Job Opportunity – Executive Director

The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall management and operations of WAMA, providing dynamic leadership and strategic direction to the overall organization.

  • Lead an iconic art and culture tourist destination
  • Manage a world-class art gallery and environmental precinct
  • Stunning Grampians location

Reporting directly to WAMA’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director have a primary role to establish WAMA as Australia’s National Centre for Environmental Art and develop the art and wildlife precinct to be of international standing. This includes operationalising the new site, managing the building and exhibition spaces within the gallery, and overseeing all aspects of policymaking, planning, organisation, staffing, marketing, finance, fundraising, and operations.

The successful candidate will build and lead a small team in the delivery of our exhibitions and public programs, care for our art collection, and foster partnerships with government, local businesses, community organisations, schools, and universities.

The role will also involve refining and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program, cultivating relationships with potential donors, and securing funding for our exhibitions and programs.

WAMA is seeking someone with an enthusiasm for art and the environment with a minimum of 5 years of senior leadership experience, preferably within the arts or cultural sector. They will have a strong knowledge of contemporary and historic art, Australia’s natural environment and cultural institutions. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills are essential, as is a relevant degree or qualifications and extensive experience.

Please note that appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

For more information, please contact

Paula Toal, WAMA’s Operational Readiness Program Manager on 0419754544.

Download a full position description here.


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