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Capability Development Adviser
NGA Level 6
Position No. 1104
$75,546 - $ 87,322

Opportunity to join a HR team that is rebuilding

The NGA is looking for a committed human resources professional with a strong background in learning and development to take the lead in building capability and related areas. The overarching objectives are to help build individual and organisation wide capability that will contribute to a supportive working environment and in turn employee engagement.

Specifically, as the Capability Development Adviser in the People Support and Development team you will:

  • provide strategic direction and lead the review, development and implementation of the Gallery’s learning and development program, as well as related initiatives
  • support the Head of the Department in developing innovative responses to other challenges
  • develop strategies, policies and frameworks to support the above, and
  • as a trusted adviser and business partner, relish working independently and also collaboratively across all departments and with diverse range of people.

The ideal candidate will be up for a challenge, have the ability to hit the ground running and:

  • possess strong technical abilities and, in particular, a proven background and achievements in relation to capability development
  • have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships in and outside of the Gallery based on well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • be able to support and coach others, and
  • possess personal drive and integrity, and exercise sound judgement in relation to strategic people issues.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Stephen Grieve on (02) 6240 6401 or stephen.grieve@nga.gov.au.

Applications including a current resume/CV and a statement of claims addressing the selection criteria of up to 1000 words in total (selection criteria don’t need to be addressed individually) must reach the Recruitment Officer by close of business Friday 10 March 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au.

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 here. The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

WH&S and Employee Relations Adviser
NGA Level 6
Position No. 1103
$75,546 - $ 87,322

Opportunity to join a HR team that is rebuilding

The NGA is seeking a committed human resources specialist with a strong work, health and safety (WH&S) background in particular. Specifically, as the WH&S and Employee Relations Adviser in the People Support and Development team you will:

  • be able to lead further development and implementation of the Gallery’s WH&S management systems, and provide timely and comprehensive reports to management about related activities
  • take responsibility for innovative workers’ compensation and rehabilitation case management and help address issues in often related areas (performance management for example), and
  • support the Head of the Department in the area of employee relations, including development of related policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be up for a challenge, have the ability to hit the ground running and:

  • possess strong technical abilities and, in particular, a proven background and achievements in relation to WH&S and case management
  • relish working independently and have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships in and outside of the Gallery based on well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • be able to support and coach others, and
  • possess personal drive and integrity, and exercise sound judgement in relation to often complex people issues.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Stephen Grieve on (02) 6240 6401 or stephen.grieve@nga.gov.au.

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 Friday 10 March 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au.

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 here. The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Gordon Darling Graduate Intern, Curatorial Assistant, Australian Prints
NGA Level 4
Position No. 5040
$61,706 to $67,075pa

The Gordon Darling Graduate Intern, Curatorial Assistant, Australian Prints is a professional development position within the Australian Prints and Drawings Department. The Intern will be engaged in the areas of cataloguing, drafting acquisition documents and assisting with exhibition development and publications with an emphasis on web-based delivery of information on the Collection.

Suitable applicants will have relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent and a demonstrated interest and knowledge of Australian Prints with a commitment to a career in print curatorship. Sound research skills, experience with database entry and knowledge of collection management databases, preferably KE EMu will be required.

This is a full time non-ongoing employment opportunity available for a period of 12 months from April 2017. Further information is available by contacting Elspeth Pitt on (02) 6240 6683 or elspeth.pitt@nga.gov.au.

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 Thursday 9 March 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au.

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 here. The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Assistant Registrar, Loans & Exhibitions
NGA Level 5/6
Position number 7215
$68,101 - $87,322

The Assistant Registrar, Loans & Exhibitions is responsible for coordinating and preparing documentation associated with loans to and from the Gallery for specific Gallery exhibition projects. They will ensure compliance with contractual, transport and security requirements along with establishing appropriate insurance coverage, packing, crating, courier arrangements and other special conditions of loan.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in museum registration operating practises administrative systems and a knowledge of contractual conditions applicable to loans. Demonstrated computerised collections management skills and an understanding of their application to museum registration procedures is also required.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Natalie Beattie on (02) 6240 6453 or natalie.beattie@nga.gov.au.

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 Thursday 9 March 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au.

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 here. The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Library Services & Serials Officer
NGA Level 3/4
Position No. 9013
$55,025 - $67,075pa

The Research Library at the National Gallery of Australia houses the most comprehensive collection of visual arts literature in Australia and documents the history and development of our nation’s art and culture.

This position provides library services including circulation, interlibrary loans, reading room supervision and reference support. The position assists with the management of serials acquisitions including accessioning and binding and contributes to online documentation and cataloguing.

The successful applicant will have qualifications in, or progress towards, library studies or have relevant library experience. Knowledge of cultural collections and an interest in the visual arts along with demonstrated experience in the use of automated library management systems and databases will be an advantage.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Kathleen Collins on (02) 6240 6530 or kathleen.collins@nga.gov.au or alternatively Vicki Marsh on (02) 6240 6535 or vicki.marsh@nga.gov.au.

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 Thursday 2 March 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au.

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 here. The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Non-ongoing (Casual) employment opportunities

Casual vacancies are available. More information


Employment & conditions

The National Gallery of Australia's terms and conditions of employment are set out in its Enterprise Agreement (pdf 339kb)

Please complete the personal particulars form and supply it with your application.

To be eligible for employment you must be an Australian citizen or be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship within a reasonable period of time. Successful applicants will be subject to a probationary period of employment. A security check will also apply.

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