Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.


Ten Days on the Island is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to join the team.

Reporting to the CEO the Finance Manager is responsible for the financial operations of Tasmania’s statewide biennial arts festival, including financial modelling, planning, reporting and general business management and, with the CEO ensuring legislative compliance, government and Board reporting.

Based in pataway/Burnie on the North West coast of lutruwita/Tasmania, this role is perfect for someone looking to join a small creative team who are passionate about what they do. Flexible hours make this the perfect opportunity for someone juggling family or other part time work commitments.

It’s 20 years since Ten Days ventured into the world as Tasmania’s first international arts festival. Two decades later Ten Days presents globally significant arts experiences that are deeply connected to place. We celebrate Tasmanian artists through collaborations, commissions and presentations that create the extraordinary.

Over the past 10 years Ten Days has expanded the Festival’s scope beyond its original island theme, but its role as a platform for Tasmanian artists has not changed. Ten Days has been Tasmania’s most consistent and significant contributor to the creation of new works, building a confident, distinctly Tasmanian voice which has gained in strength over two decades.

Ten Days showcases and celebrates work from the state’s finest artists and arts companies, alongside national and international artists and has provided opportunities for hundreds of Tasmanian artists and brought extraordinary arts experiences to audiences of nearly 2 million Tasmanians and visitors. It has been critical to the growth and development of many small and medium arts organisations and the careers of many artists in Tasmania.

This is a part-time position available for a three-year contract, commencing in August 2022.

Applications must be received by 10am Monday 25 July 2022.

CONTACT US job@tendays.org.au