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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Post Date: 28 Jul 2021


VPS 3.1: $68,884 per annum + 10% superannuation
Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 Years
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 1 August 2021

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Public Programmer to research, develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate a range of NGV Public Programs.

Liaising with the Public Programs Manager and Senior Public Programmer, you will develop and deliver high quality, innovative and creative public programs, events and activities for diverse audiences, with a focus on adult visitors and members, including research, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation, with clear revenue streams and responding to audience engagement objectives relating to NGV exhibitions and NGV’s permanent collection.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Participating as a key staff member in project teams for large-scale cross-departmental public programs and events, such as NGV Friday Nights, festivals and major events and programs with a focus on adult learning outcomes.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders and programming partners as necessary on the successful development and delivery of public programs.
  • Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of initiatives with key NGV Program Partners to meet agreed objectives.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of local, national and international audience engagement and public program trends and apply this knowledge to enhance NGV programs.

To be successful you will have a Tertiary degree or equivalent in Art History coupled with previous experience in developing, coordinating and evaluating innovative, engaging and high-quality audience engagement experiences within a major art institution or similar organisation. You are proactive and self-starting, seizes opportunities and acts upon them and takes responsibility for own actions. You can establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels, building trust through consistent actions and cooperated and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals.

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 August 1, 2021.

Download the role statement in Adobe Acrobat format

The National Gallery of Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. As such, the National Gallery of Victoria encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds and it is our policy to consider reasonable adjustments for qualified applicants with disabilities.

To submit an application, please send:

  • covering letter
  • statement addressing the key selection criteria in the role statement
  • your curriculum vitae (CV)

[email protected]

By post
Human Resources Manager
National Gallery of Victoria
PO Box 7259
Melbourne VIC 3004


Melbourne, Australia

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