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Coordinating Registrar, Collection Operations

VPS 5.1: $85,215 gross per annum plus 9.5% superannuation
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 04 May 2015
Full Time, Ongoing

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Coordinating Registrar, Collection Operations to lead a team of Registration staff responsible for managing collection management activities.  The position also plays a key senior role in contributing to the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to collection management.

ABOUT THE POSITION

You will oversee collection management activities, for the NGV’s diverse collection of works, including paintings, sculptures, works on paper and digital and time-based media.  Other key responsibilities include:lo

  • Managing the Collection Operations section of the Registration department by aligning the team with the NGV’s organisational values and goals through effective people management and modelling.
  • Managing the registration aspects of the NGV’s permanent collection displays and collection-based exhibitions, this includes actively participating and contributing to exhibition planning meetings, and liaising with relevant staff and stakeholders.
  • Managing the registration aspects of the acquisitions process, including liaising closely with curatorial and cataloguing staff
  • Managing risk and resources in the Collection Operations section, including sound financial and contract management. This includes managing departmental budgets for permanent collection changeovers, acquisitions and other collection operations projects.

To be successful you will have excellent knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the application of the principles and practices of professional museum registration methods to international best practice standards, and the ability to demonstrate up to date engagement with contemporary issues in collection management and registration.

You will be able to clearly define role expectations, monitor performance, provide timely and constructive feedback and facilitate employee development. Using your sound knowledge of museum registration and project management principles, combined with attention to detail you will produce detailed project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearly specified. You will develop and manage complex budgets, monitor expenditure against budget projections, negotiate for resources, plan for and manage risk and ensure the use of honest, transparent and appropriate purchasing processes.

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 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 May 4, 2015.

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Assistant Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980

VPS 3.2: $67,323 pro rata per annum + 9.5% superannuation
Fixed Term, 3 years
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 22 May 2015

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking an Assistant Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorate Arts to 1980 who will be responsible for the provision of a range of curatorial and administrative support to the department of Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
In consultation with the Senior Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980 you will provide concepts for, develop and implement permanent gallery displays and exhibitions.  Other key responsibilities include:

  • Researching and producing publications in consultation with the Senior Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980.
  • Providing concepts for, developing and implementing programs, floor talks, lectures and seminars in consultation with the Senior Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980.
  • Managing the registration and cataloguing of incoming works to the department.
  • Undertaking analysis of the market to establish value, rarity and authenticity of works and identifying unknown objects, subjects, artists and areas of work in the collection and those considered for acquisition.

To be successful you will have a tertiary qualification in Fine Arts or equivalent coupled with relevant experience in a gallery or museum environment and the ability to undertake research coupled with a good knowledge of the history of Australian Art. You can identify processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal, reviewing and adjusting as required.

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. You can conduct research and prepare briefs, letters, emails, publications and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language and you observe the fine details, looking for gaps in information.

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 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 May 22, 2015.

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Helpdesk Administrator (2 Casual Positions)

VPS 3.1: $37.61 per hour + 9.5% superannuation
Closing date for applications: 5pm 18 May 2015

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Helpdesk Administrator who is responsible for the administration of the Assets, Facilities and Information Services (IT) Help Desk and must be available to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
You will categorise, prioritise and input (where necessary) and appropriately allocate requests received for the Assets, Facilities and Information Services Help Desk.  Other key responsibilities include:

  • Resolving Level 1 support requests where possible (e.g. printer/copier problems, login difficulties, new phone requests), resolving Level 2 IT support requests where possible, and escalating as necessary.
  • Contacting vendors, support providers and contractors when external service is required to resolve requests (e.g. printer problems, PC hardware faults).
  • Developing procedural documentation to support the administration of the Help Desk.
  • Providing backup to the Records Management Unit, including processing of file requests and retrievals.

To be successful you will have experience in operating an IT or facilities service desk, coupled with experience supporting and a good understanding of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Apple Mac environments and Microsoft Windows Active Directory. You will listen to customer needs, actively seeking to meet their needs and ways to improve services and you are committed to delivering high quality outcomes for them. When communicating with others you confidently convey ideas and information in a clear and interesting way, understanding and meeting the needs of target audiences.

You observe the fine details, identifying gaps in information, looking for logical sequences of information and highlights practical considerations of plans and activities. You also seek all relevant information for problem solving; investigating and probing for the facts, analysing issues from a difference perspective and drawing on sound inferences from information available and identifying and proposing workable solutions to problems. You cooperate and work well with others in the pursuit of team goals, collaborate and share information and accommodate and work well with the different working styles of others.

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 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 May 18, 2015.

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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