Family Program CoordinatorLearning and Access
NGA Level 5/6
Position No. 6076
The Learning and Access Department develops and delivers a wide range of innovative and engaging learning programs to increase access and understanding of the Gallery’s art collection and exhibitions. Programs include lectures, workshops, events, conferences and other interpretative programs tailored to diverse audiences.
The Family Program Coordinator works as part of a small team to develop and deliver programs and events that enrich access to the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions. The Program Coordinator is required to work closely with curatorial departments and exhibition programs and reports to the Manager, Learning and Access Programs.
After hours and weekend work is required on occasions. Weekend penalties or time off in lieu will apply.
- Devise and implement a range of educational programs related to the National Gallery’s art collections, working across the collection to engage diverse audiences including children and their families, students, teachers and audiences with special needs.
- Liaise with curators, artists, other professionals and educational representatives in the development of learning projects, including online and printed kits and Australian Curriculum support material and events related to National Gallery collections and exhibitions.
- Manage and facilitate all facets of education projects, including, writing, budget and evaluation.
- Contribute to the development of educational resources to promote active engagement with works of art.
- Liaise with other sections of the gallery and prepare promotional material associated with the Gallery’s educational programs.
- Manage all work health and safety aspects of programs, including the development and review of risk assessments for public events and the induction of speakers, artists, performers, contractors and other staff.
- Coordinate the major annual family Public Program, Sculpture Garden Sunday.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the visual arts including the Gallery’s collecting strengths; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Australian art, Asia and Pacific art and/or European and American Art, is essential. Tertiary qualifications in Visual Art, Education or Museum Studies or relevant experience are highly desirable.
- Highly developed written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability in public speaking and the ability to effectively engage with artists, art educators and a wide range of community representatives, including an ability to communicate effectively with children, families, students and teachers.
- Highly developed organisational and administrative skills with demonstrated experience in project management ensuring attention to detail, while managing competing priorities and deadlines in a high pressure environment and working within budget.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to creatively solve problems and work with a high degree of flexibility.
- Ability to promote and apply the principles of workplace diversity and participative management practices.
Job Specific WH&S Requirements / Information for Supervisor and Occupant
The Program Coordinator is expected to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health and safety of all by supporting and participating in initiatives aimed at improving health and safety in the NGA, particularly through the process of continuous improvement. This includes ensuring tasks and procedures are undertaken in a manner which safeguards the health and safety of NGA employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors and ensuring the NGA’s legal obligation for WH&S is met in relation to systems of work.
Within 1 month of commencing in the position the occupant, in discussion with his/her supervisor, must complete an Individual Development and Performance Agreement and Health and Safety Responsibilities checklist to identify any section specific WH&S issues and training required.
Position number: 6076
Position: Family Program Coordinator
Classification: NGA Level 5/6
Program: Curatorial and Educational Services
Section: Learning and Access
Immediate Supervisor: Manager, Learning and Access Programs
Hours per week: 37.5