Employment Opportunity: Visual Arts and Community Engagement Co-ordinator

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Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: June 18, 2018
Applications Close: July 2, 2018
Interviews from: July 16, 2018

The Mill is seeking a Visual Arts professional to add to our small, capable team. This is an exciting opportunity for a visual artist, curator or arts administrator to pursue their passion for visual arts by delivering exhibitions and events that contribute to contemporary discourse around professional creative practice.

The Mill is looking to attract applicants who exhibit strong artistic vision, and will utilise the existing machinery, momentum and networks of the organisation to deliver this to an exceptional level.

The Mill's visual arts program highlights the practice of art-making.

Our Exhibition Space program, in partnership with the Adelaide City Council, aims to make process more available to audiences by positioning them as central to artistic research. The Exhibition Space operates with a studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. It presents four funded residencies per year, each up to 3 months in duration, alongside short, feature exhibitions - June 2018 - May 2019.

Each resident artist commits time to developing their practice through discussions, forums, workshops, research and artist talks - both with the artistic community and the general public.

The broader visual arts program may also include curating additional events and other visual arts opportunities (awards, exhibitions, masterclasses, etc).

Alongside the delivery of the visual arts program, this role will further develop the energy and sense of community within the Mill - between our Associate Artists, staff and external hirers. The role is also central to securing further visual artists to join The Mill community as studio tenants.

Importantly, scope exists for the successful applicant to bring their own voice and energy to the 2018-19 visual arts program. The Mill is looking for someone who values our commitment to highlighting creative process and is invested in exploring our new residency format with us, as well as exploring their personal curatorial vision through feature exhibitions.

This position is part-time (1 - 1.5 day per week).

The successful applicant will;

  • Work alongside The Mill's Director/s, Programming Manager and General Manager in delivering a unique vision for The Mill's visual arts program.

  • Work closely with artists to execute a curated series of exhibitions and events (openings, artist talks, workshops, etc) and professional development opportunities in line with The Mill's program championing creative process.

  • Attract strong exhibition participants, audiences and community engagement.

  • Be familiar with social media and work with The Mill’s marketing and press systems to promote visual arts events via online campaigns.

  • Be familiar with gallery hanging processes in order to effectively manage The Exhibition Space.

  • Evaluate cultural outcomes through data collection and analysis.

  • Be an active and well-connected participant in the visual arts community.

  • Assist with growing the permanent visual artists community at The Mill.

  • Engage with The Mill's Associate Artist community to develop a strong culture of visual arts practice in our artist studios.


  • A permanent part-time contract (1 - 1.5 days per week) for 6 - 12 months.

  • Renumeration terms provided on expression of interest.

  • Superannuation and work cover paid additionally.

Selection Criteria:

  • A strong curatorial / artistic vision and interests.

  • Evidence of an established, professional creative or curatorial practice (CV).

For inquires contact Erin Fowler, The Mill Director via email or phone.

Applications have now closed.