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ArtsJob | CEO of Saltwater Freshwater- Readvertised

The Chief Executive Officer position at Saltwater Freshwater Arts is being re-advertised with two key changes:

  1.  Aboriginality is now a desirable rather than essential criteria
  2. A Degree or equivalent in Management/Business/Community Development or equivalent demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in a community-based organisation is required.


As the regional body for Aboriginal arts and culture on the Mid North Coast of NSW, the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance coordinates programs that revive and strengthen Aboriginal art and culture and  foster culturally based employment and skills development.

The CEO will expand on the Alliance’s success in the region by steering the future strategic direction of the organisation while implementing the current strategic objectives and the Business Plan.   You will be an outstanding communicator who is able to build and maintain strong relationships with government, funders, the community and other stakeholders.    The successful candidate will possess highly effective management skills, financial acumen and have solid experience in human resource management.

Our Board is made up of CEOs from ten Local Aboriginal Land Councils providing a platform for effective community engagement and representation across the region.  The CEO reports directly to the Board and is responsible for developing and maintaining governance best practice.

The successful applicant will have experience in the not for profit sector, ideally in the arts industry, and be a great fit with our values, workplace culture and cohesive small team.

How to apply

To request an Applicant’s Job Pack by email:

For more information

SWFWAA Chairperson, Jo-Anne Kelly, on (02) 65628688 /

Deputy-Chairperson,  Chris Spencer on (02) 6652-8740 /

Applications close 1 June 2014.