Media Alert: A Celebration of Indigenous Art and Culture
October 18, 2022

Media Alert: A Celebration of Indigenous Art and Culture

Indigenous Cultural Program Manager
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Play a key role in strengthening and deepening Indigenous leadership at Footscray Community Arts.

You’ll coordinate the Indigenous Advisor Group and Elders in Residence at an exciting time as we build a new outdoor performance space grounded in a First Nations First approach.

Support the growth of Indigenous artists through Tarnuk-ut baany, a personal and professional development program facilitating cultural knowledge exchange through creative mentorship, workshops and project seed funding.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Enthusiastic about contemporary Indigenous arts practice: Through your role, you’ll enable emerging and mid-career Indigenous artists to further their practice and develop new work in a culturally grounded learning environment.
  • Experienced in working in First Nations contexts: You’ll bring a strength-based approach that prioritizes self-determination informed by a deep understanding of Indigenous community’s history, values and ways of working.
  • Committed to learning and listening: This is reflected in how you work with the Indigenous Advisory Group and Elders as well as in the spaces you create for artists, staff and stakeholders.
  • Has a sophisticated level of professional judgement: a considered leader, who is able to comprehend complex issues and navigate them with professionalism.
  • Organised & a proactive communicator: You’ll be able to set-up and coordinate systems and communication processes that support culturally safe ways of working within your portfolio.

To apply complete this form or by calling Daniel Santangeli on 03 9362 8816 to have a yarn. 

Applications close Friday 12 April 2024, end of day.

Position Description

Associate Producer
Part-time (0.6 FTE)
Fixed Term

Play a key role in providing impactful public art opportunities for artists.

Footscray Community Arts is looking for a producer with a passion for supporting artists to take their art into community spaces. This role will coordinate the development and delivery of public art projects with a strong focus on delivering the public art opportunities at the New Footscray Hospital. The ideal person will have experience with project management in the creative industry, and a passion for supporting artists from communities historically excluded from the arts industry. The position also offers a unique opportunity for professional development, with a focus on skill enhancement in public art.

We’re looking for someone to join the team who is:

  • Passionate about creativity and social justice: art can create transformative change for communities and artists historically marginalised from mainstream culture. Through your role, you’ll liaise between artists, communities, stakeholders, and the broader organisation to utilise creativity for social good.
  • An intuitive and proactive communicator: the success of this role is underpinned by proactive written and verbal communication. You will be direct, but generous and patient.
  • Has a sophisticated level of professional judgement: a considered manager and leader, who is able to comprehend complex issues and navigate them with professionalism.
  • An efficient, organised, systems-based worker: we are a busy place! To manage the systems that support the Program Team, you will be naturally organised and always be seeking ways to improve ways of working.

To apply, send a cv and cover letter responding to the selection criteria to applications@footscrayarts.com 

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Asha Bee Abraham on 03 9362 8804 / asha@footscrayarts.com.

If you have access requirements to support your application, please let us know. We cannot accept late applications.

Applications close Monday 22 April 2024, end of day.

Position Description