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29 Dec 2016: Curator
Organisation: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton Regional Council
Location: Rockhampton
Type: Full Time
Salary: $83,150
Closing Date: 08 Jan 2017

An exciting opportunity has become available for a permanent full time Curator at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. In this position you will be responsible for researching, developing exhibition programs, presenting lectures and guided tours for the public and education programs. You will be seeking funding for exhibitions and other projects and prepare exhibition and program budgets. In this position you will have the opportunity to develop and implement media and marketing strategies for exhibitions and events. Your highly developed communication and interpersonal skills will ensure your success in negotiating copyright for exhibitions and works from collections. To ensure the Gallery meets the required objectives and standards you will be required to have extensive knowledge of Australian, International art history and practice. You will be required to have tertiary qualifications in Art History, Museum Studies or other relevant arts-related fields relevant to the duties of the position and substantial experience within an art gallery or museum environment.

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Contact: Workforce and Strategy on 07 4936 8352 or via email.

08 Dec 2016: Principal Curator, Indigeous Cultures
Organisation: Queensland Museum
Location: Brisbane
Type: Temporary Full-Time for 3 years
Salary: $100,639 - $107,916 per annum
Closing Date: 16 Jan 2017

Job Ad Reference: QLD/QMB242/16
Closing date: Monday 16 January 2017

Further information can be downloaded from Smart Jobs and Careers website

Contact: Chantal Knowles on 07 3842 9038 or via email.

08 Dec 2016: Principal Curator, History, Industry and Technology
Organisation: Queensland Museum
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Type: Temporary Full-Time for 3 years
Salary: $100,639 - $107,916
Closing Date: 16 Jan 2017

Job Ad Reference: QLD/QMB243/16
Closing date: Monday 16 January 2017

Further information can be downloaded from Smart Jobs and Careers

Contact: Chantal Knowles on 07 3842 9038 or via email.

08 Dec 2016: Communications Manager
Organisation: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Location: Perth, WA
Type: Full time
Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 per annum (plus superannuation)
Closing Date: 09 Jan 2017

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art. Its mission is to create career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms.

PICA is seeking an experienced senior manager to join its dynamic team. The Communications Manager is responsible for all aspects of PICA's public relations, promotion and marketing and drives the development and implementation of the organisation's communications strategies. It is a multi-faceted role that requires high level communication skills, established media relationships, excellent organisational and management skills and the ability to effectively liaise with a broad range of stakeholders.

The deadline for applications for both positions is COB Monday 9 January 2017

Information packs for candidates can be downloaded from the PICA website:

Contact: Renae Coles on 0892286300 or via email.

08 Dec 2016: Business Manager
Organisation: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Location: Perth, WA
Type: Full time
Salary: $75,000 - $83,000 per annum (plus superannuation)
Closing Date: 09 Jan 2017

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's leading centres for the development and presentation of contemporary art. Its mission is to create career-defining moments for artists, life changing experiences for audiences and critical turning points in the advancement of art forms.

PICA is seeking an experienced manager with outstanding financial, human resource and operational management skills and an entrepreneurial approach to income generation. The Business Manager ensures that the business operations of PICA support the organisation's artistic vision and enhances visitor, staff and artist experience by maximising income generation and ensuring positive and repeat engagement. Responsibilities include the business, financial, human and physical resource, and contract management of the organisation in addition to the strategic development of PICA's operations and business areas.

The deadline for applications for both positions is COB Monday 9 January 2017

Information packs for candidates can be downloaded from the PICA website:

Contact: Renae Coles on 0892286300 or via email.

05 Dec 2016: Project Curator, Natural Sciences
Organisation: Auckland Museum
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Type: Full-time
Salary: NA
Closing Date: 15 Jan 2017

Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Ko Tāmaki Paenga Hira, hewaengarahi ake, he ngakau mahaki mo te kaitiakitanga taonga pū korero, pakiwaitara, korero tipua ano hoki mai i ngā kai para korero.

Auckland Museum is an influential, much-loved organisation at the centre of Auckland's identity, committed to developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events and educational programmes.

The Project Curator will provide curatorial expertise in Natural Sciences collections and research directed towards the development of narratives and content central to the implementation of new galleries in Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum.

