Curator, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland

UQ Art Museum
QLD - Metro
Closing Date
Fri, 22nd February 2019
Position Type
Full Time
QLD - Metro

Are you highly collaborative? Do you embrace alternative modes of exhibition-making? Do you have proven skills in the delivery of dynamic exhibitions in a timely manner?
We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative Curator to join our creative team at UQ Art Museum. The position lies within the UQ Art Museum’s primary creative team of curators, educators and designers. Collaboratively, this team researches, conceives and produces the Art Museum’s exhibitions, public art projects, education and other programs with an aim to extend the role of the Art Museum and its collection within the larger university environment.

Reporting to the Senior Curator, the Curator is expected to possess a high-level knowledge of the discourses, histories, theories, material construction and condition of works relevant to the UQ Art Museum’s emphases and programs. The Curator’s role is to provide direction in conceiving innovative exhibitionary forms that provoke conversation, coupled with a deep understanding of the practicalities behind exhibition development, budgeting and implementation. The Curator is also a key member of The University’s Art Acquisition Committee. Additionally, the Curator will possess an enthusiasm for mentorship and will manage the UQ Art Museum’s curatorial student employment, internship, bursary and work experience program. As part of the UQ Art Museum team the Curator is expected to share ideas and propose and implement new work practices.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Proven curatorial programming and art collection research and management is essential. Previous experience in a similar role within a university and/or knowledge of public art commissioning will be highly regarded.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,957.07 - $81,714.50 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $88,869.77 - $95,605.96 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Ms Beth Porter on +61 7 3346 8708 or email:

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