Part time position at Darwin Community Arts

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The Community Arts and Cultural Access worker’s purpose is to increase the access and participation of underrepresented communities in the direction, production, and delivery of Community Arts projects, activities, and events. This will be done by supporting targeted community members through the process of project development and grant application, and evaluation, by continued contact and providing successful applicants with direct project support if wanted/required. This additional project support is offered in order to build capacity for self-determined arts project production.

The CACA worker will facilitate language support, including; access to interpreter and translation services for RAF applicants, where required.


The CACA worker’s domain is the execution of their role and the funding allocated to it.


The CACA will be accountable to the: 

  • Purpose of the Role as identified in their Role description; 
  • Funding agreements with Regional Arts Australia; 
  • DCA partners; 
  • DCA purpose. 

The Community Arts and Cultural Access Aims to: 

  • Support the self-determination and creative control of art projects by marginalised communities. This in turn will enhance the social and cultural development of regional Australia while creating greater economic opportunities through the arts for these communities. 
  • Create networks and partnerships to have the outreach to the community and necessary support for diverse creatives. 
  • The CACA Worker will contribute their knowledge in cultural artistic practice, project management and grant writing in collaboration with advocacy and support groups. 
  • The CACA Worker will network and compile support infrastructure for applicants. 
  • Increase the participation of individuals and groups who are under-represented currently as successful grantees of arts funding. This will increase the participation, along with increasing the content that is being generated by these populations for the broader community. 
  • There will be a focus on skill development and capacity building of marginalised populations in this role. 

Key Deliverables: 

  • Increase awareness of grants and funding with marginalised groups – utitlise and make linkages with connected organisations to ensure ongoing exposure to grant cycles. 
  • Project Management and Grant Writing workshops: deliver workshops in partnership with support  agencies to develop priority populations project development and grant writing skills; · Promote, encourage and support the project development process for diverse populations; · Accessibility of grant process: work closely with NTRA manager to increase the accessibility of the  grant process, including spoken applications, translation services, applicant support; 
  • Develop or contribute to the database of support networks to share with potential applicants; · Provide reports on activities and progress as required by stakeholders 
  • Work with the broader Regional Arts Fund team to increase the accessibility of RAF. 


CACA worker is employed for 15 hours a week at the DCA Uniform Rate of Pay – $36 p/h plus on-costs. Opportunities for other work may arise and will be negotiated with CACA worker and partner matters and or related DCA partner/s. If this occurs a separate contract and letter of offer may be needed. 


DCA encourages flexible working times for all partners, though this role does require a level of consistency of when hours will be worked but can be spread across the week. The CACA worker can coordinate this with Partner  Matters and communicate it to the DCA team and the public. 

Duration of Employment

The position is for 12 months, renewable subject to funding. The CACA worker will have a 6-month probation period.

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