Assistant Curator, Modern And Contemporary International Art


  • Temporary 1 year with the possibility of ongoing
  • Sydney CBD – The Domain
  • Assistant Curator grade 2
  • Total Remuneration Package up to $95,048
  • Salary range ($77,162 to $85,745)

Establised in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is located in Sydney’s The Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and near the Central Business District. The Gallery acknowledges the original custodians of this land – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The Gallery attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually and runs Australia’s largest education program with over 90,000 student and teacher visits per year.

With the construction of our expansion project currently underway and scheduled for completion in 2022, the Gallery is poised to deliver a new state-of-the-art building located next to our existing and much-loved building. Providing us with close to double the current exhibition space, the expanded Gallery will enable us to share more art with more people and provide more family, learning and educational programming for all our audiences.

To help us achieve our ambition, we are seeking diverse, collaborative, supportive and brilliant individuals to work alongside our existing talent and build on our rich history to create an even more inspiring Gallery for the future.

For more information about the Gallery and our future, please visit our website www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au.

Our commitment to diversity

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

About the role

Provide support in the management and delivery of exhibitions as part of the curatorial team. Support the Senior Curator with the overall care, conservation, acquisition, research, interpretation, exhibition and display of the collection.

What technical / soft skills you require

  1. Tertiary degree in art history or equivalent and knowledge of the department’s art, coupled with curatorial experience or equivalent professional training in the arts sector, art gallery or art museum sector.
  2. Proven experience in undertaking research to an academic standard and the ability to undertake a wide range of curatorial and cross-disciplinary programs

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