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Curator 19th century Australian Art
NGA Level 6
Position No. 4123
$75,546 - $87,322

This role will undertake activities relating to the curatorial management of 19th century Australian art in the national collection, including documentation and displays, and making recommendations for acquisition in consultation with the Head of Australian Art, preparing submissions and overseeing Cultural Gifts in this collection area.

They will provide collection management activities including cataloguing to a high standard, maintaining the data bases, liaising with Conservation and Registration in relation to condition of works and suitability for display, storage, framing and loans from galleries around the country.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated broad knowledge of art history as well as an in-depth understanding of 19th century Australian art, ideally represented by relevant art history or fine arts degree and/or equivalent art museum experience. Expertise in undertaking primary research and an ability to write in a scholarly and accessible way on art gallery or museum collections, as well as a record of relevant publications is required.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Dr Deborah Hart on (02) 6240 6415 or deborah.hart@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 February 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 Director
Marketing, Communications, Development and Engagement
Senior Executive Service Band 1 (equivalent)

  • Newly created senior position within the Senior Executive Team reporting directly to the Director
  • Key strategic leadership role in Australia's national cultural institution for the visual arts
  • Creative and operational leadership in all aspects of the NGA's internal and external engagement

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is Australia's national cultural institution for the visual arts. Opening to the public in 1982, the NGA plays a leadership role in shaping visual arts culture across Australia and its region.

The NGA provides visitors with an exceptional experience of Australia's rich visual arts culture, and has international collections unique within the region for their ability to showcase the great art movements of the 20th Century. Through the national collection, exhibitions, educational and public programs, outreach initiatives, research and publications, infrastructure and corporate services, the NGA is a model of excellence in furthering knowledge of the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally.

The NGA brand is built on a track record of being creative, entrepreneurial and collaborative in everything it does, working with wide ranging stakeholders, donors, philanthropists and partners to deliver its charter.

This newly created position is responsible to the Director for the leadership and management of program delivery across the marketing, communications, development & fundraising, ICT services and digital engagement areas of the NGA.

Key areas of responsibility for the role include development and management of the NGA's marketing strategies, best practice digital and online initiatives in marketing, education, commercial and visitor experience, non-government fundraising revenue strategy in sponsorship, partnerships and philanthropy, oversight of the NGA Foundation and the overall IT requirements for the NGA.

A member of the Senior Executive Team, the position is a significant strategic and operational role in the NGA. Key to success is the ability to strategically plan, lead and sustain a highly-motivated and results-oriented team that is committed to the delivery of outcomes within the context of the NGA's four-year Corporate Plan.

Please contact the consultants assisting us, to obtain the Information for Candidates pack that has full details of the role and the application process:

Tony Grierson
AEGEUS Executive Search
P: +61 2 8090 9306
E: nga@aegeus.asia

Note: Applicants must contact the consultant to obtain information on the role and the application requirements BEFORE applying for the role. Any applications received without following this process will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm AEST Monday 23 January 2017.

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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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