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Applying for a position

To submit an application, please send: 

  • covering letter
  • statement addressing the key selection criteria in the role statement
  • your curriculum vitae (CV)

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jobapplications@ngv.vic.gov.au

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Human Resources Manager
National Gallery of Victoria
PO Box 7259
Melbourne VIC 3004

Positions advertised

Administration Assistant - Directorate

Classification VPS 2.2 - $51,932 gross per annum plus 9.5% superannuation

Ongoing, Full Time
Closing date for applications: 08 September 2014

The primary focus of this position is to provide efficient, professional and confidential administrative support to the Office Manager – Directorate.

ABOUT THE NGV:
Established in 1861, the NGV is Australia’s oldest public art gallery.  Today, the NGV is the most attended gallery in Australia welcoming approximately 1.9 million visitors each year across its two buildings.  It is a dynamic, vibrant and essential community institution that contributes to the cultural, educational and social wellbeing of both Australian and international visitors.

With record exhibition attendances, an ambitious and exciting future exhibition program that includes a new focus on contemporary art, design and technology, and a real commitment to innovation and excellence, there’s never been a better time to join the NGV team.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
Under the direction and supervision of the Office Manager – Directorate your key responsibilities would include:
• Organising meetings and appointments, fielding incoming telephone calls and managing incoming and outgoing correspondence.
• Processing the Gallery’s response to inquiries from other art institutions, artists, curators, academics, researchers and members of the public.
• Assisting with the preparation and distribution of papers for internal/external meetings and Committee meetings as required. 

You will also provide various administrative support including but not limited to creating and maintaining files, photocopying, document scanning, assisting with the preparation and collation of documents, managing stationery stocks and supplies and organising catering for business and staff meetings, including setting up and clearing up, as required. 

To effectively perform this position you will require good knowledge and skills in office administration, including the ability to manage appointments and schedules, handle and prioritise telephone calls and correspondence, and organise files and information. You will prepare written communications using clear, concise and grammatically correct language. When communicating with others you will use a polite and considerate manner, clearly explaining information, listening to feedback and speaking clearly and concisely. You will also have the ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information and material coupled with good interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on tact and discretion. Your attention to detail allows you to observe fine details, identify gaps in information, look for logical sequences of information and highlight practical considerations of plans and activities.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this role, please send a covering letter, a separate statement addressing each of the key selection criteria as they relate to the job accountabilities and resume to jobapplications@ngv.vic.gov.au or forward your application to Job Applications, Human Resources, National Gallery of Victoria, PO Box 7259, Melbourne VIC 3004 by 08 September 2014.

The role statement is available in Adobe PDF format.

Media and Public Affairs Officer

Classification VPS 2.2: $51,932 gross per annum + 9.5% superannuation

Full Time, Ongoing
Closing date for applications: 12 September 2014

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Media and Public Affairs Officer who will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Media and Public Affairs team and developing and implementing PR programs to support small scale NGV exhibitions.

ABOUT THE NGV:
Established in 1861, the NGV is Australia’s oldest public art gallery.  Today, the NGV is the most attended gallery in Australia welcoming approximately 1.9 million visitors each year across its two buildings.  It is a dynamic, vibrant and essential community institution that contributes to the cultural, educational and social wellbeing of both Australian and international visitors.

With record exhibition attendances, an ambitious and exciting future exhibition program that includes a new focus on contemporary art, design and technology, and a real commitment to innovation and excellence, there’s never been a better time to join the NGV team.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
You will provide administrative support to the Media and Public Affairs team, particularly in relation to media mentions, processing of invoices, maintenance and updating the media database, archiving and filing.  You will also liaise with the NGV’s Multimedia team to ensure that information on the Media and Public Affairs page of the NGV website is kept up to date; and liaise with the NGV’s media monitoring service and ensure daily service is provided as per contract agreement.

You will develop and implement PR programs to support small scale NGV exhibitions including media releases, kits and approaches to journalists, and you will also assist the Senior Publicist in developing and implementing PR programs for medium to large NGV exhibitions. Under the guidance of the Senior Publicist you will prepare copy for NGV brochures and fliers and other promotional material; prepare and disseminate images, relevant captions and descriptions for exhibitions to media. As directed by the Senior Publicist, you will research and produce promotional and communication materials for inclusion in media kits and for the general profiling of NGV, its exhibitions and activities.

To be successful you will have a tertiary qualification coupled with some experience in the fields of media, communications, public relations or a related field.  You will prepare written communications using clear, concise and grammatically correct language. When communicating with others you will use a polite and considerate manner, clearly explaining information, listening to feedback and speaking clearly and concisely. Your attention to detail allows you to observe fine details, identify gaps in information, look for logical sequences of information and highlight practical considerations of plans and activities.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this role, please send a covering letter, a separate statement addressing each of the key selection criteria as they relate to the job accountabilities, and resume to jobapplications@ngv.vic.gov.au or forward your application to Job Applications, Human Resources, National Gallery of Victoria, PO Box 7259, Melbourne VIC 3004 by 12 September 2014.

The role statement is available in Adobe PDF format.