Careers and Internships at the Arts Village

There are currently no job vacancies at The Arts Village


Our Tips for Job Seekers:

1. We know finding roles (particularly entry roles) in arts administration and community arts organisations can sometimes be challenging. The roles don’t seem to come up often, and the application process for this can be extremely competitive. Here are a few of our tips for job seekers:

2. Network, mingle and meet people. If you are wanting to find work in a specific geographical location, it can be really handy to get to know the area and those already working in the creative community sector. Attending openings and networking events (or just popping in and introducing yourself) is a great way to develop your own knowledge about the needs and aspirations of a particular community.

3. Look at job listing sites that specifically list these kinds of jobs and opportunities that you are wanting to find. There are a few out there. Two great ones are The Big Idea and Do Good Jobs.

4. When applying, write your cover letter/CV based on what the organisation wants. If they are looking for someone to do administration, don’t spend 75% of your pitch on your curation skills. Bonus skills are great to bring into a role but focus what you are applying for when making your first application. An application is a great way for a potential employer to get to know you, and just like in face-to-face, too much information can be a little overwhelming. Make sure you include relevant work experience and talk about things you are passionate about. But don’t go on for more than a single page. Think about what you really want to showcase about yourself and make sure it stands out.

5. Look for internship/work experience opportunities. This could be volunteering, or you may be able to find a more structured internship programme. Depending on funding, we sometimes offer targeted paid short-term internships here (for arts students/graduates, or migrant/student job seekers). In the past these have included administration, project research, scoping and the development of public programmes. Keep an eye out and make sure if you are a student/graduate that you also investigate any existing programmes your education provider may have set up.

6. Keep at it. Sometimes it won’t be the first, second, or third application that gets you the job you want. That doesn’t mean you won’t get there. It can be tough, we know. Consider that most vacancies advertised in our sector could probably easily be filled by any one of the top 5-10 candidates. We have been there too, and the best advice we have for this is to not get disheartened. If you know what you want, stay positive and persevere and your day will come!