring a combination of Indigenous arts management expertise, cross-cultural communication skills and high-level business skills; as well as tourism, marketing and retail knowledge. This position oversees 10 permanent staff and seasonal casuals, as well as supporting the artist membership of over 300 artists across Gunbalanya and outstation communities. Its annual budget is in the vicinity of $2.5 million

About you

This is a role for a senior arts management professional who brings demonstrated experience working with indigenous contemporary artists and supporting their participation in the remote business economy.

The CEO will possess the experience and skills to manage a complex $2.5million business, with strong connections and networks within the art world. Prior experience working with remote communities and Aboriginal artists would be beneficial; and you will have excellent communication and listening skills and be ready to work cross-culturally and learn from those around you.

The package and conditions for this role are excellent, combining lifestyle benefits in a beautiful location with interesting and challenging work, within 4 hours drive of Darwin. A 3-bedroom house and schooling to Grade 12 makes this a great environment for singles, couples and families.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Please download the information pack (see below). Email your application to: with the subject line: Injalak CEO. Your application should include:

  • a cover letter highlighting what you can bring to this role (maximum 2 pages)
  • your current CV

(Note there is no requirement to respond to selection criteria at this stage of the recruiting process; and initial interviews will be conducted via video conference). Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and close: Sunday 28 February 2021.

Contact for inquiries is Kate Horsey, phone (08) 8985 1728, email

More information: 

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