Careers at the
Australia Council


The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Our staff are engaged under the Australia Council Act 2013 and are not part of the Australian Public Service.

The Australia Council is currently working towards the strategic objectives within the 2021-2025 Corporate Plan. Our overarching purpose is to champion and invest in the arts. The Corporate Plan outlines our leadership role in building a vibrant arts ecology by fostering excellence and increasing national and international engagement with Australian art and artists. All staff at the Australia Council contribute to the realisation of this bold vision The Australia Council has a staff of approximately 115 employees. While many of our positions require artform expertise, we also have a range of specialist and administration positions relevant to arts management and administration. We actively recruit staff who reflect the diversity of artists and arts organisations we support. Our staff benefit from:

  • being part of an organisation that is highly respected in the arts community, both nationally and internationally
  • having the opportunity to contribute to strategic projects which will enrich the arts in Australia
  • developing arts expertise or providing other specialist knowledge and skills to the organisaton
  • undertaking challenging and rewarding work
  • having access to an employee wellbeing program.

To be considered for a vacancy at the Australia Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an applicable work visa.

The Australia Council has been named as an Inclusive Employer 2021-2022. This achievement recognises that we are active and committed to inclusion, and that we are above the Australian workforce average in DCA’s Inclusion@Work Index.

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