The role will contribute to research, collection development, promotion of collection access, and the development of long-term exhibitions and public programs related to the Natural Science collections - that include floral, faunal, palaeontological and geological collections - and on museum research primarily of the Auckland region and the regional Pacific. To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications or equivalent experience in a field relevant to the museum's Natural Sciences collections
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of natural science collections and related research
  • Proactive awareness and engagement with a wide range of cultures and associated protocol and traditions within Auckland, with particular reference to the Māori Dimension (He Kōrahi Māori) and Pacific Dimension (Teu le Vā)
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to natural science objects and their interpretive value, and as a core resource for researchers, communities and for museum activities
  • Evidence of strong networks with natural science researchers, peers and communities at local, national and international levels
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the development of public programmes and exhibitions in a museum context
  • Demonstrated experience/aptitude in digital storytelling
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and in cross-functional teams.
  • Understanding of the principles and practice of the Treaty of Waitangi, and the implications of this for the work of the museum

Closing Date: Sunday, 15th January 2017.

You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this position.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories and reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

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Contact: Coralie Cross on + 64 9 309 0443 or via email.

05 Dec 2016: Collection System Officer
Organisation: The National Gallery of Australia
Location: Canberra
Type: Full time
Salary: $61,706 - $73,064
Closing Date: 16 Dec 2016

Collection System Officer Registration NGA Level 4/5 Position Number 7214 $61,706 - $73,064pa

This position is situated in the Documentation and Storage Section within the Registration Department and is responsible for user support, training and documentation of the Gallery's Collection Management System (CMS) - EMu. The position assists with the technical development, testing and maintenance of the CMS system as required. This position will manage email and phone support requests and provide access and training ensuring the CMS meets the needs of users and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with EMu and understanding of the role of collection management systems in a Museum or Gallery context. Strong attention to detail in the creation and management of electronic information, including searching and analysing, sorting, Crystal reporting and the provision of solutions to data management issues is required.

This position is a full-time non-ongoing employment opportunity available until 22 December 2017 with the possibility of an extension.

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Giselle Stanton on (02) 6240 6539 or  

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in January 2017 with an expected start date of early February 2017. Applicants must address the selection criteria. Information regarding eligibility requirements for employment at the Gallery together with documentation outlining the duties, selection criteria and the skills, experience and qualifications required for these positions is available at  The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Applications for these positions should reach the Recruitment Officer by 16 December 2016 at

Contact: Giselle Stanton on 02 6240 6539 or via email.

05 Dec 2016: Head of Collections & Exhibition Management
Organisation: Arts Centre Melbourne
Location: Melbourne VIC 3004
Type: Full Time Ongoing
Salary: $109,779 plus Superannuation
Closing Date: 08 Jan 2017

About Arts Centre Melbourne

Situated in the heart of Melbourne's cultural precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne presents world-class performing arts in a year round exciting program. Experience Australia's best performing arts companies and exceptional international productions, alongside celebrations of comedy, cabaret and popular music.

The Business Unit

The Collections team encourages visitors to engage with the performing arts through onsite experiences, research, digital engagement and outreach. The department is also responsible for the preservation, storage and documentation of the Performing Arts Collection and the Public Art Collection. We work to grow and refine the Collections through donation, commission, purchase and bequest; while also promoting the Collections and managing Collection donors. The Collections are used regularly for exhibition and research by curatorial staff, historians, performers, publishers, researchers and other collecting institutions.

About the position

A rare and exciting opportunity is available for a Head of Collections & Exhibition Management to join and lead our qualified and professional collection and exhibition team. Reporting to the Director of Collections, you will be responsible for implementing strategies to deliver ongoing innovation, sustainability and operational efficiency The primary purpose of this role is to strategically lead all aspects of collection and exhibition management for Art Centre Melbourne's Collections. The role is responsible for optimising public access and preservation of the Collections through physical and digital storage, gallery spaces, associated environmental and security parameters, emergency response, risk management and workflows. The position will play a key role in the development and implementation of short and long term Collection storage solutions.

