Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth E. Tyler Collection

NGA Level 4
Position No. Sup 165

The Kenneth Tyler collection comprises over 7000 editioned prints, proofs, drawings, paper-works, screens, multiples and illustrated books as well as a collection of rare candid photography, film and audio.

The Curatorial Assistant’s role is to assist in developing web-based material and online access, assisting in and contributing to the digitisation and cataloguing of the film and sound component of the collection.

The position is located in the International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books Department of the International Art program.

Duty Statement

Under the supervision of the Senior Curator and Assistant Curator International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books:


Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent, with a demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of, the arts. Familiarity with American Post World War II art, developments in printmaking, and the Kenneth Tyler collection in particular is essential.
  2. Excellent research skills with the ability to work methodically under limited supervision to meet deadlines.
  3. Well developed computer literacy and a demonstrated interest in websites that provide access to arts and museums based collections. Experience with social media platforms in a professional context is desirable.
  4. Sound cataloguing, data entry and documentation skills and knowledge of collection management databases. Experience in the use of KE EMu is desirable.
  5. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  6. 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 Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth E Tyler Collection is expected to take all reasonable, practicable steps to ensure the health and safety of all by supporting and participating in initiatives aimed at improving health and safety in the Gallery, 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 Gallery employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors and ensuring the Gallery’s legal obligations for WH&S are met in relation to systems of work.

Within one 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.


Administrative Details

Position number: Sup 165
Position: Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth E. Tyler Collection
Classification: NGA Level 4
Department: International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books
Immediate Supervisor: Senior Curator, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books
Status: Non-ongoing specified term
Hours per week: Full time: 37.5