Flying Arts Regional Arts Fund (RAF) First Nations Cultural Worker
Brisbane-based, with the option to work remotely from a regional area
- Permanent part-time role (2 days/week)
- Engagement role with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners, organisations and government
Flying Arts Alliance acknowledges the unending connection of First Nations peoples to this country. We support the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Voice, Treaty and Truth. We value the contributions of First Nations artists, creatives, artisans, practitioners and communities to the work we do.
Flying Arts Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we work, live and create. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Flying Arts Alliance welcomes the opportunity to create a part-time First Nations-identified Cultural Worker position (the role), funded through the Regional Arts Fund Boost Program.
This is an identified position. Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
The role is designed to promote and support First Nations multi-arts activity State-wide, throughout Queensland, acting as a proactive engagement contact for:
- Arts and Cultural practitioners
- Local government
- Arts and Cultural organisations, agencies, and professional advocacy/membership bodies
Working alongside the Flying Arts RAF team, you will offer and provide improved awareness of respectful and effective cultural protocols for venues, companies and organisations, advising on connections, pathways, engagement and programming, complementing services and adding value as appropriate.
Your understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies from both a historical and contemporary perspective will assist you to build business confidence in First Nations artists by connecting them both to one another and to sources of production and income.
What you will need to have to be successful:
- minimum 3 years’ practical experience in the arts and cultural sector and/or community engagement sector, with job-related experience in an arts-related discipline
- Experience in event and/or program design responding to community need and strategic priorities
- Experience with working with government agencies, e.g. Councils, preferably in a regional setting
- Strong IT skills, including experience with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
- Excellent written and/or oral communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
- Demonstrated ability to report, advise on and identify activities that address community priorities
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Able to communicate effectively with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples and you will have knowledge of both cultures and societies from a historical and contemporary perspective.
- Able to articulate the interests of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples and consult in accordance with cultural protocols, if required
You will also need to have a permanent right to work in Australia and ability to work outside regular office hours if and as required from time to time, a current driver’s licence and ability to undertake interstate travel if required. Knowledge/experience in CRMs and database/grant management software as well as grant writing and acquitting would be an advantage.
If you are an excellent communicator and administrator, with a passion for supporting the arts and cultural work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and would like to join our team, please send your CV and cover letter or video addressing the selection criteria to our Executive Officer, Kerryanne Farrer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
Please direct any queries about the role to Nigel Lavender, RAF Program Lead at RAFLead@flyingarts.org.au