Join the team

Carclew is known nationally as a leader in youth arts and has been a huge part of many South Australians’ lives for almost 50 years. Carclew’s vision is a curious, connected, creative world, and its mission is to transform young lives through creativity.

Our approach to programming respects and engages with the very young as artists by delivering high quality arts experiences for children and young adults. We build their creative confidence as they grow older, and support the aspirations of young adults in the early years of their careers.

Carclew believes:

  • Children and young people are, innately, analysts, commentators, problem solvers, collaborators and critical thinkers and bring curiosity and imagination to their art making.
  • Young South Australians who do not currently have access to arts experiences are our priority.
  • Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have specific creative and cultural aspirations.
  • Young makers are leaders in experimentation, emerging art forms, creative innovation and the use of technology in art making.
  • The skills and tools for a successful arts career are complex and require ongoing development.

Carclew is committed to fostering inclusiveness and embraces the diversity of all people, such as differences in cultural background, ethnicity, disability, age, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or geographic location. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Currently Open Positions

Expression of Interest for Board Membership

Carclew is South Australia’s largest multi-art form and cultural non-profit organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under.

The Minister for Education is calling for expressions of interest in joining Carclew’s Board of Directors.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Governance, Risk Management and Oversight
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • Financial Oversight and Fundraising
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Building
  • Committee Participation

The Board meets a minimum of six times a year and has a maximum of 10 members. Additional extraordinary meetings are held as needed. There are three board sub-committees: Finance and Risk; Fundraising and a Nominations Committee (convened when vacancies arise).

Applications are invited from individuals with high level strategic thinking and corporate governance skills; legal and risk management expertise, and those with strong government relations and not-for-profit sector experience.

Carclew is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Carclew encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds including First Nations Peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and people with lived experience of disabilities.

To express your interest, please email with a current CV with two referees.

The Job and Person Specification is available  here.

Expressions of Interest close: 5pm on Friday 17 November 2023

Artist Expressions of Interest

In order to deliver our many programs we also invite proposals from early-career and established artists looking to work within the various arts programs we facilitate. Please email for more details.

Carclew Alumni Facebook group

For those of you who have a previous connection with Carclew, you may also be interested in joining our Carclew alumni Facebook group. Alumni refers to any artist who has been connected with Carclew through funding, scholarships/fellowships, professional development, workshops, mentorships, traineeships etc. The group has been set up so that we can stay in touch with alumni, hear about your career developments and provide information about EOI opportunities such as those listed here.

You can join the Carclew alumni Facebook group here (please remember to answer the questions).

Banner image: Dance Artist Caleena Sansbury at Elizabeth Grove Primary School – Photo taken by Jack Fenby