The Black Arm Band Company

music of the Australian Indigenous experience


I feel very honoured and very proud to be up there amongst everyone. We are sharing the stage. We’re sharing the strength. You don’t have to be overpowering another one. You don’t have to be the star of the show. We’re all stars. We’re all stars lined up. It’s like looking up at the sky. Which is the best star? You can’t say because they’re all beautiful, see, so that’s what it’s all about. None of us is better than the other. We’re all just great. We’re too good. We’re deadly.

- Ruby Hunter on murundak



Administrative Assistant

Part time
2 year contract

Black Arm Band is looking for an administrative assistant, interested in the performing arts and with enthusiasm for Indigenous arts and communities.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate good attention to detail and a methodical, organised and thorough approach to work. The ability to prioritise and stay calm under pressure while juggling tasks is desirable.  This is a front line position and the ability to communicate well with staff  at all levels as well as customers and stakeholders is essential.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Managing calendars
  • Making travel, meeting and event arrangements
  • Taking and preparing minutes
  • Preparing reports and financial data
  • Client relations
  • Market research
  • Accessing and directing information

Essential skills and experience:

  • Strong computer and Internet research skills
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff


Negotiable – commensurate with experience

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to by closing date Wednesday 4 March 2015.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.