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Curator, Contemporary Art
Curator, Contemporary Art
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Post Date: 18 Nov 2021


VPS 4.1: $85,279 gross per annum + 10% superannuation
Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 30 November 2021

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Curator, Contemporary Art who will be responsible for the provision of a range of curatorial and administrative duties, including exhibitions and displays, and the development and collection management of the Contemporary Art collection.

In consultation with the Senior Curator, key executive management staff and broader NGV Curatorial departments where necessary you will identify and recommend works for acquisition in accordance with the NGV Collections Strategy, acquisitions policy and procedures, and complete associated supporting documentation and collections management processes, such as cataloguing. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to the planning, research, development and coordination of displays and exhibitions in accordance with departmental requirements and participating as an active member of cross-departmental projects as required.
  • Undertaking administrative duties including maintaining accurate records, budgets, schedules and contacts, drafting correspondence, processing financial administration, and responding to inquiries.
  • Contributing to relevant Curatorial and Audience Engagement initiatives, such as NGV publications and audience engagement and learning programs, including research, writing and presentations.
  • Supporting the awareness of the NGV Collection and Contemporary Art collection area through engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including donors, corporate partners, Government representatives and other stakeholders, artists, designers, museums and galleries, volunteers and audiences.
  • As required, Leading staff and teams by aligning them with organisational values and goals through effective people management and modelling, as required. This includes clearly defining role expectations, monitoring performance, providing timely and constructive feedback and facilitating employee development.

To be successful you will have specialist knowledge of Australian and International contemporary art supplemented with a related tertiary qualification and direct or transferrable experience in curatorial practice, exhibition and project management, publishing or research within a related setting. Coupled with demonstrated experience in administering or assisting with exhibitions, public programs or collections and a sound knowledge of the creative industries is desirable.

For more details refer to the role statement attached.


To apply for this role, please send a covering letter, a separate statement addressing each of the key selection criteria as they relate to the job accountabilities and resume to [email protected] or forward your application to Job Applications, Human Resources, National Gallery of Victoria, PO Box 7259, Melbourne VIC 3004 by 5pm on November 30, 2021.

Download the role statement in Adobe Acrobat format


Melbourne, Australia

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