Executive Director - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

What's on offer

  • Executive level remuneration package
  • Identified position
  • National strategic and cultural leadership opportunity
  • 3-year term
  • Office location in Pyrmont, Sydney

What success will look like

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts are a rich contribution to the world's culture, and to Australia's diverse contemporary culture and national identity. As the Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts you will have significant impact and influence within Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural sector.

The key to your successful leadership will be in your ability to embed a strategy to maximise the public value of the Australia Council's commitment, recognition and investment towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts. You will lead the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Division and partner with your executive peers to fulfil the Australia Council's strategic objectives and corporate plan goals.

Specifically, you will:

  • Lead the strategy for First Nations arts to enhance the partnership between First Nations creators and government, corporate and community agencies
  • Harness your expertise and provide expert advice to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel
  • Oversee and develop effective methods to strengthen the Australia Council's ongoing commitment to First Nations arts and culture

About You

You are a renowned leader who is highly regarded in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for your extensive knowledge and experience in First Nations arts. You will pair your high-level influencing capability with your advocacy skills to inspire stakeholders to commit and deliver against strategic priorities.

Application information 

This role is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

We are committed to equity and inclusion and welcome applications from diverse cultural and regional communities, including people with disability.

Do not send your applications directly to the Australia Council. Applications for this role will close on 29 November 2020 at 11:59 pm (AEDT).

 *This is not an Australian Public Service position.

For further information 

Contact our recruitment partner on this appointment:

Rachelle Towart, Managing Director at Pipeline Talent.


09/11/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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