Posted on May 29, 2023 Closing date 05/06/2023

Are you passionate about arts and culture? 

Would you love WFH flexibility and a compressed work week? 

Do you want to join a respected, innovative community legal centre with purpose? The Arts Law Centre of Australia is seeking a new Solicitor – and you might be the perfect fit! 

About Us 

The Arts Law Centre of Australia exists to strengthen arts and culture to make a better world.  As the national community legal centre for the arts, we provide specialised legal services to Australian creatives and their communities, including free or low-cost legal advice, education and resources. Arts Law also has a service which delivers legal help to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and organisations, called Artists in the Black.  

Our work includes: 

  • Legal advice on the broad range of legal issues affecting Australia’s artists and arts organisations 
  • Drafting resources for artists and creative businesses including contracts, information sheets, articles 
  • Law and policy reform work to ensure legal protection of artists’ rights and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP)  
  • Professional development workshops for Australia’s creators 
  • Outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts communities 

About the role 

This is a great opportunity to join our small team of lawyers who are energised by their love of the arts and dedicated to helping Australian creators protect their rights and grow their arts practice. We welcome applications from enthusiastic and dynamic lawyers with a strong knowledge of art law issues, who will benefit from the direct artist contact this job provides as well as the engagement with the wide range of areas of law on which we advise, including copyright, contracts, defamation and business structures to name a few. 

About you 

Do you have a strong knowledge of arts law issues, and demonstrated interest in the legal issues affecting Australian artists and arts organisations? We are seeking a lawyer who has: 

  • A current unrestricted practicing certificate in NSW (or eligible for) 
  • 4 years+ post qualification experience 
  • Experience in intellectual property law, including copyright and contracts/commercial law  
  • Strong legal drafting skills (experience in drafting contracts for creatives is highly desirable) 
  • Great verbal, written and presentation skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both autonomously as well as in a small team 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
  • Availability to travel 

First Nations lawyers are encouraged to apply. 

Download the position description here.


Salary: annual base salary of $94,500 + annual leave loading + 12% super + voluntary salary packaging available. Negotiable 

Work arrangements: Flexible working arrangements, including work from home flexibility on Monday and Friday, and a compressed four-day work week (35-hour work week spread across Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday) 

Office: Haymarket Sydney (remote work is available to right candidate) 

Professional development: Ongoing commitment to your Professional Development 

Value: The value of working for a truly national organisation that cares for its people, providing initiatives including leaved gifted over the Christmas/New Year period, a fun and inclusive workplace, and plenty of team lunches and outings 

Applicants must address the selection criteria. For the complete job description, selection criteria and how to apply visit or email [email protected]

Applications close Monday 5 June 2023.