The Program Convenor, Kids & Families is a key role in the Learning and Digital portfolio, with responsibility for the development and delivery of programs specifically designed for children and their families at the National Gallery in Canberra and across Australia.
The Learning & Digital Portfolio delivers a wide range of innovative and engaging programs designed to enhance access to the National Gallery’s collections and exhibitions. Programs are developed in collaboration with artists, for audiences onsite at the National Gallery, online audiences and offsite, in support of the National Gallery’s national engagement strategy.
Programs for Kids & Families support life-long learning through art and creativity, removing barriers to access, and promoting intergenerational exchange.
Art Steps is the Gallery’s program for creative making activities by artists for children to enjoy with family and friends. It runs at the Gallery every school holidays and many activities are also available online.
Art Together is a series of artist-led projects that invite participants of all ages to step into the world of an artist and make something through collaboration. The Gallery is launching a new toddler program in August 2023.
Kids & Families programs at the National Gallery centre First Nations art and artists, and this role will work closely with the National Gallery’s First Nations Lead Artist Educator. First Nations staff in the Learning and Digital Portfolio connect with and contribute to the National Gallery’s First Nations Engagement Portfolio.
The Program Convenor, Kids & Families supervises the Program Producer, Kids & Families and reports to the Public Programs Manager. The role also works closely with the Program Convenors for Adults, Young People and Access audiences. After hours and weekend work is required on occasions.
This position reports to the Public Programs Manager and is responsible for delivering of learning and engagement programs at the Gallery. This position of Program Convenor, Kids & Families is a non-ongoing part-time role with the Learning team. This is also an identified role and required someone who has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or their communities and has an understanding of their issues affecting them and can communicate sensitively and effectively.
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Megan Carrigy on +61 2 6240 6643 or email@example.com.