Curator, La Trobe Art Institute

La Trobe University
VIC - Regional
Closing Date
Tue, 07th December 2021
Position Type
Full Time
$69,882–$78,262 per annum + 17% superannuation
VIC - Regional

About the position

La Trobe Art Institute is La Trobe University’s centre for contemporary art, curatorial practice and cultural collections. From our Bendigo base, the Curator will support the development of arts and culture across La Trobe University's Victorian campuses.

This is a full-time, continuing position located in Bendigo.

The successful candidate will research and deliver contemporary art exhibitions that engage regional audiences and build national profile and influence. Primary responsibilities are curatorial and include liaison between people and organisations, production, development of public programs, writing, marketing and promotion. The position extends learning and appreciation of the University’s art collections through interpretation.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • A sound knowledge of contemporary art, art history and theory and a demonstrated ability to bring together artists, arts workers and collections to deliver innovative curatorial projects.
  • A demonstrated network of professional relationships in the arts and culture sector.
  • A sound practical understanding of collections management principles and practices.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with the proven ability to adapt to new situations and develop creative solutions in terms of contemporary art exhibitions, collections management and marketing.
  • The ability to represent La Trobe Art Institute in a variety of public settings, especially to promote exhibitions, public programs and collections.
  • Completion of a relevant degree and demonstrated depth of expertise developed through extensive experience and application.
  • Demonstrated capacity to organise work effectively and efficiently and deliver outputs in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated customer service focus and solution orientated approach.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.


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How to apply

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

In order to work onsite in higher education, TAFE, training and adult education settings, the Victorian Government requires workers to provide evidence to their employers that they are fully vaccinated with two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner.  This position will require the incumbent to work onsite.

Please submit an online application ONLY through Jobs at La Trobe and include the following documents: 

  • cover letter, including a paragraph outlining your suitability for the position based on information outlined in the PD
  • an up-to-date resume.


La Trobe Cultural Qualities:  
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Bala Starr on 03 5444 7176 or For recruitment enquiries, contact To apply please visit Jobs at La Trobe.

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