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Art Programs Manager

Position Type: 1.0 FTE
Ordinary Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Duration: 2 year contract position subject to 3 month review and 6 months' probation
Salary package: $67,000 per annum + 10% superannuation guarantee 
$1000 relocation fee for successful interstate or intrastate applicant
4 weeks annual leave and 10 days sick leave
Reports to: the Director
Liaises with: Gallery Manager and Curator and Business and Partnerships Manager

Application closes: 5pm Sunday 30 January 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly creative producer, sensitive to arts practice with strong management and people skills. The Art Programs Manager is a strategic position which will grow the engagement, programs and criticality of the Makerspace. They will produce an exciting program for the space, drawing upon the skills of the diverse, innovative, and highly skilled artists and makers of the region. Working with a new budget they will grow our Artist in Residence programs to feature artists of national and international acclaim. The position will build of the success of long-term partnerships like the Young Indigenous Printmakers program with Townsville City Galleries and support new programs including Japurra Ngapa-jirra / Wadda Mooli: Connecting the North Umbrella’s three-year art exchange with Maningrida Arts & Culture. The successful candidate will be directly involved in the development and implementation of these and other exciting projects in the pipeline. Download the position description here.

This two-year position is funded by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative.

Position Descriptions

Harbour City View by Megan MacKinnon

Glass ornament workshop in our Makerspace with Kaz Hauser, 2021

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Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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Acknowledgement of Country

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella acknowledges the financial support of: the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Townsville City Council is proud to support Umbrella's Makerspace operations under its Community Grants program.