Creative Development Officer – Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Applications close July 31, 2019

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers (Tjanpi) was initiated by NPY Women’s Council in 1995 in response to an expressed need by Anangu women for meaningful and culturally appropriate employment. Since 1995, Tjanpi (meaning ‘dry grass’) has evolved into a vital and dynamic Indigenous social enterprise of NPY Women’s Council and enables women on the lands to earn a regular income from selling their fibre art.

We are now recruiting for a Creative Development Officer to join the Tjanpi Desert Weavers team. This role is responsible for the creative development of fibre artists in the APY region to ensure fibre work is created for both retail economy and the contemporary arts market.

The ideal person will have experience in community enterprise development or the visual arts; preferably, you will have an arts and or Indigenous focus. Ideally, you will have previous experience working in a cross-cultural environment and are able to demonstrate a commitment to the empowerment of Aboriginal women on the lands through the facilitation of artistic, cultural and economic development.

This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development. You will live, work and build lasting relationships within a local community and get to experience an amazing landscape and part of the world.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

Creative Development Officer APY Lands Position Description July 19

  • Full Time, Permanent position.
  • To apply, or find out more information please complete an online application form along with submitting a comprehensive cover letter and resume.
  • Closing Date: 9.00am, Wednesday 31 July 2019.
  • For initial enquiries please contact Michelle Young (Tjanpi Desert Weavers Manager) on 08 8958 2336.

We are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role, supporting diversity. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence.