Board Director Opportunities

Canberra Glassworks (the Glassworks) was established in 2007 and is Australia’s leading, world-class, glass-centre for contemporary glass art, craft and design.

The Glassworks provides artists with state-of-the-art equipment; intensive workshops taught by leading glass artists; studios and residencies programs; and a unique context to explore, develop and realise new work.  The Glassworks provide diverse opportunities for visitors to interact with and learn about glass making and the heritage of Canberra’s Kingston Power House through our exhibitions, education and community engagement public programs. Visitors can meet artists, see glassmaking as it happens, view exhibitions, take tours and have a hands-on experience working with glass.

Our purpose is:

  • To enhance the careers of artists by providing state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and high quality programs which support innovation, development, production and the exhibition of their work;
  • To provide accessible opportunities for children and adults to view and learn about contemporary glass and connect with the heritage values and history of the Kingston Power House;
  • To provide a world-class tourist experience alongside Canberra’s significant national attractions and institutions;
  • To build and promote Canberra Glassworks as a nationally and internationally recognised Australian centre for excellence in contemporary glass-art, craft and design.

Our team is as diverse as the services we provide to the community.  We are a Not-for-Profit company limited by Guarantee and an ACNC registered charity. We are governed by a Board of up to 10 Directors and lead by our Chief Executive Officer and a small, but hard-working and committed team.

We are seeking dynamic Board members to share in our vision to enhance the visibility, viability and vitality of Australian glass by being an engaging and valued centre for art, craft and design within the Australian cultural landscape.

About the role

We are seeking a Director who has a strong Arts background, either in arts management, as a practicing artist or curatorial professional, without current or past ties with the Glassworks to further enhance the diversity of our Board.

We are also seeking a Director with a strong Marketing background, who can provide insight and guidance in the establishment and development of our partnerships, sponsorship, donations and funding to support the organisation’s operations and programs.

All Directors of the Glassworks are expected to contribute positively to Board meetings (currently bi-monthly), participate in our social and marketing functions including exhibition openings and public programs as well as participate in out-of session committees such as the Finance, Risk and Audit committee and the Fundraising Committee.

Canberra Glassworks is committed to ensuring that our board reflects the composition of our community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply for this position.

Please be aware that as an arts board in the not for profit sector there are no Director sitting fees payable.

To apply

To apply please send a CV and cover letter that addresses the selection criteria in the position description to by Friday 21 December 2018.

Download the position descriptions below:

Artist /Arts Mgmt /Curator Position Description

Marketing Position Description

Casual Visitor Experience Assistant

Canberra Glassworks, Australia’s only cultural centre wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art, is seeking friendly and outgoing Casual Visitor Experience Assistants with customer service experience to join the Visitor Experiences team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a professional team who are the first point of contact for our many visitors to the Canberra Glassworks. You will be involved in selling glass art and making visitor experiences memorable to the public from our home at the historic Kingston Powerhouse.

About the role

The Casual Visitor Experience Assistant assists to maintain a friendly and efficient front of house. This is the first point of contact for Canberra Glassworks visitors who come through our doors or contact us by phone. This role assists within the retail area and provides customer service and sales support to the team.

To apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria and CV to Meagan Jones, Visitor Experience Supervisor, no later than 5pm on 16th December 2018.

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