Be a part of the Craft ACT team


Come, work with us and support Canberra’s thriving design and craft community.

Craft ACT is recognised as a leading centre in contemporary Australian craft and design, with a vision to strengthen the dynamic link between the arts – as encompassed in the craft sector – and the broad creative industries and design sector.

We are seeking a motivated person to assist with the development and implementation of our public programs, particularly relating to DESIGN Canberra, Craft ACT’s major public outreach project each year. This position will play an important role in helping to deliver our public programs, working with the DESIGN Canberra Artistic Director and Head of Programs, to present the annual DESIGN Canberra festival, which showcases Canberra as a global city of design through a month-long program of events and exhibitions. Other public programs include the annual Artist-In-Residence program, Member Professional Development, Denfair and an increasing emphasis on creating market opportunities for Craft ACT members outside of Canberra.

The Programs Manager position will engage closely with the ideas and practice of craft artists and designers to put their work in a broader context for the community.  Craft ACT’s public programs engage closely with partner arts organisations, government, business and educational institutions to promote contemporary craft and design. It seeks to position Craft ACT and its members as vital to Canberra and well-connected to Australia and the world.

The successful applicant will have experience assisting with the development and implementation of projects and events, especially working in collaboration with artists and other organisations and partners to do so. If you are a creative and hands-on team player with good interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as a passion for art and design, then we’d love to hear from you.

Download information for the Programs Manager position here.

Applications are due by 8am, Monday 18 June 2018. 

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