22 January 2013

South Bank (m)art store - closing sale

After three fantastic years of trading at our South Bank (m)art store, our lease comes to an end on Sunday 27th January, 4pm.

Join us for an “End of Lease” Sale from Tuesday 15th January until Sunday 27th January.


Don’t miss this rare opportunity to stock up on your favourite products from Australia’s leading and emerging designers and craftspeople at these one-off SALE prices!

The operation of the South Bank (m)art store has been made possible due to the wonderful support of South Bank Corporation over the past three years. The artisan team would like to thank South Bank Corporation for their valuable contribution to the craft and design sector through their sponsorship of the retail space. The South Bank (m)art store has provided a strong commercial platform for over 200 craftspeople, designers and artists to sell their products to the public and has provided the community with an additional destination for purchasing the diverse collection of quality Australian design and craftsmanship.

While we mark the closure of the South Bank (m)art store and the valuable contribution this has provided our community and the craft and design sectors, the artisan team are looking forward to launching new opportunities and ventures to support and build the craft and design sectors in 2013 and beyond. 

Artisan’s retail activity will continue to offer an exquisitely crafted and intelligently designed collection of Australian product through our flagship store at Fortitude Valley and our 24/7 Online Store.

Employment opportunity at artisan

We are currently on the hunt for an Exhibitions & Public Programs Coordinator to join our talented team! If you think you might be the one we're looking for, please read the position description and selection criteria below and send us your application by 8th February.

LOCATION: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
HOURS: Full Time
CONTRACT: Until 31 December 2013 (extensions beyond this date are subject to ongoing organisational funding)

To support the Curator/Exhibitions Manager by managing logistical and administrative processes and procedures for exhibitions and public programs.

> Co-ordinate and manage logistical aspects of the exhibition program, including:
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Freight
  • SchedulesLoans
> Manage the installation of all artisan exhibitions including:
  • Booking contract staff
  • Preparing installation schedules
  • Sourcing display furniture
  • Arranging the production of exhibition design materials including
  • signage
  • Condition reports
> Co-ordinate operations maintenance for the gallery including ordering supplies, liaising with service providers/contractors, maintaining assets.

> Work with marketing and graphic design staff to produce marketing collateral including advertising, invitations and catalogues.

> Track expenditure under the direction of the Curator/Exhibitions Manager.

> Support the delivery of public programs and audience engagement activities, including:
  • Booking speakers, accommodation and travel
  • Setting up equipment for public programs
  • Liaising with Marketing staff to promote programs
  • Tracking visitor numbers
  • Presenting floor talks and guided tours as required
  • Providing administrative support to deliver audience engagement initiatives
A flexible working environment is highly valued within the organisation. Occasional evening, early morning or weekend work may be required in this position.
Manual labor and the use of tools is required of this position.

This position reports to the Curator & Exhibitions Manager. Regular consultation with other members of the artisan team will be required, including the CEO, Administrator, and Retail staff.

This position will provide gallery support and may liaise on behalf of artisan with artists, curators, sponsors, representatives of government departments and funding bodies, academics, researchers, national and international institutions, writers, speakers and members of the public.

If you are interested in this position, please familiarise yourself with the organisation by visiting our website www.artisan.org.au
You will need to provide evidence of your understanding of the organisation and the requirements of the position within your responses to the Key Selection Criteria below.

Your application should comprise:
  • A Cover Letter, no longer than one A4 Page
  • A Curriculum Vitae, no longer than two A4 pages, including the names and contact details of two current referees
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria no longer than three A4 pages

Arts-based knowledge
You have obtained an under-graduate education within an arts-based discipline and have a keen interest in current trends and movements within the visual arts and craft sector.

Achieves results
You possess organisational skills including the ability to manage various tasks and meet deadlines. You are diligent, efficient and effective in your processes and procedures and are proactive in learning new skills to attain this.

Supports productive working relationships
You actively work to develop productive and respectful relationships. You are self driven with an ability to work independently. You believe in quality and can see things from a variety of perspectives.

Displays initiative and personal drive
You commit energy and drive to see that work tasks and objectives are achieved.

Communicates with influence
You have the ability to communicate clearly and precisely in a logical manner respondent to a variety of contexts. Your verbal and non-verbal communication is professional and appropriate.

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th February 2013
Post or Email your application by 5pm on the closing date to:
Grace Keeffe
Administration Assistant
Ph: (07) 3215 0800
Email: info@artisan.org.au
Address: Level 2, 381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006