Independent director

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.

Key operations of the art centre:

  • Artwork production, artist career management and exhibition
  • Tourism
  • Online and retail sales
  • Screen-printed textiles
  • Licensing
  • Merchandise
  • Archive development & community access
  • Special projects

Closing date: 

11pm, 1 March 2021


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Type of vacancy: 

Part time
Board meetings are required to be held at least once every three months.

Salary and conditions: 

The corporation pays remuneration of $150 per day for directors’ meetings plus travel and associated expenses.

Job description/overview: 

Injalak Arts & Craft Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal-owned social enterprise, regulated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) and is governed by the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

The board is currently comprised of:

  • 10 member directors (who are all residents of Gunbalanya)
  • 1 independent director (based in Darwin)

Expressions of interest are invited from experienced executives motivated to contribute and participate in the governance, leadership and commercial oversight of Injalak Arts in its important role of operating a unique remote area arts and culture based social enterprise.

Prior board experience is preferred and persons with expertise and/or interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisations or art centres are encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals with finance, legal, business or other professional backgrounds will be highly regarded. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong understanding of the role of the board, executive and stakeholder partners in the strategic and commercial oversight of an organisation.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but this is not a designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointment. Ideally, candidates will have expertise and skills in the areas of:

  • financial management
  • corporate governance
  • tourism development
  • Aboriginal arts and cultural enterprises or contemporary visual art practice

Candidates should also show a commitment to high standards of integrity and ethics. Preference is that independent directors are based in Darwin. Travel support will be provided only from Darwin to Gunbalanya. It expected that the independent directors will participate in meetings via video conferencing with an anticipated two visits to Gunbalanya each year. If they are based outside of Darwin, they would need to be prepared to self-fund their travel to and from their home and Darwin.

Contact person and how to apply: 

For more information, contact Sally Clifford, Matrix on Board, (08) 7913 7528 or 0418 761 036

Please send your expressions of interest in the form of:

  • a resume showing relevant professional and governance experience and;
  • cover letter

by email to:

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