Curator Contemporary Arts Practice - Global

The National Gallery of Australia
Closing Date
Mon, 20th March 2017
Position Type
Full Time
$75,546 - $87,322

This role works directly to the Senior Curator of the department to deliver the NGA’s exciting and varied contemporary art program. The Curator plays a central role in the department’s aspirations to deliver successful, intellectually engaging and innovative contemporary projects and exhibitions, undertake unique research, work closely with artists, and produce significant publications in the field of global contemporary art.

Under the guidance of the Senior Curator, and in close-collaboration with other NGA curatorial departments, the position undertakes varied curatorial duties including acquisition and exhibition activities, preservation of the collection, research and publishing, and the display of the contemporary collection as it develops.

The successful applicant will be a highly skilled collaborator with experience in working closely with artists, and an in-depth knowledge of contemporary art, with an emphasis on international arts practice.

Substantial demonstrated experience in museum practices and procedures, including collection development activities, accurate museum cataloguing methods, and the co-ordination of works of art for exhibition and display, including online accessibility, preferably in contemporary art, ideally international is required.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Jaklyn Babington on (02) 6240 6544 or

Applications including a current resume/CV and a statement of claims addressing the selection criteria of up to 1,000 words in total (selection criteria don’t need to be addressed individually) must reach the Recruitment Officer by close of business Monday 20 March 2017 at

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 this position is available at The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.


Jaklyn Babington (02) 6240 6544 or

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