Fellow of Australian Garden History
The National Museum of Australia has an exciting opportunity for a professional to join our Curatorial Centre as the Fellow of Australian Garden History.
As a Fellow, you will represent the Museum as an expert in Australian Garden history. You will provide intellectual, creative, and practical leadership to deliver on the Museum’s goal of being a leading national forum for discussions about Australian history, and a world leader in audience engagement. You will use these skills to develop a series of outcomes to help audiences understand and engage with Australian garden history, design and purpose.
You will have a well-developed knowledge of curatorial practice and Australian garden history, and an ability to foster an appreciation of the influences and futures in Australian gardening. Your work will complement that of the Senior Fellow of Culture and Environment, and the Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design, ensuring that common themes and programs enhance the ongoing work of the museum.
Key outputs of the role will include engagement with the museum’s collections, contributions to digital and online content and exhibitions;a series of public events, lectures and programs; and a research and publication program. You will be responsible for establishing and managing relationships with key professional bodies and associations,and joining practitioners and others in associated industries and enterprise to the work of the Museum. You will also be responsible for drawings together grant applications to other bodies and forging new collaborations and partnerships.
The role will form part of a team of named curatorial Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Associates who are brought together to focus on areas of particular thematic interest to the Museum.
The Fellow will also work collaboratively with the broader curatorial teams and other programming streams to maximize the potential of the Christina and Trevor Kennedy Museum’s Garden, the Garden of Australian Dreams, and location on the Acton Peninsula as a practical and theoretical learning resource.
This role is available on a part-time or full-time basis, for a non-ongoing period of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.
To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:
– be an Australian citizen
– undergo a number of pre-employment checks, including a police records check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The National Museum of Australia is an equal employment opportunity workplace.
The National Museum of Australia is committed to ensuring a child-safe and child-friendly environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and support for, these principles in theory and practice.
How to apply?
Applicants will need to submit a three-page application that demonstrates their ability to meet the qualities of the position.
Applications should also include a Curriculum Vitae and contact details for two referees.
For further information please contact Libby Stewart, Senior Curator Research and Partnerships – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0432 754 952.
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