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Job vacancy

Gallery and Store Manager
(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified position)
3 -5 days (negotiable)
Aboriginal Art Co, South Brisbane
Closes Monday 30 May 2023

About us

Aboriginal Art Co is a not-for-profit company established in July 2019. As a Registered Charity and listed on the Register Of Cultural Organisations, we are committed to creating social impacts for artists and their communities through the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.

We run an art gallery and store in Brisbane’s Cultural Centre Precinct. We curate and sell a diverse range of quality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from across Australia. We run an art gallery and store in Brisbane’s Cultural Centre Precinct. We curate and sell a diverse range of quality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from across Australia. We are an arts organisation supporting artists in the process, promotion and presentation of art. We also offer tourism experiences.

The Role

Aboriginal Art Co is seeking an experienced retail manager/artsworker to join the team. As Gallery and Store Manager you will be tasked to oversee the day-to-day operation of the retail store in Brisbane and online. You will need excellent communication and organisational skills to handle of wholesale orders and consignments as well as supervise part-time gallery staff. You will be creating monthly sales reports , regular stocktakes and ordering new stock.

Working with us means  

You will gain experience working for a professional art gallery alongside creative and inspiring people. You will have the opportunity to work with local and national First Nations artists, creatives and community members, hearing stories, learning about culture, history and art.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in working with Aboriginal people, art and culture
  • Proven experience in working in the arts, tourism or retail industry
  • Project management skills including a demonstrated ability to manageand implement projects to successful conclusions,
  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills,
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to work autonomously, as well as collaboratively with staff,
  • Competent in scheduling and day-to-day administration duties
  • Experience in cash handling and front of house service
  • Outstanding communication skills to manage staff and deliver exceptional customer service.

Essential Requirements:

  • Aboriginal Art Co considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
  • Relevant computer skills; use MS Word, MS Excel, Google suite and various social media platforms.

Desired Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or industry experience in art, education, and devising and delivering learning programs in a museum or cultural institution,
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector and /or philanthropic fundraising,
  • Queensland Driver’s Licence,
  • Queensland Working with children card (Blue Card).


  • Retail offerings,
  • Online store,
  • Rotating exhibitions,
  • Small team of part-time staff (2-3),
  • Budgets,
  • Schedules,
  • Sales reports,
  • Stocktake.

You will also communicate and contribute to team meetings to work towards a wholistic approach to the organisation and its goals. This may include curation, organisational processes, marketing and comms opportunities. We welcome innovation and inspiration and look forward to working with the right applicant on our expanding our offering with exciting and new art.

This is a fixed-term appointment of 12 months with probable extension. We encourage leadership and career progression opportunities. Flexibility in work hours and travel may be necessary.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.

How to Apply

Submit application before the Closing Date: Monday 15 May 2023, 5pm.

To be considered for this position applicants are required to:

  • Provide a 1 page cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role. Tell us about you (including your mob and community), and why you would love to join our team.
  • Provide a current resume which outlines the requirements mentioned above and includes at least two recent referees, one of whom must be a recent /current supervisor.

Note: Applications with no cover letter outlining will be automatically ranked “not suitable”. Applications submitted after the due date and time will not be considered. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to

Further Information

Please contact for specific information about the role.

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