Indigenous Project Officer – Travelling Exhibitions

Indigenous Project Officer – Travelling Exhibitions
Travelling Exhibitions Department
NGA Level 5
Position No. 6085
$70,144 – $75,256 pro-rata
Non-ongoing Vacancy

The National Gallery’s Travelling Exhibitions Program serves to increase public access to the Gallery’s collections and to enriching existing audiences in regional, remote and metropolitan locations across Australia and occasionally overseas.

We are looking for a passionate and disciplined self-starter to assist the Travelling Exhibitions team with the development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of the Gallery’s Travelling Exhibitions Program. Your particular focus will be on the development and delivery of Indigenous programming, including but not limited to, assisting with the delivery of the national tours of Defying Empire: the third National Indigenous Art Triennial and Body Language.

Highly developed communication skills are key in this role as is the ability to work collaboratively with NGA colleagues, artists, venue partners, communities and other stakeholders in coordinating the public programming, which will be relevant for a range of audiences. You must also be able to establish and / or build productive networks with Indigenous audiences as part of the Travelling Exhibitions program.

This position will be filled using the Special Measure provision, which allows for the targeted recruitment of Indigenous Australians into the Australian Public Service. The vacancy is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

The role is part-time, four days a week. However, off site and weekend work will be required on a regular basis. For work outside the regular span of hours the position holder will be granted overtime or time-off-in-lieu. It is also expected that the role would travel regularly, requiring being away from home. The position is available within the Exhibitions and Collections Portfolio.

How to apply
If you are interested in this role you must submit a current resume/CV, the NGA Personal Particulars form and a brief statement of claims addressing the selection criteria (1–2 page pitch), which details your skills, experience and qualifications which are relevant to this position. Please note that the selection criteria do not need to be addressed individually. The job description and selection documentation are available on the NGA website –

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Mary-Lou Nugent on (02) 6240 6650 or The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Closing date
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 20 October 2019 and should be emailed to

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