Paralegal - Artists in the Black

  • Arts Law
  • Nov 26, 2019
Part-time Intellectual Property Law Wills & Estates Other

Job Description

Arts Law Centre is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the Arts.  Our mission is to empower artists through the law. We provide free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.

Arts Law’s Artists in the Black (AITB) program delivers targeted services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts and cultural organisations nationally. The Artists in the Black service was established in 2004 to provide enhanced legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, organisations and communities.

The Artists in the Black Paralegal will work within the Artists in the Black team, including the Coordinator, the FT Paralegal and the CEO, to assist in the delivery of Arts Law’s service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts communities. This role will provide support & assistance to Arts Law staff and volunteers and will be required to provide administrative support for the CEO, Solicitors and Artists in the Black Coordinator where required.

The position is permanent part time (3 days per week). Generally, a working day at Arts Law is 9am-5pm with a one-hour break for lunch. The salary range commences at $59,000 per annum (pro rata) depending upon qualifications and experience.  Leave loading and the Superannuation Contribution (SGC) is paid in addition to the salary. Salary packaging is available for full-time and part-time employees.



  1. Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  2. Excellent attention to detail
  3. Tertiary or other qualifications relevant to the provision of legal services
  4. Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture
  5. Highly developed verbal, written, presentation and communication skills
  6. Excellent organisation and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple competing work tasks and deliver these to agreed timelines
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a small office environment
  8. Demonstrated understanding in the following computer applications; MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Salesforce


  1. Previous Paralegal experience will be highly regarded
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of problems faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, arts organisation and communities relevant to the Arts
  3. Understanding and appreciation of a community based legal centre
  4. Demonstrated experience liaising with relevant government and various stakeholders
  5. Willing to travel to remote communities for short period of time

Please include a resume/CV of no more than four pages, and details of three confidential referees (including at least two who have worked with you in a supervisory capacity).

Following the close of applications, the selection committee will consider applications and prepare a shortlist of candidates for interview. It is expected that at least one round of interviews will be undertaken.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. They can be sent to

Further information about Arts Law can be found at

Applications close Friday 13th December 2019 at 5.00pm

Organisation Name

Arts Law Centre of Australia

Landline phone

02 9356 2566

Contact Name

Melinda Watson

Email address

Street Address

43-51 Cowper Wharf Road WOOLLOOMOOLOO

Job Level

Any Level

State / Province / Region

New South Wales