Senior Curator, Australian Art

National Gallery of Australia
Closing Date
Tue, 13th April 2021
Position Type
Full Time
$101,121 - $115,385 pa (plus super)

Senior Curator, Australian Art
Australian Art Departmen
Executive Level 1
Position No. 4141
$101,121 - $115,385 pa plus super
Ongoing Vacancy

The position
The Senior Curator, Australian Art is responsible for supporting transformation of the National Gallery’s artistic programs and curatorial initiatives. You will be a dynamic curator, with the ability to work collaboratively across the organisation and to build a robust and professional team culture. You require deep expertise and experience in research, interpretation, collection development and exhibition presentation.

You will have substantial experience working with art, artists and collections with an outstanding track record of exhibitions and publishing. To succeed you will be creative by nature and an experienced collaborator, driven by a desire to make a major impact on the visual arts in Australia and internationally.

This is a full-time, ongoing employment opportunity available within the Australian Art Department, Artistic Programs Portfolio.

Working at the National Gallery
When you work at the National Gallery you will be exposed to some of the world’s leading Australian and international art and artists. We are located in the parliamentary triangle on the waterfront and your lunchtimes can be spent in our beautiful sculpture garden or walking or cycling around Lake Burley Griffin.

We support flexible working practices, including working from home, and you will have access to low-cost, onsite car parking.

The National Gallery is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people and we expect our people to share this commitment and work safely at all times.

We value the contribution that a diverse workforce brings, and applications are encouraged from First Nations people, people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and LGBTIQ people.

We are keen to find the right person for the job and will negotiate salary accordingly.

Note: Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply.

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.

Closing date
Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 and should be emailed to



Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Deborah Hart, Henry Dalrymple Head of Australian Art, on (02) 6240 6415.  The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447. 

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