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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.

Open Positions

Coordinator, Arts Programs

A dynamic role where you can make a difference to the lives of young South Australians

This is an identified position for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates only.

  • Support children and young people to thrive through increased participation in arts programs and career development
  • Provide opportunities for First Nations young people to connect with culture
  • Consult with First Nations artists and keystakeholders in schools and communities

Carclew is South Australia’s largest multi-art form and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for children and young people. It supports children and young people to try different art forms, and emerging artists to develop their craft, and advocates for youth arts practice.

Reporting to the Manager, Arts Programs, the Coordinator Arts Programs assists in the planning and delivery of arts projects.

To apply:

  • address Essential Criteria in Job and Person Specification (limit 2 pages)
  • provide a current CV with two referees
  • complete and include a pre-employment declaration form

This role is offered as a Part Time contract (0.6 FTE) remunerated at level ASO-4 ($74K-$77K pa pro rata). This position is only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants in accordance with section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The Job and Person Specification is available at For further information, contact Bethany Ashley-Ward, Manager – Arts Programs 08 8267 5111 or

Please send applications to Hana Fittes by 5pm Monday 25 July 2022.

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 head to our EOI Call Out page 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