Head Curator International Art

The National Gallery of Australia
Closing Date
Tue, 07th December 2021
Position Type
Full Time
$ 117,838 - $ 134,673

The Head Curator, International Art leads a curatorial team responsible for advancing major transformation at the National Gallery. With extensive knowledge of art history and strong museum connections, the Head Curator, International Art is responsible for the Gallery’s international art collection and associated programs. The position plays a pivotal role in ensuring the National Gallery fulfils its ambition of rethinking art from alternative geographies and multiple vantage points.

This position sets the priorities for the International Art Department at the National Gallery, including ambitious programs for acquisition, exhibition, interpretation, publication, display, conservation and advocacy. The Head Curator supports the Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, and senior leaders within the National Gallery to achieve organisational outcomes, advising and influencing strategic decisions and building organisational capability and culture. International in your outlook, the ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel nationally and internationally and to attend out of hours functions is essential.

How to apply
You should provide a tailored CV (maximum of three pages) along with a statement of no more than two pages that outlines your skills, capabilities and experience, against the role description and our ideal candidate information above.  
You do not need to address individual selection criteria, however, in your response you should keep in mind the capabilities and behaviours required to be successful for this role, as identified in the ‘Our ideal candidate?’ section.  
In your statement, try not to duplicate information that can be found in your CV, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.


For further information about this position please contact Jennifer Barrett, jennifer.barrett@nga.gov.au  or on (02) 6240 6417. The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

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