Are you an administration and systems guru?

Does the operational thrum of a small arts organisation thrill you?

We’re seeking an experienced administrator to play a key role in SA’s peak body for visual artists, crafts people and designers.

The Operations Manager (0.8 FTE) is an important role within Guildhouse, ensuring the smooth operations of the organisation spanning membership processes, financial and business systems.

The role of this position is to develop, implement and manage Guildhouse’s financial and business systems to meet organisation objectives. The Operations Manager will work closely with the CEO and Board in the areas of strategic corporate planning, financial planning and reporting, commercial operations, human resources management, technology planning and administration. The Operations Manager will manage the preparation of both external and internal financial reporting requirements, budget submissions and administrative reports.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Artistic Programs Manager and other staff, the Operations Manager will make an active contribution to the leadership team and team culture.

The Operations Manager has exceptional administration skills, a knack for systems and procedures, is a clear communicator and maintains excellent stakeholder relationships. This person likes to use their initiative, is naturally curious and enjoys working in the detail whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

Guildhouse is the peak body for visual artists, craftspeople and designers in South Australia.

With a clear focus on creating opportunities for artists and leading sector development, Guildhouse engages and supports artists with creative and career development programs such as residencies, mentorships, one-on-one advice, tailored business skill development, network development and opportunities to create new work. Guildhouse also facilitates and manages various artist engagement projects connecting artists with commissions and opportunities.

Guildhouse is a small and dynamic team, servicing a membership base of almost 1,000 members and presents a thriving program of events and initiatives in partnership with South Australia’s leading cultural, philanthropic and corporate partners.

For any enquiries about the position, contact Chief Executive Officer, Emma Fey on 08 8410 1822 or

Applications should include a cover letter, a 2 page statement addressing the selection criteria and areas of responsibility, curriculum vitae and contact details for at least two referees.

Applications close Wednesday 2 December 2020, 5pm.