This is a new and exciting opportunity that forms part of our Programs team and will work collaboratively across our Education, Curatorial and other departments and stakeholders at the Gallery and within communities.
Ensuring Indigenous culture is at the centre of the national cultural agenda is foundational to the Gallery’s Learning Strategy and applicants should have a deep understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, along with the ability to communicate considerately.
The PERLA Department develops and delivers a wide range of innovative and engaging learning programs to increase access and understanding of the Gallery’s art collection and exhibitions. To be successful in this role you will need to be highly organised, use excellent communication skills and work together with stakeholders to develop these programs. You may be engaged in major destination events, workshops, lectures, tours delivered onsite, online, and on the road, as well as interpretative programs tailored to diverse audiences.
This part-time ongoing employment opportunity is available in the PERLA Department, Curatorial and Exhibitions Portfolio and involves after hours and weekend work on a regular basis. It is expected that on average one weekend in three will be worked, however at times this may increase.
The key duties of the position include:
- Work under general supervision as a member of project teams to devise and implement programs that contribute to the National Gallery’s artistic program.
- Communicate and liaise with National Gallery stakeholders and assist to resolve moderately complex issues to achieve program outcomes. Additionally, represent and present the views of the National Gallery at hosted and external forums.
- Contribute to the gathering and analysis of audience and programs data and research for organisational reporting and the assessment of program impacts.
- Work innovatively to solve complex problems, assess, develop and modify existing approaches to strengthen engagement and learning opportunities with the National Gallery’s artistic program.
- Work collaboratively to ensure Workplace Health and Safety and other program risks are appropriately identified and managed.
- Communicate sensitively with diverse audience groups and contribute positively to a safe workplace environment.
This position will be filled using the Affirmative Measure provision, which allows for the targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The vacancy is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
An ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card is essential. Tertiary qualifications in Visual Art, Art History, Cultural and Museum Studies and Education are desirable.
About the NGA
The National Gallery of Australia (the National Gallery) is one of Australia’s leading visual arts institutions. The National Gallery is based in Canberra and is a vital part of the Australian cultural landscape. The Vision of the National Gallery is to inspire every Australian to experience creativity and learning through art. Our Mission is to lead a progressive national cultural agenda by championing art and its value in our lives. The National Gallery’s values include art for everyone, striving for excellence, creative engagement, courage and respect.
This position will be filled using the Affirmative Measure provision, which allows for the targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The vacancy is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.
How to apply
If you are interested in this role you must submit a current resume/CV, the NGA Personal Particulars form and a brief statement of claims addressing the selection criteria (1–2 page pitch), which details your skills, experience and qualifications which are relevant to this position. Please note that the selection criteria do not need to be addressed individually. The job description and selection documentation are available on the NGA website.
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Sally Brand on (02) 6240 6767 or email@example.com. The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 1 March 2020 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.