Work with NAVA: General Manager

NAVA is looking for a dynamic General Manager to join our team.

Overview of NAVA

The National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA) is an independent, not-for-profit, Membership organisation which brings together the many voices of the contemporary arts sector to improve fundamental conditions of work and practice. We do this through advocacy, education and the Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design (the Code). 

The Code recently went through a major three-year revision to more adequately reflect the industry’s growing concern with issues of justice, access, fair work and representation. The sixth edition of the Code has been endorsed by the Australian Government as part of the National Cultural Policy, Revive. It is recognised and utilised across the sector as a fundamental reference document. At NAVA, we strive to lead by example, embedding good practices within our own operations.

As well as championing the rights of artists as workers and setting the standards for equitable engagements in the visual arts, NAVA supports artists and arts workers through a number of services, including insurance, professional development and education, the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, auspicing and one-on-one advice and support.

Why join the NAVA team?

NAVA is committed to creating a welcoming, respectful, culturally safe and non-discriminatory environment that centres voices from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage First Nations peoples, people of colour and d/Deaf and Disabled people to apply and join us in shaping the future of the contemporary arts sector. 

The NAVA team believes that a variety of perspectives enhances our work and contributes to the organisation’s vision to ensure that the visual arts are vital, sustainable and ethical. If you are passionate about the arts and eager to make a positive impact, we would love to hear from you.

Join a committed, dynamic team with a culture of flexibility, trust, integrity, and respect.

About the role

NAVA is seeking a dynamic General Manager to oversee the administration of our business operations. This key leadership role ensures that NAVA’s operations are efficient, effective, and aligned with our core principles. Responsibilities include strategic and financial management, human resources, office operations, policy adherence, and administrative support to the Board of Directors.

The General Manager will supervise five part-time staff within the Membership and Professional Development teams, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

Location: Any (within Australia)

Reports to: Executive Director

Working with: NAVA staff located in a Sydney office and interstate; key stakeholders, partners and media; NAVA Members

Position type: Full-time 37.5 hour / week. Flexible conditions available.

Salary details: $85,000 - $100,000 pa + 11.5% superannuation + 17.5% holiday leave loading

Applications due: 10 August 2024

Image credit

NAVA team. Photo by Jacquie Manning, 2022.

ID: Photo of NAVA staff gathered around a table, engaged in discussion and reviewing NAVA Code of Practice documents.

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is a national organisation with staff who work across multiple states. The NAVA Board, and the artists, arts workers and organisations that we represent are based across hundreds of sovereign nations and unceded lands throughout the continent that has become colonially known as Australia.

NAVA acknowledges the Traditional Owners, Custodians and knowledge-holders of the unceded lands on which we live, learn, and work. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first artists and storytellers on this continent and pay respect to First Nations communities' ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.