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Business and Human Resources Manager
Artback NT
Region: Northern Territory

Employment Terms: Full Time
Salary: $80,000

Arts Area: Festivals, Government, Music, Performing Arts, Service Orgs & Assocs, Visual Arts & Craft
Job Area: Business Development, Finance, Human Resources, Sponsorship / Philanthropy
Artback NT is the Northern Territory's visual and performing arts touring agency -

Connecting people and place through arts development and touring

Artback NT provides communities with unique opportunities to participate in, experience, discover and engage with a diverse range of arts practice. The organisation delivers quality cultural experiences which stimulate, challenge and build capacity across both visual and performing arts practice throughout the Territory, nationally and internationally.

Business and HR Manager - Applications due 5pm Sunday 19 February

The Business and Human Resources Manager will create a development plan and assist with the implementation of the strategies. They will work in conjunction with the Executive Officer to identify business opportunities and negotiate industry and income generation relationships. Our goal is to have a financially sustainable business model which includes multiple income streams.

The Business and Human Resources Manager will be responsible for the human resources of the organisation. They will be required to have strong interpersonal skills in order to support staff based in offices in Darwin and Alice Springs and as well as across a number of remote offices.

This is a full time position with MYOB skills or part-time (3 days) without the book-keeping element. If full-time then the Business and Human Resources Manager is also responsible for maintaining the accounts of Artback NT in an exemplary manner through the use of the MYOB accounting system. Depending on our level of touring throughout the year this is approximately 12-15 hours per week.

The successful applicant will have a wonderful opportunity to support and promote the cultural life of the Territory. Artback NT offers a great work environment and you will be part of a small, friendly and committed team.

The office is situated in the scenic Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Woods Street, Darwin.

Hours of work: 38 hours per week.

Salary and Allowances: $80,000 in accordance with NT Community Services Awards; 9.5% superannuation contribution; 6 weeks annual leave; and 10 days sick leave.

Reports to:  Executive Officer, Artback NT

Relocation: A relocation package up to $2,500 will be negotiated if

Please respond in writing to the essential and desirable selection criteria by 5pm Sunday 19 February.

You will also need to provide three professional referees with your application. All applications are to be sent via email or post to Louise Partos, Executive Officer.

If you have any queries please contact Louise Partos.

Louise Partos    

08 8941 1444              0421 744 269 

Or after Tuesday 14th February, please direct all enquires to the Chair,

Denise Salvestro 0438 228 590/


The Business and Human Resources Manager will be required to demonstrate:

Integrity and approachability in all aspects of their role
HR management experience
High level financial management experience
Current experience using MYOB is also required
Tertiary qualifications in business or a related field and/or a combination of equivalent experience in not for profit organisations is desirable.



Understand Artback NT's mission and outcomes in order to enhance the company's performance and reputation
In collaboration with the Executive Officer, develop partnerships and strategies to lever additional funds and in-kind support into the program for its longer term sustainability
In conjunction with the Executive Officer, identify and establish new business and collaborative relationships. Manage these relationships between the organisation and its targeted partners
Work as part of the Artback NT team to deliver showcase events
Demonstrate a capacity to work cross culturally and with respect to difference
Demonstrate communication and negotiation skills in regards to our internal and external stakeholders

Human Resources

Support and manage staff, artists and consultants to ensure effective standards of work and management practices, in accordance with Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Health & Safety Legislation
Liaise with, supervise and manage staff, artists and consultants in regards to Artback NT's policies
Preparation of all staff, artist and contractor contracts
Work with staff to determine their professional development needs in line with the confirmed budgets
Facilitate regular communication to ensure that staff are comfortable, focused and delivering
Develop, update and implement policies on a variety of workplace issues eg disciplinary procedures, absence management, working conditions, performance management and equal opportunities


Manage the organisation's finances through MYOB in an exemplary manner
Prepare all reporting documentation including for the ATO; superannuation payments and process the BAS statement
Work with the Executive Officer to prepare financial and other acquittals as necessary


Develop, update and implement Artback NT's WH&S and risk policies
Preparation of and negotiation as required in regards to venue contracts across the artistic program
Collaborate with the Communications Manager with regards to a development database for fund raising purposes
As required, provide accurate and timely reporting in relation to the expected outcomes as per any and all conditions of funding, government contracts and the Artback NT Strategic Plan.
Provide strategic and operational support to the Executive Officer and perform any other duties as delegated and negotiated with Executive Officer
Participate as a member of the Artback NT staff team, in all staff and organisational meetings and planning
Maintain serviceable filing and record keeping systems both hard copy and PC based and maintain internal office procedures and systems as directed

Selection Criteria – Essential

Extensive knowledge of and experience in developing and maintaining partnerships and relationships in order to source and service new income streams

Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, implement and evaluate effective fundraising and/or key stakeholder building strategies and programs

Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation

Demonstrated experience in staff management

Current knowledge of work and management practices and experience in maintaining a safe, secure and legal work environment

Demonstrated ability to prepare contracts and control budgets and to deliver organisational and individual goals on time and within budget

Demonstrated  capacity to understand the needs of an organisation that works cross culturally

Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a small team

High level computer, written and oral communication skills

If applying for the full-time position

Demonstrated current experience with the MYOB financial system

Selection Criteria – Desirable

Tertiary qualifications in business or a related field

Understanding of and an interest in the arts industry and relevant government legislation

An awareness of regional and remote communities and the issues which affect their development
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More Info
The following option/s are available for more info:
  Contact: Louise Partos, 8941 1444,
Download more details: business and hr manager cover letter and selection criteria.docx business and human resources manager duty statement.doc

Applications Close: 5pm 19/02/2017
How to apply
The following option/s are available for submitting an application:
By Email to: Louise Partos,
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