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Ainslie and Gorman offers a challenging and exciting environment for arts professionals with the ambition to make a difference.



Employment Opportunity: Business Manager

The Business Manager performs an essential role in the Ainslie+Gorman management team, working closely with the Director and team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The Business Manager ensures that the business operations of Ainslie+Gorman support the organisation’s vision by maximising income generation, managing the association’s finances and resources, and ensuring efficient and accountable administration.

Reporting to the Director, and supported by two Administration Officers, the role is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of Ainslie and Gorman’s business, financial, human resources, tenancy, contract, customer service and office management.

Salary: $80,000 (pro rata)
Hours of work: 30 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday.
Location: Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT

For the full position description, including key responsibilities, selection criteria and how to apply click AGAC Business Manager.



Arts Administration Services

Critics Forum 2013. Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

Critics Forum 2013. Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres offer a range of professional services to artists and arts organisations, including auspicing for artists and community groups seeking administrative services to receive and manage grants.

In our role as arts centre managers, we have developed the specialist administrative expertise to auspice grants professionally, reliably, and with an understanding of the unique needs of artists and creative communities. To find out more about our auspicing program, please contact us

Work Experience and Interns


Audiences enjoy an Exhibition in the Bogong Thatre, Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.

If you are thinking about a career in the arts, Ainslie and Gorman offer tertiary students the unique opportunity to work with experienced staff members at our multi-art form centres. We accept applications from students studying arts and cultural management, event management, technical production, and other related fields, to undertake a secondment or work experience placement with us. We also accept applications from secondary and college students studying technical production. Applications to undertake a work experience placement with Ainslie and Gorman are open year-round. Successful applicants will have a tailored placement according to the field and level of study. Placements are generally project or event-based and supervised by a key member of Ainslie and Gorman staff. We can also broker introductions to our member organisations, who also offer opportunities from time to time.

Work experience at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre is an invaluable opportunity to learn from experienced arts centre staff about programming, producing, marketing, communications and operating in a multi-arts context.

To apply, download the Work Experience Application Form.


An Ensemble from Canberra Youth Music performing in the Main Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre. Bloom 2012. Photo by Art Atelier.

An Ensemble from Canberra Youth Music performing in the Main Hall at Ainslie Arts Centre. Bloom 2012. Photo by Art Atelier.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Volunteer Program provides individuals with the opportunity to support us in the delivery of high quality arts programs at our multi-arts centres. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals, who have a passion for the arts and are interested in gaining industry experience. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities in areas such as front of house, arts administration, artist liaison, food and beverage, and event coordination. You will meet new people, learn new skills, and be part of a team that supports some of Canberra’s finest artists, arts organisations and audiences.

If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest, or if you would like further information, please contact