NAVA Advocacy Director

We are currently looking for an experienced collaborator to lead our advocacy and public-facing work so that we can achieve real and lasting change.

A photo of a seated crowd in a tall amphitheatre with deep red seating and dim lighting. People are talking among themselves in groups of two to three.

Photo by Zan Wimberley, NAVA's Future/Forward, Parliament House, Canberra ACT, 2018.

The National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA) leads policy, advocacy and action for a visual arts sector that’s ambitious and fair. Founded in 1983, NAVA’s mission as a Membership-driven organisation is to champion artists, lead the discussions and secure policy change that strengthens Australia’s contemporary arts sector nationally.

NAVA’s current key strategic focus is to help artists, arts workers, organisations and policymakers navigate the ethics of work in the arts sector through its discussion and policy forums and publishing activity, its highly visible national advocacy work and the ongoing campaign for the consistent application of its foundational document: the NAVA Code of Practice.

Across everything we do, NAVA is committed to demonstrating the values that artists and the sector demand we uphold, including putting First Nations first; paying artists and arts workers as per the NAVA Code of Practice as a minimum; providing accessible services, resources and events; respecting human rights and dignities; standing against discrimination, harassment and bullying; collaborating and working closely with sector organisations who are committed to raising standards; promoting environmental sustainability through our services, purchases and partnerships and events; and championing bold, rigorous thinking that translates into ethical action.

We are currently looking for an experienced collaborator to lead our advocacy and public-facing work so that we can achieve real and lasting change. This is a rare opportunity to be both hands-on and strategic, sharing the organisation’s leadership role with the Executive Director and collaborating with a small team for big impact on artists’ rights, sector development and arts policy.

Applications for the position of Advocacy Director are invited from across Australia until 30 April 2021. 

NAVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly welcome applicants from First Nations, culturally diverse, disability and Deaf, and/or marginalised communities.

Follow the link below to access the position description and details on how to apply.

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) acknowledges the Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nations where our office is located and all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories. Sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.