Sales & Marketing Officer – Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Applications close November 1, 2020

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

Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council is a leading community service organisation that provides a range of programs to women, children and their families.  Our work spans across 350,000 square kilometres of Central Australia and is critical to building and maintaining a better future for all Anangu communities within the region.

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.

More than 400 Aboriginal women artists across 350,000 square kilometres of the Central and Western Desert region of Australia come together on country to create beautiful, intricate and whimsical fibre art.

The Tjanpi team is made up of 8 staff who support this social enterprise within Alice Springs and in the communities.  We are now looking for a Sales and Marketing Officer to join our team on a full time basis.  This is a fast paced, dynamic team and you will be used to managing competing priorities whilst being flexible and going the extra mile.

This role will contribute to sales targets and maintain the Tjanpi content across our social media platforms.  In addition, the Sales and Marketing Officer will coordinate artworks for exhibitions, art fairs and art awards.

The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 2 – 3 years in a sales environment with an understanding and / or experience in the arts or craft sector.  You will be comfortable talking to retail customers and building long-term relationships.

This is your opportunity to join a unique, award-winning social enterprise.  Your efforts will increase sales across multiple platforms and help empower women to earn their own income from the production of fibre art by ensuring it is sold across Australia.

  • To apply, please complete the online application below, and submit both a covering letter and resume.
  • A full position description can be found here.
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 1st November, 2020

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.

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