The Art Gallery of Ballarat is Australia’s oldest, largest and most engaging regional gallery. Housing a nationally significant collection of over 11,500 artworks and hosting more than 35 exhibitions and 200 public programs and events each year, the Gallery is a key driver of cultural tourism to the Ballarat region as well as much loved local icon.
We are looking for a dynamic, creative and experienced Curator to join the Gallery team for 12 months to develop and curate innovative, high quality exhibitions. As Curator, you will be responsible for overseeing the development, care and display of the Gallery’s permanent collection, as well as assisting with temporary exhibitions, including Australian and international touring exhibitions. You will work closely with members of the public and other key stakeholders to deliver programs and original exhibitions based around the Gallery’s permanent collection.
The successful candidate will ideally have:
Previous experience in curating exhibitions supported by demonstrated knowledge and experience of industry standards including the application of cataloguing conventions and lighting, environment control and art handling.
A courteous and professional approach to customer service with the ability to manage interpersonal relations with members of the public and other key stakeholders across the organisation.
A tertiary qualification or experience in Museum Studies with strong general knowledge of Australian art history, both historic and contemporary.
A sense of self-motivation and ability to effectively manage time to prioritise competing demands and achieve objectives.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 6th December 2021. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria. Applications via the City of Ballarat website.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check and COVID-19 vaccinations are required for this role.
Louise Tegart, Director Art Gallery of Ballarat 03 5320 5858