Nancy Whittaker has been an art teacher in both government and independent schools, in the city and country, at every level from prep to tertiary in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Great Britain, and Canada. She worked as a commercial artist in PNG Department of Information and Extension Services, and then lectured in Art Education at Madang Teachers’ College.
She has also been a lecturer in Art Education at Melbourne University prior to becoming an Arts Policy Officer with the Ministry of Education. This was followed by a position as an Extension Education Officer responsible for all subject associations in the state of Victoria, in addition to providing Professional Development for Extension Education Officers (EEOs) in Subject Associations and Cultural Institutions (including NGV, MOV, Zoo et al), prior to her retirement to Maldon.
After retiring, Nancy was the Coordinator of the Maldon Visitor Information Centre (VIC) for seven years and concurrently co-editor of The Tarrangower Times with her husband, the late Dr Geoff Hammond for two years.
Nancy is Secretary of the Maldon Movies Film Society (Maldon Golden Movies - MGM) and organises a fortnightly game of Sociable Pétanque. The MAINfm IMT team is her latest gig.