Work with us! We currently have a selection of roles available at Country Arts SA.


Aboriginal Programs Producer

Are you passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts? Do you like to support Aboriginal communities to engage with the Arts? The Aboriginal Arts/Program Producer is a unique role to support Country Arts SA’s 2018 Aboriginal Program in regional South Australia.

Demonstrated skills in delivering arts program outcomes with South Australian Aboriginal communities is an essential requirement of this position.

A nine month contract at .6FTE starting early February 2018 will be negotiated with a salary commensurate with experience. For a full role description please visit and for further information please contact Sam Yates (08) 8444 0400 or [email protected]

This position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Country Arts SA considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

Download the full role description and selection criteria here.

Applicants must be available for interviews on or before Wednesday 20 December 2017 in Adelaide. Applications addressing the selection criteria with a CV are to be submitted by 5pm, Wednesday 13 December to:

Steve Saffell, Chief Executive Officer,
Country Arts SA, 2 McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide SA 5015
or [email protected]


Arts and Cultural Facilitator – Three Month Fixed Term

Port Pirie Regional Council and Country Arts SA are seeking a suitably qualified Arts and Cultural Facilitator to lead current projects and assist the communities of the Mid North and York Peninsula regions with the achievement of their arts and cultural aspirations.

The position will focus on the following projects:

  • illuminart – Port to Port Project – MOU signed
  • Wonderwalls: Mural Festival – funding sought through the ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’ program
  • Country Arts SA’s 25th Anniversary activities – two key events in Port Pirie
  • Sculpture Strategy – funding received to support artist proposals and maquettes. Commenced process with Arts SA
  • Water Feature in City Park – artist selected to provide sculpture. Further work to be done on the redesign of City Park to incorporate the sculpture as the key feature of the Park
  • Work with Council to reintegrate the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery into Council operations
  • Assist artists and community groups with any funding applications to the Regional Arts Fund

This position has a key role in continuing the development and implementation of the projects identified above, the ongoing support of new and innovative community arts projects across Port Pirie, Yorke Peninsula and the Mid-North, assisting with the development of partnerships with state and federal government organisations for the identification of projects and sourcing funding, incorporating art and cultural elements into major Council projects and buildings and engaging with community to promote and facilitate arts and cultural events.

The person will be a key member of the Tourism and Events team, at the Port Pirie Tourism and Arts Centre. The individual will need knowledge of the arts industry in regional South Australia, an understanding of current issues affecting contemporary Australian arts and an appreciation of grants available to regional artists and communities.  It is important the candidate has enthusiasm, common sense, flexibility, resilience and a willingness to put the development of arts and culture at the centre of what we do.

We encourage innovative thinking and a can-do approach to the challenges provided in this role. Please be aware that you must be able to work outside of business hours on some occasions to meeting with artist and communities in the Mid North and York Peninsula regions.

The position is offered based on an annual salary between $68,528 to $73,779. Council and Country Arts SA are prepared to discuss the length of the contract and accommodation options with the successful candidate.

A longer term position will be advertised early in the New Year.

EOI for this temporary position are open until 8 December 2017.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email your EOI letter and CV with referees to James Holyman [email protected]

About the Region

The Yorke and Mid North region covers an area of approximately 34,930 square kilometres and is located 80 km to the north of Adelaide. The region has diverse landscapes including pristine coastline to rich agricultural land to vineyards and significant mountain ranges. There are around 80 individual communities that form the broader Yorke and Mid North region – aligning around the geographic sub-regions of the Southern Flinders Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Clare Valley and Mid North.

Port Pirie is the largest city in the State’s Mid North Region and is the gateway to the Southern Flinders Ranges. Port Pirie is 220km (about three hours) from Adelaide on Highway One.

The Council region covers an area of 1,761 square kilometres and has a population of 17,625 people. The main city is Port Pirie with a population of 13,263 and two smaller towns being Crystal Brook (population 1,259) and Napperby (population 253). Other smaller townships include Koolunga, Redhill and Warnertown with the remaining people living on rural properties.

Port Pirie plays an important role as a regional service centre, with many of the surrounding smaller towns relying on Port Pirie for education, healthcare, retail and employment.