Field Officer - Martumili (Seasonal) - CASUAL POOL (#215)

Employment Details
Date Added: 3-Jun-2022
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2022 04:00 PM

Work with Martu artists and experience the magic of the Pilbara!

Casual pool – located in Newman – travel expenses and accommodation provided

The progressive Shire of East Pilbara, the largest local Government Authority in Western Australia, servicing the town sites of Newman, Marble Bar, Nullagine and local communities, is offering an exciting opportunity to work for a visionary Chief Executive Officer.

Join the journey!  Create the incredible as a Field Officer – Martumili (Seasonal).  Martumili Artists is a not-for-profit Aboriginal art centre delivered as an activity of the Shire of East Pilbara. Martumili facilitates art production and represents the commercial interest of Martu artists living and working in 7 communities across the East Pilbara - Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong.

The successful candidates will form a pool of casual employees to be employed under 12 month contracts and be rostered to work for periods of a few months at a time during the duration of such contracts. You will be responsible for delivering high quality services to Martu artists, customers, key stakeholders and contributing to the effective operations of the enterprise.  You will also establish sound administration processes and procedures within the section to ensure effective systems are in place, maintaining effective and co-operative communication within the organisation and applying sound interpersonal skills to facilitate positive responses to key activities and procedures to achieve desired results.

You will:

  • Have relevant tertiary qualifications or creative sector experience and experience in visual arts
  • Be able to function in a demanding physical environment and to cope with remote area work and flexible work hours
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, particularly in a cross-cultural setting
  • Be able to motivate artists and identify art-skills development opportunities
  • Posses sound administrative and organisational skills and be proficient in IT and communication
  • The holder of a minimum current ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence
  • Be able to provide a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Hourly rate of $42.41 (adult rate) inclusive of 25% casual loading…plus
  • 20% Employer Superannuation Contribution (subject to Employee Contribution)…plus
  • Eligibility for long service leave…plus
  • Staff discount on gym, recreation and aquatic center memberships

Make this role your own in the heart of the Pilbara where extraordinary happens. Experience the Magic!  Join a Team working with passion and purpose aimed at proactively achieving the Shire’s Vision and Objectives while living its values of Leadership with HEART - Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork. 

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Job Details
Business Unit Martumili
Employment Status Casual

Contact Information

For enquiries relating to the application or recruitment process, please contact Aimee Wooden – Human Resources Officer on (08) 9175 8000 or

For role specific enquiries, please contact Anna Spencer – Coordinator Art Production, on (08) 9175 1020.

How to Apply

Next steps – Applicants are requested to submit an up to date resume and cover letter addressing the essential criteria in no more than 3 pages. Please find the application button below.

If you are unable to apply via our website, please submit your application by emailing

Applications close at 4:00 pm, 30 September 2022 however the Shire reserves the right to appoint the right applicant to this position prior to the closing date - Canvassing of Councillors or Selection Panel Members will disqualify.

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