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National Gallery of Victoria
Post Date: 04 Apr 2022


VPS 3.1: $71,853 gross per annum + 10% superannuation
Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 15 April 2022

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the successful delivery, coordination and evaluation of Melbourne Design Week (MDW) programs. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, delivered by the NGV.

Melbourne Design Week is an annual 11-day program of talks, tours, exhibitions, launches, installations, and workshops held in March. Design Week is a platform for designers, educators, enthusiasts, thinkers, and businesses to come together to share ideas, and to show and sell new work. Key events are presented at the NGV, however the bulk of the of the festival is a large satellite program across Melbourne and in some regional centres. Over 300 events, including 100 exhibitions were presented in 2022 making it Australia’s leading and largest design event.

In consultation with the Senior Curator, other NGV staff and key stakeholders, you will lead the successful coordination of Melbourne Design Week programs at the NGV and externally to ensure programs are delivered on time and to a high standard that meets agreed objectives. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the MDW expressions of interest process, focusing on active industry engagement, to ensure high quality, innovative and creative exhibitions, programs, events, and activities are presented by the design community.
  • Liaising with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful development and delivery of MDW programs, including utilising research and innovation skills and high-level administration skills to develop, manage, and implement the MDW program and timeline, key milestones, budgets, resources, and communications.
  • Coordinating evaluation and reporting on the MDW program to meet agreed objectives, including the maintenance and collation of verbal, written and statistical records in a timely manner. Developing and implementing innovative strategies to contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures.

To be successful, you will have demonstrated previous experience in developing, coordinating and evaluating innovative, high-quality programs, including administering exhibitions, community events or festivals. Coupled with experience in the design and architecture sector is desirable and tertiary qualification in the arts or design. You regularly plan and track progress on work tasks, taking an organised, methodical approach to work and addresses priority tasks first.

You have the ability to use direct, logical persuasion in a discussion or presentation by appealing to reason using concrete examples, facts and figures. You forge useful partnerships with people in other organisations and build trust through consistent actions, values, and communications. You cooperate and work well with others to pursue team goals, collaborating and sharing information.

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 April 15, 2022.

Download the role statement in Adobe Acrobat format 


Melbourne, Australia

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