Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

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

Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Australian Art Department
Executive Level 1
Position No. 4513
$101,121 - $115,385 pa plus super
Ongoing Vacancy


The position
The Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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, collections and communities 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 and the First Nations cultural landscape in Australia and internationally.

The position will be filled using the Affirmative Measure, which allows for the targeted recruitment of Indigenous Australians. This 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.

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

If selected for interview, part of the evaluation process for this role may include skill testing or work samples.

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.

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. 

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

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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