To be successful you will have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification with post-graduate qualifications in Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Conservation or Information Management; 
  • Comprehensive experience in a senior collection management and exhibition management role in a museum, gallery or related organisation; 
  • Advanced knowledge of national and international principles, practices, standards and ethics relating to the care, exhibition and display of physical and digital collections; 
  • Advanced experience in managing outcome focussed teams and in developing individual and team performance to meet organisational objectives; 
  • High level understanding of the principles of business and project planning with particular experience in strategy development and business improvement; 
  • High level oral and written communication skills including the ability to prepare business cases; 
  • Advanced experience in the development of storage solutions with a focus on identifying and recommending scenarios and options in a changing environment; 
  • Financial fluency and contract and risk management experience appropriate to developing projects and programs and managing the delivery of corporate objectives will be highly regarded; and 
  • Comprehensive external network in which to position Arts Centre Melbourne's Collections to ensure ongoing innovation, knowledge exchange and professional development.

What we offer: 

  • A friendly and supportive team environment in a convenient Arts Precinct location
  • Opportunity to receive free house seats and complimentary tickets to our shows 
  • Organisational - wide learning and development, wellbeing and reward and recognition programs 
  • Access to discounted commuter benefits scheme (Myki) and discounted health care fund (HCF) 
  • Discounted onsite car-parking, onsite staff café, and discounts at Fatto, Sake and Teatro restaurants 
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Applications Interested applicants must address the key criteria in their cover letter and submit together with a current resume. Please refer to the position description for further information, including the key criteria.

To submit your application, click on the link below by 7 January 2017.  

Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Dajana Basara on 02 9281 8343 or via email.

01 Dec 2016: Buxton Contemporary Curator
Organisation: University of Melbourne
Location: Parkville, Victoria
Type: Full-time fixed term position (3 years)
Salary: $77,207 - $83,573 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing Date: 15 Jan 2017

Chancellery Engagement, University of Melbourne
Salary: $77,207 - $83,573 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Using the Michael Buxton Collection as a springboard, the Buxton Contemporary Curator will be required to push the boundaries of exhibition making. This approach will require risk taking, innovation and the ability to work intimately with artists. Programming should captivate, provocate and educate audiences on trends in contemporary art and connect current Australian contemporary practice to international developments. The Buxton Contemporary Curator is responsible for the development and implementation of a range of innovative collection-based and temporary exhibitions and associated activities, including publishing and the delivery of public programs at Melbourne's newest art museum - Buxton Contemporary. This position contributes to the development of the Michael Buxton Collection and ensures the successful delivery of multidisciplinary programs that connect with the University's undergraduate and graduate curricula, and that appeal to the wider community.

Close date: 15 Jan 2017

For position information and to apply online go to:

Contact: Sarah Epskamp on 03 8344 8023 or via email.

01 Dec 2016: Museum Curator Collections
Organisation: Yarra Ranges Council
Location: Lilydale
Type: Part Time
Salary: Salary from $40.78 per hour (Band 6), plus superannuation
Closing Date: 12 Dec 2016

Why our team needs you

The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum team is currently looking for a Curator Collections to join them in managing, developing and championing our cultural collection in the Museum, across Council and in the Yarra Ranges community.

Salary from $40.78 per hour (Band 6), plus superannuation
Permanent Part Time (Job share position) 38 hours per fortnight

What you'll bring to our team

Extensive specialist knowledge and experience in collection management Demonstrated experience and proven ability in collection and exhibition related project planning and implementation, including preparing and managing budgets Detailed knowledge of funding and sponsorship opportunities and proven ability to secure funding

Why you'll want to join us

We are creating a workplace that supports and enables collaboration and flexibility to equip our people to do their jobs anytime, anywhere and from any device. Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits including rostered days off, flexible working hours and access to professional and career development opportunities. Why wait, apply now As part of your online application please include your cover letter, CV and a response to the selection criteria.

Please follow the below link to our Careers page and for further information on how to apply.

Contact: Gabby Haynes on 03 9294 6311 or via email.

29 Nov 2016: Public Programs Manager
Organisation: National Trust of South Australia
Location: Adelaide
Type: Full time
Salary: Package to $90k
Closing Date: 23 Dec 2016

The National Trust of South Australia (NTSA) is a community-based membership organisation committed to the preservation, protection and promotion of our built, cultural and natural heritage. It is part of a national and international network of National Trust organisations.

The Public Programs Manager is responsible for the development, planning and delivery of an ongoing program of public activities and events that extends the profile and reach of the National Trust through educational, recreational and cultural experiences which raise awareness, interest and participation in heritage conservation and in the work of the Trust.

