The National Gallery of Australia prioritises the voices and perspectives of First Nations artists and communities through the National Collection, exhibitions program and national audience engagement initiatives. The First Nations Lead Artist Educator plays a key role, working closely with the Education Manager and Head of National Learning to lead the development and delivery of First Nations learning pedagogy and practice at the National Gallery, through programs and resources for students and teachers.
The First Nations Lead Artist Educator leads the development and delivery of onsite learning programs for students, including gallery-based experiences and studio-based art-making programs. They work closely with the Digital Learning and Education Managers to develop innovative digital excursion programs, connecting online with students across the country. Teacher professional learning forms a key part of the role, working with artists and the Learning Team to support a national audience of teachers to embed First Nations art, artists and perspectives within teaching and learning programs.
The First Nations Lead Artist Educator works collaboratively to guide and support the work of artist educators and learning facilitators within the learning team. The role provides important mentoring support for the casual First Nations Learning Facilitators in their work across program areas. The role also leads training opportunities for colleagues and supports ongoing professional learning within the team.
With a primary focus on student and teacher audiences, the First Nations Lead Artist Educator also works closely with program managers and convenors across the Learning Team to provide support and guidance around First Nations learning, perspectives and content to inform program development across learning areas.
The First Nations Lead Artist Educator will also contribute to public programs, access programs and special events.
This position reports to the Education Manager. This position of First Nations Lead Artist Educator is an ongoing, part time role with the Learning team. The First Nations Lead Artist Educator is also supported by colleagues in the First Nations Engagement Team.
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Georgia Close on +61 2 6240 6560 or Georgia.Close@nga.gov.au.
The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on +61 2 6240 6495.