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Deputy Director

Position No. 0112

  • Significant cultural leadership role
  • Substantial six figure package
  • Canberra location

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is one of Australia's pre-eminent cultural institutions. Its assets include works of art valued at some $5 billion. Visitors to the Gallery and its touring exhibitions topped 1.2 million in 2013-14.

The opportunity exists for a dynamic, astute and results-driven individual to join the NGA as Deputy Director. The Deputy Director will be a member of the Gallery's Senior Executive Team, offering high-level strategic and managerial advice and support to the Director. Working closely with other members of the Senior Executive Team, the Deputy Director will also oversee the Gallery's administrative functions, including its relationships with Commonwealth Government officials and be responsible for the delivery of key projects allocated by the Director.

Serious contenders for this key leadership role will have flourished in complex and challenging environments and have a track record of achievement as a senior executive, preferably within a gallery or museum context. They will be highly regarded for their leadership capabilities, business acumen, productive working relationships and exceptional stakeholder management and representational skills. Their ability to communicate and negotiate effectively will set them apart from others.

The position is available for a fixed term of up to 5 years which may be renewable subject to satisfactory performance. Commensurate with the responsibilities of this very senior position, a substantial remuneration package is on offer.

Before applying, please obtain selection criteria and more detailed information on the position from quoting Ref No 15/266.  Applications close on 17 April 2015.

Position closes: 2015.04.17 17:00

Senior Curator
Contemporary Art Practice - Global

Executive Level 2
Position No 4506
$111,051 - $126,917 pa

The National Gallery of Australia is seeking an experienced, highly motivated person with an established reputation in art museum curatorial practice for the newly created position of Senior Curator Contemporary Art Practice – Global.

The successful candidate will be responsible for acquiring, exhibiting, developing and researching contemporary practice of the last decade, across media, of the visual culture of Australia and internationally. The appointee will also work in close collaboration with Gallery staff to develop a vibrant and original program of exhibitions, events and partnerships with artists at the Gallery, and at its satellite exhibition space, NGA Contemporary.

This new position is a formative one, offering an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the national art collection and facilitate the wider community's understanding and engagement with contemporary visual art.

The position is offered for a period of five years, with a possibility of extension. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Simon Elliott on (02) 6240 6733.

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.

Applications for this position should reach the Recruitment Officer by 17 April 2015 at

Position closes: 2015.04.17 17:00

Employment & conditions

The National Gallery of Australia's terms and conditions of employment are set out in its Enterprise Agreement (pdf 4mb)

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 A≠ustralian citizenship within a reasonable period of time. Successful applicants will be subject to a probationary period of employment. A security check will also apply.

The National Gallery of Australia values Workplace Diversity.