Andy Butler 

Writer + Curator + Artist

Hiring: Artist Assistant
8 hours a week. $31.22/hour +10% Super
6 month position, with view to extend (funding dependent)
Apps close 21st Feb at the latest.
Starting mid-March.

About Andy and the role:

Hi! I’m Andy, I’m an artist, writer and curator based in Naarm/Melbourne. I’m looking for an artist assistant a day a week for at least the next six months. I’m working on some bigger video art commissions to be released this year, a long-term archival research project into the archetype of the white saviour, as well as some curatorial and other projects that are in development.

I’m passionate about equity in creative and civic participation, and thinking about how our art and cultural infrastructure has gotten to a point where it’s a bizarro-world playground for the 1%. I try to find answers and alternatives to sticky questions around inequality through research based creative projects, arts criticism and curatorial projects.

Working with me could involve helping on project coordination on film projects, admin on curatorial projects, assistance on archival research, transcribing artist interviews, as well as admin tasks like invoicing, grant administration, calendar management and the like. I’m happy to negotiate tailoring this role to support on specific projects that are more aligned with your goals and interests – but in the very short term I’ll need help coordinating a video project for a museum-scale commission.

About you:

I’m looking for someone who’s values align, and who has some experience in arts administration/producing/curating/art making, and is looking to build up some skills by getting elbow deep on some projects with me. This role is best suited to someone from a culturally diverse background who is trying to understand how to navigate the sector and build a sustainable artistic practice. You’ll need to following skills:

- Clear email communication
-Well organized, able to follow (or help develop!) a project plan and timeline for projects with lots of collaborators.
-An understanding of contemporary art in Australia and discussions around equity, or a willingness to learn.
-Good at working in a team

It would be great if you knew something about:

-Budgets, invoicing and basic accounting software
-Film production
-Grant writing and administration

Details of the role:

There is scope for at least 8 hours a week at $31.22 an hour +10% super, across the one day. There could be a mix of working from home and working from my studio at Collingwood Yards. There is confirmed funding for a role like this for 6 months, with the view to extend.

You’d be starting in mid-March. Days of work negotiable.


Email me at Andrew.butler87@gmail.com with a cover letter introducing yourself and tell me why you’d be interested in working together, as well as a CV with a couple of references.

Feel free to email to set up a time to have a chat to hear more about the role, or you can text me on 0406 653 854 and we can set up a phone call.

Applications close Monday 21st Feb, with interviews happening shortly after, for a mid-March start. I’m looking to bring someone on relatively quickly, so will be reading applications and organizing interviews as they come in.

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