POSITION: Chief Executive Officer, Alice Springs (NT)

Danny Chifley, 6th July 2020
Located in Alice Springs, Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (Aboriginal Corporation) (CAAMA) gives Aboriginal people in Central Australia a strong voice in the media and plays a major role in sustaining Aboriginal languages and cultures. CAAMA incorporates divisions covering radio, music, TV production and technical and AV services and employs some 20 staff with a current turnover around $3M.

CAAMA has an impressive history of contributions to indigenous culture, media, filmmaking and music and has contributed to the careers of award-winning filmmakers and musicians.

In March 2020 CAAMA was placed into Special Administration in order to address its financial issues and develop its governance and compliance standards. The Special Administrators anticipate that the new CEO will join an organisation that is financially stable and has significant potential to maintain and grow its industry-leading position.

About the Position

This role offers a great opportunity to make this organisation fly again.  For a visionary leader with extensive experience in radio broadcasting, CAAMA is rich in potential to re-establish its strong brand and continue its industry-leading work.

Initial challenges include streamlining compliance and administrative obligations; aligning staff and departments into a co-operative, focused and accountable team; creating a robust strategic plan; and addressing some operational and infrastructure issues.

Once stabilised, the CEO will capitalise on CAAMA’s great legacy in radio, music and filmmaking to engage the community, reinvigorate the brand and rebuild into a strong, powerful indigenous media organisation.

About You

We are seeking an experienced senior executive with significant media communications experience, who has demonstrated capacity for stabilising an organisation and leading it back to strength.  Your capacity to unite and motivate a team and facilitate innovative development will be essential. 

In addition to highly developed communication and negotiation skills and practical hands-on management capability, you will have a good understanding of government funding systems, budget and cashflow management, and a strong network of industry contacts.

Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues and culture and the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people is important to the role; and you will need to demonstrate a commitment to promoting the strength and capability of individuals and communities, professionally and personally, to bring real value to this role.

An appealing salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate that includes private use of a vehicle, 5 weeks annual leave, and salary sacrifice opportunities. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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For a detailed Position Description and other relevant information, please download the Information Pack available at

To apply, send your application by email to; or apply via the relevant jobs site.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter highlighting what you can bring to this role (maximum 2 pages)
  • Your current CV

(Note there is no requirement to respond to selection criteria at this stage of the recruiting process)

Applications close: midnight Sunday 19 July 2020. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and initial interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. 


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