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GBART is Hiring

GBART is Hiring!

Expressions of interest are invited to bring GBART 2023 to Life!



  • Passion for the Granite Belt and for Creative Industries.
  • Experience in coordinating projects and/or events.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook email and calendar)
  • Able to/willing to work in a shared online workspace (eg Google Drive)
  • Able to work with a range of stakeholders from event planning/activation, bump-in/out right through to wrap-up.
  • Able to work with budget and timeline constraints. à OK with peaks and troughs of project work because hours will vary.
  • Exemplary attention to detail with …. Scheduling–yours/others, spelling/grammar, budgets, record-keeping, communication.
  • Able to supply own office equipment/services such as phone, internet, computer, printer. Clear, accurate, timely reporting and invoicing. Refer to ATO Definition of Contractor.
  • Commercial awareness – upholding the GBART brand and its compliance obligations. Nice to have – Experience and/or qualifications in à Events or Project Management. à Creative content and/or procedure writing. à Governance/management systems.


  • Responses and evidence to support the requirements above.
  • At least two current referees who can verify relevant performance
  • Value for Money
  • GBART is an event by locals for locals – first preference is given to locals.

Nice to have – Experience and/or qualifications in

  • Events or Project Management.
  • Creative content and/or procedure writing.
  • Governance/management systems.

KEY DATES 2023 – Please consider these dates carefully before you apply.

  • Feb – AGM
  • March - Applications open for artisans and advertisers/Sponsors
  • April - Artisan & advertising/sponsorship applications close
  • May - (First 2 weeks- photography/videography)
  • May - June booklet assembly and printing
  • June – Fair Trading annual return
  • July - booklet distribution (in time for Snowflakes)
  • August-September - marketing the event to the drive market (we know our demographic); volunteer recruitment and induction. Preparations for the Opening night.
  • October – final preparations, bump in, set up GBART Central at the Showgrounds
  • October 2023 GBART EVENT ACTIVE DATES = Friday 27th to Sunday 29th
  • Bump-out 30th October;
  • November/December – finalising income and expenses, collating data, reporting, EOFY audit.
  • Every month – committee meetings, media releases, fundraising/grant applications, grant reporting and aquittals, planning and budgeting, and coordinating the next event.


The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Open Studio event (GBART) is a not-for-profit arts and cultural tourism engagement event held the last weekend of October every second year. GBART is an incorporated association but is not currently a registered charity. The committee are all volunteers.

The event is designed to showcase the ever-increasing pool of incredible arts and creative talent in the region. Born in response to bushfires and negative zero-water publicity in 2018 it was designed to offer a community wellbeing opportunities that -

  • reduce isolation,
  • create new income opportunities for individuals and economic uplift for the community,
  • galvanize the region’s identity as an arts and cultural tourist destination, and
  • inclusiveness – we do not see it as our role to say what is good/bad art or craft – if you are a local artisan and would like to apply, please register your interest with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible as application kits will be handed out on the CCART bus trip on 6 November 2022 (a free artisan development day to visit our sister trail).

GBART offers the concept of “I can” to locals and visitors to the Granite Belt during the spectacular season of Spring, the most stunning season of all when in addition to wildflowers, blossoms, wine and local produce - Locals and Visitors can…

  • Meet our makers;
  • Get behind the scenes and have a go, enrol in a class; and “Do” Art and/or craft

Previous program, maps, and links to socials and other information from

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like more information (eg annual report or similar) about GBART to help with your preparations.