Come, work with us and support Canberra's thriving craft and design community.

Since 1971, Craft + Design Canberra has played a vital role in sustaining Australia’s high-quality studio practice and supporting craftspeople, designers and audiences.

Craft + Design Canberra is recognised as a leading centre in contemporary Australian craft and design, with a vision to strengthen the dynamic link between the arts – as encompassed in the craft sector – and the broad creative industries and design sector. Our vision is to embed contemporary craft, making and design at the centre of everyday life in Australia’s capital, a global city of design.

Duty Statement

The Administration Officer is the primary support to the CEO and the team, maintaining the smooth running of the office and engaging closely with the staff, Board of Management, artist members, partner arts organisations, government, businesses, educational institutions, sponsors and philanthropic supporters to promote contemporary craft and design. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in administration, office and relationship management - supporting staff, artists and partners; as well as experience in working in collaboration with other organisations and partners.

Selection Criteria


1.      Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a productive contributor in a small team and establish positive working relationships with staff, board, members, artists, sponsors, internal and external stakeholders.


2.      Excellent organisational, project management, administration, and budgeting skills including demonstrated experience in proactively managing a high-volume workload - including multitasking, prioritising, self-direction, initiative, and flexibility.


3.      High level written communication skills with demonstrated experience preparing and editing emails, project plans, reports, presentations, contracts, grant applications, marketing copy, budgets and acquittals with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.


4.      High level of digital literacy with the ability to use administration, customer relations, event management, financial and presentation software (e.g. MS Office, Monday, Canva).

If you are a hands-on team player who thrives in a busy creative environment, with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, as well as a passion for art and design, then we'd love to hear from you.


Please email your application to jodie.cunningham@craftanddesigncanberra.org by Sunday 4 August 2024.

For more information contact:

Jodie Cunningham, CEO +Artistic Director, Craft + Design Canberra, on 043 8157 940 or at jodie.cunningham@craftanddesigncanberra.org

Further information Craft + Design Canberra’s Strategic Plan 2021-24, annual reports, and audited financial statements are available on our website – craftanddesigncanberra.org