Typical activities include: 

  • Devising and planning an ongoing program of events for NTSA venues and other heritage places; 
  • Organising, co-ordinating and delivering the program of activities and events; 
  • Ensuring that events and programs are successful in attracting visitation and increasing awareness of and engagement with NTSA and South Australia's heritage; 
  • Working in partnership with other community, business, government and educational organisations; 
  • Building strategic relations with funding agencies, sponsors and supporters 
  • Promotion of programs thorough the media, online and via social and professional networks.

Key performance indicators 

  1. Public programs are delivered to a high professional standard that enhances the profile, relevance and credibility of the Trust through memorable and engaging experiences. 
  2. Programs are delivered cost effectively and include for profit events. 
  3. Increased engagement with the Trust and its work. 
  4. Increased attendance at NTSA properties and other heritage places. 
  5. Participation of a diverse range of adults and children within the program. 
  6. Uptake of NTSA programs and activities by schools and in free choice learning. 
  7. Increased partnerships and collaboration with external organisations, including business, government, primary, secondary tertiary and vocational educational organisations. 
  8. Development of new business opportunities.

Relevant skills and experience 

  • Extensive experience in the development and delivery of public programs and events in a heritage/museum context; 
  • Proven ability to develop and sustain effective partnerships 
  • Experience with community-based heritage organisations 
  • Experience in the development of online and other digital programs 
  • Academic qualifications in heritage related disciplines (e.g. history, architecture)
Contact: Helen Cartmel on 08 8202 9213 or via email.

29 Nov 2016: Manager Public Information
Organisation: Museum Victoria
Location: Carlton VIC 3053
Type: Full Time Ongoing
Salary: $74,962 + 9.5% superannuation.
Closing Date: 12 Dec 2016
  • Rewarding and Innovative Culture 
  • Located at Melbourne Museum 
  • Full Time, Ongoing Opportunity


Museum Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit  


The primary responsibility of the Manager Public Information will be to provide effective management of public information staff, operations, research facilities, information systems and enquiry services of Museum Victoria, and the Information/Discovery Centres located at Melbourne and Immigration Museum.

Notable skills and experiences:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in best practice information services management and public enquiries services and the ability to recommend and implement change and innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience and sound understanding of digital applications that facilitate sharing of information and management of data.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and lead staff and volunteers, and manage project teams.


This is a full time; ongoing position. The salary on offer is $74,962 + 9.5% superannuation.


To view the position description, search 'employment' at; for more information about this position, please contact Rose Bollen on 03 8341-7109

To apply, please send your Covering Letter, Resume, a statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria by visiting  

Applications Close: Monday, 12 November 2016

Contact: Rose Bollen on 03 8341-7109 or via email.

24 Nov 2016: Digital Producer
Organisation: National Museum of Australia
Location: Acton, Canberra
Type: Full time, Ongoing
Salary: $74,522 to $83,525
Closing Date: 11 Dec 2016

The Digital and Content Services section is responsible for the creation and provision of engaging digital content products for the National Museum of Australia. The Digital team within Digital & Content Services develops and publishes content for the Museum's websites and social media channels. The team scopes, plans and manages production of interactive multimedia products for the Museum's physical galleries.

Responsibilities of the position

The person selected for the position will work on a range of digital projects under the broad direction of the Manager, Digital:

  • Establish small project teams to work on digital products for both in-exhibition display and online delivery. 
  • Project manage the delivery and installation of the production of digital products (digital interactives within exhibitions and online products). 
  • Manage contracts with third party suppliers and report any issues or risks to the Manager, Digital. 
  • Scope the product requirements and monitor their delivery to meet deadlines within budget. This includes user research, developing requirements and managing all stages of development including specifications, interface and experience design, and iteration through launch, alpha and beta phases. 
  • Perform thorough quality assurance testing on delivered products to ensure they meet the requirements, including assessing these against user needs, best practice and industry standards. 
  • Manage budgets and delivery schedules relating to individual outputs you are responsible for and report their status to the Manager, Digital. 
  • Maintain an excellent level of project administration in line with the Museum's record management policy and project management methodology. 
  • Ensure that you have sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to undertake your work safely. 
  • Have a sound understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, the principles of workplace diversity and workplace health and safety.

