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Canberra Glassworks


Annual Budget: more than $1,500,000
Number of Paid Staff: 11 - 20
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Community Segment: Arts & Culture

Current Board Size: 8-12
Board Meetings (frequency): Every two months
Board Meetings Held: During Day
State where Board Meetings Held: Australian Capital Territory
Local Government Area:

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Canberra Glassworks (the Glassworks) was established in 2007 and is Australia’s leading, world-class, glass-centre for contemporary glass art, craft and design.

The Glassworks provides artists with state-of-the-art equipment; intensive workshops taught by leading glass artists; studios and residencies programs; and a unique context to explore, develop and realise new work.  The Glassworks provide diverse opportunities for visitors to interact with and learn about glass making and the heritage of Canberra’s Kingston Power House through our exhibitions, education and community engagement public programs. Visitors can meet artists, see glassmaking as it happens, view exhibitions, take tours and have a hands-on experience working with glass.

Our purpose is:

  • To enhance the careers of artists by providing state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and high quality programs which support innovation, development, production and the exhibition of their work;
  • To provide accessible opportunities for children and adults to view and learn about contemporary glass and connect with the heritage values and history of the Kingston Power House;
  • To provide a world-class tourist experience alongside Canberra’s significant national attractions and institutions;
  • To build and promote Canberra Glassworks as a nationally and internationally recognised Australian centre for excellence in contemporary glass-art, craft and design.

Our team is as diverse as the services we provide to the community.  We are a Not-for-Profit company limited by Guarantee and an ACNC registered charity. We are governed by a Board of up to 10 Directors and lead by our Chief Executive Officer and a small, but hard-working and committed team.

We are seeking dynamic Board members to share in our vision to enhance the visibility, viability and vitality of Australian glass by being an engaging and valued centre for art, craft and design within the Australian cultural landscape.

We are seeking a Director who has a strong Arts background, either in arts management, as a practicing artist or curatorial professional, without current or past ties with the Glassworks to further enhance the diversity of our Board.

We are also seeking a Director with a strong Marketing background, who can provide insight and guidance in the establishment and development of our partnerships, sponsorship, donations and funding to support the organisation’s operations and programs.

All Directors of the Glassworks are expected to contribute positively to Board meetings (currently bi-monthly), participate in our social and marketing functions including exhibition openings and public programs as well as participate in out-of session committees such as the Finance, Risk and Audit committee and the Fundraising Committee.


Canberra Glassworks is committed to ensuring that our board reflects the composition of our community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply for this position.

Please be aware that as an arts board in the not for profit sector there are no Director sitting fees payable.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter that addresses the selection criteria in the position description to board@canberraglassworks.com by Friday 21 December 2018. Position descriptions can be obtained from the Canberra Glassworks website

If you would like further information please contact Michael Snare, Chair Canberra Glassworks Board on 0439 332 770 or board@canberraglassworks.com 

Role: General Board Member
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Advertising, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Marketing & Communications
Targeting: Females, Youth/Students, People with Disabilities, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQI
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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