Resource and Development Officer

About ANKA

Arnhem 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 services 5,000 Indigenous artists and 47 Aboriginal owned community Art Centres located across its one million square kilometer regions 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.


The Position

ANKA is seeking a passionate, committed, and skilled person to fill a position as a Resource and Development Officer.

The ANKA 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.

The Resource and Development Officer 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 6 weeks annual leave.

The R&D team members generate positive and productive relationships with members and stakeholders 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.

This position is based in Darwin


To Apply for the role:

For further information and job packages contact: on (08) 8981 6134

To organise to discuss the role further contact Belinda Foster on or 08 8981 6134.

Applications due by Friday 29th June 5.00 pm Darwin time.

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Arts Administration / Management

Northern Territory Darwin

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