Canberra’s design community has been hit hard by the recent closure of the national arts museum, with many in the field looking to the local scene to find jobs.
But what does a professional web designer actually do?
The Australian Centre for Web Design (ACWD) is currently recruiting for web designers, web design programs and even full-time freelancers.
ACWD chair Peter Tambasch says they want to fill the gap that is left by the closure of Canberra’s National Gallery.
“We’ve lost one of the great museums in the country, and it’s very sad,” he said.
Mr Tambosch says that while the gallery may be closed, its legacy will live on. “
A lot of people are going to the gallery to see paintings and sculptures, but they’re going to a gallery to learn about art, to be inspired, to learn to be creative, and to be engaged in the creative process.”
Mr Tambosch says that while the gallery may be closed, its legacy will live on.
“We’re trying to provide a place that’s open for artists to do their work, to create their work there and to connect with the public, and hopefully it’s something that’s going to bring a lot of positive impact to Canberra,” he says.
ACWG’s job search website offers a number of roles, including Web Design, Website Design, UX Designer, Graphic Design and Web Development. “
So I think that’s the kind of engagement that the National Gallery provides to Canberra.”
ACWG’s job search website offers a number of roles, including Web Design, Website Design, UX Designer, Graphic Design and Web Development.
“Some of the opportunities will be as an associate, and some of the jobs will be part-time,” Mr Todasch said.
ACWC is offering a three-month apprenticeship that covers the cost of living and a small stipend.
ACWS currently has an open position in Canberra’s Arts District, but Mr Tangasch thinks the company is looking to expand to other areas of Canberra.
“I think we’re looking to go beyond Canberra and look at other parts of Canberra, we’ve got a job posting open in the CBD and we’re just looking to see if that’s something we can do,” he explains.
ACWs job search page also has an entry for a freelance freelance web designer.
“If you’re interested in becoming a part-timer, we’ll cover the cost, and you will get paid on time,” Mr Trasch explains.
“For example, if we are hiring people on a full-timer basis, we will cover the costs of living, food, and accommodation.”
To find out more about the careers of Australian web designers and other professionals looking to get their feet wet in the Canberra web design scene, visit the ACWDs job search site.
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