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The National Gallery of Australia (the Gallery) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority within the Ministry of the Arts which is part of the Attorney-General's Department. The Gallery is one of Australia's major cultural institutions.

To be considered for a vacancy at the National Gallery you must be an Australian citizen or eligible to apply for Australian citizenship within a reasonable period of time. If you accept a job offer from us you will need to provide evidence of citizenship and undertake a security check. Medical clearances and a probationary period of employment will apply for ongoing positions and non-ongoing positions  of 12 months or more.

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The Gallery has a diverse workforce of 280 staff and seeks to attract staff who are self-motivated and professional in their approach, for work in a challenging and rewarding environment. The Gallery is a great place to work, with employees enjoying many benefits—which include:

  • being part of a team that is recognised internationally for the quality of its collection;
  • being part of an organisation that is highly respected in the art community, both nationally and internationally;
  • opportunity to further develop skills and experience;
  • access to generous superannuation benefit schemes;
  • flexibility in work, and flexible working conditions;
  • challenging and enjoyable work; and
  • gaining a unique work experience;