Note: this is a project management role, and in the first two years of this position the role will be responsible for leading and delivering the Museum's flagship digital project to redevelop and redesign the Museum's website.

Contact: Karina West on 02 6208 5320 or via email.

18 Nov 2016: Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: National Film and Sound Archive
Location: Canberra
Type: Full time
Salary: $TBA
Closing Date: 12 Dec 2016

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Chief Executive Officer

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is Australia's rich repository of audiovisual material. We are responsible for developing, preserving, maintaining, promoting and providing access to a significant cultural and historical record of the nations audiovisual and related material. This material ranges from recorded sound from the late nineteenth century - the earliest days of Australia's sound and screen industries to the present. We hold ~2.5 million items in its collection, including discs, films, videos, audio tapes, phonograph cylinders and wire recordings.

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for NFSA's overall strategy and day to day management, including enriching relationships with industry and Government and playing a critical, lead role in a contemporary, whole-of-sector, collaborative approach to archiving. The priorities for the role include: 

  • understanding the sound & screen sectors, including content producers, historians, students and the general public; 
  • enhancing NFSA's quality and profile, building a strong national presence and connections to peer institutions across Australia and overseas; 
  • driving greater accessibility, particularly through digital platforms and partnerships; 
  • protecting NFSA's assets and leading a successful acquisition, curatorial and archiving program; 
  • ensuring the continued financial viability of NFSA, with a focus on sustainable growth within a diversified funding model; 
  • developing long-term and short-term strategy, including identifying opportunities for new curatorial offerings, partnerships and technologies; 
  • promoting and supporting innovation, remaining current across trends and approaches to archiving in Australia and internationally; 
  • operating effectively across the sector and with Government; 
  • championing sponsorship and philanthropy activities; 
  • leading, inspiring and developing the team of ~160 skilled archivists, curators, historians, audiovisual technicians and other employees; and 
  • working with the Board and ensuring corporate governance requirements are met.

The ideal CEO will be an innovative, commercially astute and successful arts administrator in the gallery, library, archive or museum sector, with experience in the audiovisual archive subsector. Alternatively, the new CEO may be an experienced digital content leader. She or he will have a curatorial sensibility, good knowledge of history and a sense of historical and cultural significance - ideally Australian - as well as a passion for the film and sound sectors. She or he will have led large teams and have a track-record of managing technicians and creatives. Academic qualifications from well-regarded institutions are anticipated and higher degrees are desirable.

The position is based at NFSA's offices in Canberra with stakeholders nationally.

For a copy of the detailed role specification, please contact Helen Johnson at Challis & Company, the consultants advising the Board, on +61 2 8039 2223 or at  

Applications close 9 December 2016.

Challis & Company is simultaneously undertaking an executive search.

Contact: Helen Johnson on 02 8039 2223 or via email.

09 Nov 2016: Curator of Contemporary Art
Organisation: Te Tuhi
Location: Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, New Zealand
Type: Full time
Salary: By negotiation
Closing Date: 09 Dec 2016

Te Tuhi is seeking its next Curator of Contemporary Art.

Te Tuhi is one of New Zealand's foremost contemporary art spaces and a leader in supporting experimental practice. Te Tuhi has a growing international reputation for its ambitious programme, one characterised by risk-taking with a strong awareness of social, political and environmental issues.

With annual visitation of over 170,000, Te Tuhi provides opportunities for artists with a curatorial strategy that spans showcasing local emerging artists to producing projects by leading national and international figures. Our strategic approach also prioritises contemporary Māori and Pacific art practice.

The Curator leads the delivery of the artistic vision for Te Tuhi and provides creative direction and leadership to all aspects of Te Tuhi's work.

The Curator manages an annual programme of at least twelve exhibitions a year, with accompanying public programmes and publications. At least half of the artworks exhibited will be new commissions, sited both within the Te Tuhi premises in Pakuranga and throughout Auckland. The role affords a unique opportunity to explore a range of themes while linking artistic investigation to the diverse cultural contexts of Auckland.

Application close on Friday 9 December 2016.

For the full job description and details of how to apply, please visit

Contact: Hiraani Himona on +64 (0)9 577 0138 or via email.


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