Bábbarra Womens Centre Manager

BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including:  Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years.  BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language.

BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on: Trust, Respect, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership.  These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

This position is responsible for the management and leadership of the Bábbarra Women’s Centre.

To be successful in this position you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a remote aboriginal community environment, with knowledge and understanding of aboriginal protocol and culture.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a culturally inclusive workplace using the principles and practices of cultural competence and providing responsive management and leadership in the production of arts and crafts.
  • Experience working with and mentoring Indigenous artists with an ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity, provide advice and problem solve on a variety of complex issues including working environment needs and the supply of artistic materials.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by Women in Indigenous communities, knowledge of community development principles and the ability to represent
  • Strong experience in continuous quality improvement, data collection systems to allow for auditing, stocktaking, collecting, presenting, reporting and interpreting art/craft when in storage and/or public display in different locations and venues.
  • Extensive interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholder management and service providers to maximise participation in local, intrastate, interstate and international exhibitions.
  • Sound financial and budget management and procurement practices with knowledge of grant acquittals and reporting for Northern Territory and Australian Government funding and policy guidelines.
  • Experience in developing and implementing cultural programs to ensure a variety of traditional materials are collected and maintained to generate new types of art and craft products.
  • Proven track record with the application of Intellectual Property and Copyright legislative requirements relating to art and craft to maximise commercial outcomes for BAC and the artists.
  • A strong record of achievement in leading and managing teams and implementing training and development workplace practices.

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