Position Vacant: Chief Executive Officer, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

An exceptional opportunity exists for an experienced CEO to lead and drive the strategic direction and vision of the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (Godinymayin), one of the Territory’s premier arts and cultural organisations.

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer
Reporting to: Board of Directors
Direct Reports: 3.5 Full-time staff plus casuals/contractors 
Salary: $110,000, plus superannuation and allowances
Location: Katherine, Northern Territory
Conditions: Three-year, full-time contract with the possibility of extension

The Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (Godinymayin) purpose is to nurture, develop, and promote the creative and cultural spirit of the Katherine and Big Rivers Region and provide a gathering space for all. It features events, local and national touring performances, exhibitions, meetings and conferences. 

The Godinymayin is looking for an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ready to drive the organisation’s strategic development and guide it towards long-term success. Based in Katherine, the position of Chief Executive Officer is effectively responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations and strategic vision.

Living In Katherine

Located 314km south of Darwin and 1142km north of Alice Springs, Katherine is often referred to as the ‘crossroads’. The town is a critical centre for servicing the many remote communities in the surroundings and offers enormous employment potential for individuals excited about a chance to grow both professionally and personally.

The Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000, 60% of which identify as Aboriginal. The traditional owners of the land in and around Katherine are the Jawoyn, Wardaman and Dagoman peoples. Katherine was an important meeting place for Aboriginal people and remains a place of convergence.

Katherine is the regional hub for the Big Rivers Region that spans over 360,000 sq km and consists of the famous Nitmiluk national park and remote Indigenous communities. Major industries include tourism, horticulture, pastoral, mining, defence and renewable energy.

Situated amongst some of the most remarkable natural landscapes in the world, nature-based recreation activities are a huge part of the Katherine adventure and residents spend their days camping, fishing, canoeing, bush-walking, hunting, swimming and all-round exploring the magnificent Outback.

About the Role

This position is responsible and accountable for achieving the Godinymayin strategic plan in conjunction with the Board, building the reputation and profile of the Godinymayin within the arts and cultural sector, managing the internal and external operations of the centre, managing key strategic relationships, and providing consistent high-level advice to the Board on operations, policy, and planning.

To thrive as CEO you must be an inspiring and motivational leader and be practical to lead a team by example. The ideal candidate will have a commercial mindset and a demonstrated track record to undertake strategic business development, establishing new economic opportunities, and revenue diversification to ensure long-term sustainability. As well as experienced in the delivery of high-quality artistic and cultural programs, and venue and facilities management.

Well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural skills are essential, and the ability to effectively manage stakeholder relationships is critical. 

An appealing salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate that includes vehicle use, 6 weeks annual leave, and salary sacrifice opportunities.

• Base salary to be negotiated with the successful candidate (Circa $110k)
• 9.5% superannuation
• Six weeks Annual Leave
• Reasonable relocation costs
• Salary Sacrificing is available for this position

How To Apply

Download the Candidate Information Pack for full details of the position and the Selection Criteria: 

Please submit your application addressing the Selection Criteria, CV, and three referees to tanya@circulanation.org using the subject line: GYRACC CEO

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter outlining your interests, experience, and suitability for the position
  • A document responding to each of the individual selection criteria points (maximum three pages)
  • Your current CV, including the names and contact details of three referees.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and close: 5.00 pm (AEST), Sunday 22 August 2021.

Interviews will be conducted in person, or via Zoom or teleconference, with the successful applicant ready to take up the position in late September / early October. 

Enquiries: Tanya Egerton, Circulanation
E-mail: tanya@circulanation.org
Ph: 0482 568 100

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