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National Gallery of Australia
Position Level: 
APS Level 4
$65,476 to $71,174
Parkes ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
14 June 2021
The upcoming date less then 1 day.

The Learning team, incorporating Education and Public Programs develops and delivers an engaging and expansive program to increase access and understanding of the National Gallery’s art collections and exhibitions on site, off site and online for a diverse range of audiences.

The team’s work is guided by the National Gallery’s Learning Strategy that supports life-long learning through art and creativity, removing barriers to access, and elevating the practice of artists. Ensuring Indigenous culture is at the centre of the national cultural agenda is foundational to the National Gallery’s Learning Strategy and these roles are Affirmative Measures, meaning applicants must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in order to apply.

We are looking for Indigenous Learning Facilitators to join our team and bring your creativity and facilitation skills to deliver engaging and inclusive learning programs for a variety of ages and abilities for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences. As one of our Indigenous Learning Facilitators, you will collaborate with colleagues and support other programming activities as directed across the National Gallery.

Reporting to the Lead Indigenous Artist Educator, the role also works closely with the Education and Programs team, primarily on program delivery.

These roles are casual non-ongoing positions available for 12-month periods within the Learning Department, Learning and Digital Portfolio, with the possibility of extension.  You will need to be available at least two weekdays each week during term time. After hours and weekend work is required on occasions.

Key duties

  • Work collaboratively to deliver inclusive, accessible programs and activities for various ages and abilities including studio-based creative activities for on-site, and offsite when required.  While focussing on Indigenous programs, Indigenous Learning Facilitators will have the opportunity to deliver the boarder suite of gallery programs. 
  • Deliver digital excursions, utilising technology with confidence to engage learners online, working closely with other learning facilitators and artist educators to co-present, taking on the role of technical producer or presenter at different times. 
  • Identify and understand the breadth of audience needs and expectations, particularly Indigenous audiences, contributing to continuous improvement supporting program review, refreshment and implementation.
  • Maintain the Learning Studio in effective, clean, working order, including monitoring stock levels and advising Lead Indigenous Artist Educator when supplies are low. 
  • Contribute to achieving departmental goals including working in a collegiate and supportive team culture, being punctual and reliable for often tightly scheduled programs and meetings, contribute to work health and safety, including implementing risk management practices for programs.


  • Australian Citizenship 
  • Police Check 
  • Working With Vulnerable People Card


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. 

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Mirah Lambert (02) 6240 6672 or mirah.lambert@nga.gov.au. The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447. 

Closing date
Applications close at midnight on Monday, 14 June 2021 and should be emailed to recruitment@nga.gov.au.  

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.

For more information: 
Mirah Lambert
(02) 6240 6672
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