Director, Curatorial and Collection
The Director, Curatorial and Collection provides strategic leadership to the NPG on artistic programs and the permanent collection. The role leads the Curatorial and Collection Directorate, which manages the evolution and care of the permanent collection; shares the collection through exhibitions and artistic programs onsite, on tour and online; and contextualises the collection through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions and scholarly research outcomes.
This role is fundamental to the NPG’s success as a significant cultural institution. The successful candidate will demonstrate leading practice in curation and collection management and challenge the NPG to maintain its relevance. They will advocate for the unique potential of portraiture to culture. As a member of the Executive, the position will contribute to the NPG’s strategic direction and represent the NPG to a diverse range of stakeholders.
Provide strategic leadership for collection development and management, including the NPG’s commissioning program.
Provide curatorial leadership for the NPG’s artistic programs onsite, touring and online and develop the NPG’s national presence.
Lead and develop the Curatorial and Collection Directorate and promote and live an organisational culture of collective responsibility
Manage and report on the Curatorial and Collection directorate’s programs and projects against strategic deliverables.
Contribute to overall NPG strategic direction and provide expert advice on evolving practice in curation and collection development
Develop and maintain a deep network within the cultural sector and advocate for the NPG as a significant cultural institution nationally and internationally
Credibly represent the NPG internally, at public events, and in the sector
1. Demonstrated senior management capability and expertise in a visual art focused organisation of similar ambition.
2. Proven experience in developing and delivering a significant artistic program and in collection management.
3. Proven experience leading, collaborating and successfully managing a diverse team of professionals to ensure quality outcomes are achieved.
4. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders, build and maintain productive working relationships, develop and mentor staff, establish strong and productive teams; and demonstrate a capacity for sound judgement and effective leadership.
5. Highly developed project management skills and the ability to achieve results including identifying and addressing risks, monitoring and adjusting plans in response to changing priorities and circumstances, marshalling professional expertise and applying high level strategic thinking and innovative responses to deliver desired outcomes.
6. Demonstrated knowledge and capacity to apply the APS Values and Code of Conduct, participative management practices, workplace diversity principles, and workplace health and safety within a work and team environment.
Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or specialist knowledge in art.
In no more than two A4 pages, please tell us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications make you the best person for this job.
Email your application, a current CV and the application coversheet to email@example.com by the deadline listed below.
If you need more information, please get in touch with Bree Pickering, Gallery Director on 02 6102 7002 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more
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