Hahndorf Academy Foundation Inc.

Hahndorf Academy is a hub of creativity, heritage and contemporary culture

Hahndorf Academy is hiring!

We are looking for a Retail Manager to run our amazing shop that specialises in South Australian handmade crafts and art. Be part of a busy team in a vibrant space working in a beautiful heritage building in historic Hahndorf.

Hahndorf is one of the top tourist destinations in Australia. Hahndorf Academy has 95,000 visitors a year to its galleries, museum and retail shop. It strives to be a creative and active space that supports tourism and its local community.

Hahndorf Academy is a not-for-profit organisation which consists of a Board of Management, Director, Retail Manager, Administration Officer and a team of dedicated volunteers.

The Retail Manager role is suitable for someone with experience in retail and administration. This is a responsible role with many aspects to it, from selling, administration, merchandising, ordering stock, overseeing a team of volunteers who assist in the shop, and liaising with suppliers and our visitors and customers.

Retail and administration skills are essential. The role is full time, Monday to Friday with some out of hours work expected on a time-in-lieu basis for exhibition openings and occasional public holiday or weekend work.

If you think you would thrive in this position, please email your covering letter, resume and application addressing the job specification to:

Rachel McElwee, Director

by 5pm Monday 17th June 2019.

Please also forward any queries to Rachel McElwee as above.

Hahndorf Academy Foundation Inc.



This role requires a person with excellent selling and people skills and efficient administration skills and experience. This includes working closely with volunteers, the Director, the Administration Officer and the ability to work in a busy team environment.


Retail and Selling: Strive to meet budget targets and increase revenue including sales for the retail shop and exhibition galleries.

Volunteers: Manage a team of volunteers including organising rosters, training, recruitment and general ongoing support.

Administration: Maintain an efficient retail system, dealing with invoices and queries, entering stock into MYOB Retail Manager, end of month figures, monthly reports, stock checks and stocktakes. Working alongside the Administration Officer with reporting and artist/supplier payments and invoicing.

Systems include: Working with MYOB Retail Manager and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Artists and Suppliers: Provide business support and promotion of their stock and maintain an efficient stock system.

Team: Support the team and help to run a successful organisation.

Volunteer Vacancies


Join our team as a volunteer.

Volunteering at Hahndorf Academy is a great way to meet new people and engage with the arts and heritage whilst giving back to the community.

We have a saying ‘what would we do without volunteers’

And this is so true, we have a great team who we appreciate and we are always on the lookout for new people to join us. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we rely on our volunteers to help us run our busy shop, museum and art galleries.  

The extensive amount of time, skills and knowledge that our team of volunteers contribute is priceless. If you are interested in assisting in retail, collection documentation, exhibitions, special events, administration, gardening or general maintenance, we are always ready to welcome people who are willing to join our dedicated team. 


Volunteer Vacancies:

Handy person.

This volunteer role would suit someone who likes to potter about and fix things, (nothing complicated and we are very flexible with the days and hours) for example, changing light bulbs in the shop and museum, painting walls and plinths for exhibitions, helping carry artworks and plinths for exhibitions and general maintenance. If you think this role would appeal to you please send an email to us telling us a little about you.


Retail assistant.

Join our team in our gorgeous shop that specialises in handmade gifts and artworks by South Australian artists and makers. The range of products varies from glass, books, ceramics, jewellery and paintings to scarves and homewares. The shop is busy with locals, Adelaide customers, interstate and overseas visitors.

Customer service is really important to us, there is training provided however we do require people to have retail or sales/customer service experience. You will report to the Retail Manager who is always there to support you. And we want people who want to stay with us on a long term basis as our retail volunteers are a loyal dedicated team who love being here and we treasure them equally. The hours are for half a day either 10-1.30pm or 1.30-5pm and we welcome people who are on Centrelink schemes. If you think this role would appeal to you please send an email to us with some information about you and a resume


Events and Exhibition opening helpers

Every month we have an opening here for our events or exhibitions. The atmosphere is always good fun and we are always on the lookout for someone to help us serve drinks. The hours for this role is incredibly flexible depending on when the openings etc. are so if you are interested in art and supporting the artists and you enjoy serving drinks please send us an email with some information about you to