About the opportunity

Blacktown City Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Aboriginal artsworker to join our team. The position programs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander work at the Blacktown Arts Centre and in community settings. The position holder is responsible for developing and implementing our Aboriginal Arts Development Strategy. Blacktown Arts Centre is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. The Centre supports artistic innovation and offers exciting, new experiences for audiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events. Blacktown Arts Centre is committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities are at the heart of our program to develop new work drawing on issues of local and global significance.

Blacktown City Council supports flexible work arrangements and proposals are invited from candidates for flexible work options such as part-time or job share.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Aboriginality (In accordance with Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for this position).
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Experience in cultural planning, policy development and project management.
  • Extensive experience in contracting and working in consultation with artists, in arts organisations and with Aboriginal communities.
Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • A competitive salary range of $1,393.20 - $1,560.40 based on qualifications and experience (pro-rata for part time hours).
  • 35 hour working week (full time), part time hours or job share will be considered.
  • Car allowance (if applicable)
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement (if full time hours are worked)
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements, 9.5% employer superannuation contribution, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Position Description

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  • Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach.
  • Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging-out' of the system.
  • Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.

    Best of luck.

  • Closing Date: 28 October 2016

    Contact Officer: Jenny Bisset 9839 6081


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