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The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design

Classification VPS 6.1: $102,725 pro rata per annum + 9.5% superannuation

Closing date for applications: 02 January 2015
Part Time – 4 days per week
Fixed Term, 3 years

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design who will be responsible for identifying and executing the overall design strategy for the NGV and for managing the Contemporary Architecture and Design department.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
You will ensure the integration and articulation of design across the institution as a driver of engagement, growth and innovation.  Other key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of new design strategies within NGV exhibitions as well as across the NGV Design Stores, products, cafes and garden.
  • Managing the Contemporary Architecture and Design department by aligning the team with the organisational values and goals through effective people management and modelling.  This includes clearly defining role expectations, monitoring performance, providing timely and constructive feedback and facilitating employee development.  This also includes ensuring a safe and healthy environment.
  • Working closely with the Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management, develop the NGV’s collection in contemporary design through the development and implementation of an effective acquisitions strategy for the department, including the preparation of acquisition submissions
  • Developing and implementing a program of research and publishing to raise awareness of and promote the NGV’s contemporary design collection and exhibitions nationally and internationally.

To be successful you will have a tertiary qualification in Architecture, Industrial or Interior Design or equivalent combined with relevant experience. You possess the ability to generate new ideas, drawing on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things, actively influencing and promoting ideas and translating creative ideas into workplace improvements.  You think at the “big picture” level, entertaining wide-ranging possibilities in developing a vision for the future and translating organisational strategy into meaningful long-term plans and objectives for your department.

You can establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels, conveying ideas and information in a clear and interesting way, forging useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations and you cooperate and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals.  You will monitor external sources and identify underlying trends, developing, maintaining and using a variety of systems, processes, and sources to gather information and use a range of references and professional networks to conduct specific research.

For more details refer to the role statement attached.

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, 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 January 2, 2015.

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The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design

Classification VPS 5.1: $83,749 pro rata per annum + 9.5% superannuation

Closing date for applications: 02 January 2015
Part Time – 2 days per week
Fixed Term, 3 years

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design who will be responsible for implementing the NGV’s collection-building strategy in the area of contemporary design.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
In consultation with the Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management, you will significantly contribute to the development and implementation of strategies in relation to the NGV’s collection of contemporary design.  Other key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management and the Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design to build the NGV’s collection in contemporary design by sourcing and recommending appropriate acquisitions.
  • Work closely with the Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design to initiate, research and develop new exhibitions in contemporary design.
  • Initiate, research and produce publications on the NGV’s collection of contemporary design.
  • Initiate, coordinate and implement programs, lectures and seminars linked to the Gallery’s exhibition program and collection.
  • Facilitate the NGV’s engagement with the design community.

To be successful you will have a tertiary qualification in Architecture, Industrial or Interior Design or equivalent combined with relevant experience. You possess the ability to generate new ideas, drawing on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things, actively influencing and promoting ideas and translating creative ideas into workplace improvements.  You can set clearly defined objectives and priorities, operating accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required, recognising actual and potential barriers and finding effective ways to deal with them.

You can establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels, forging useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations, cooperating and working well with others in the pursuit of team goals.  You will confidently convey ideas and information in a clear and interesting way, clearly understanding the target audience and the objectives of the communication, using understanding of individuals to get the best outcomes for both the person and organisation.

For more details refer to the role statement attached.

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, 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 January 2, 2015.

Download the role statement in Adobe Acrobat format ›

The National Gallery of Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. As such, the National Gallery of Victoria encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds and it is our policy to consider reasonable adjustments for qualified applicants with disabilities.

To submit an application, please send:

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

E-mail
jobapplications@ngv.vic.gov.au

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