Manager, Research Library & Archives

  • Manager, Research Library & Archives
  • Programs, Education & Research
  • Library & Archives Department
  • Executive Level 1
  • Position No. 9034
  • $100,120 – $114,243 pa
  • Ongoing Vacancy

About the NGA
The National Gallery of Australia (the National Gallery) is one of Australia’s leading visual arts institutions. The National Gallery is based in Canberra and is a vital part of the Australian cultural landscape. Our Purpose is to collect, preserve, promote and share the national collection of art. Our vision is to inspire creativity, inclusivity, engagement and learning through artists and art. Our Mission is to lead a progressive national cultural agenda by championing art and its value in our lives. The National Gallery’s values include art for everyone, striving for excellence, creative engagement, courage and respect.

The position
The National Gallery of Australia seeks a dynamic, collaborative, experienced librarian and strong people manager to lead collection development and management, and service-related activities for the National Gallery of Australia’s Library & Archives. Specific areas of responsibilities include managing reference, acquisitions, circulation, preservation, and overall use of, and access to, the library’s collection. With your experience in aligning with best practice, you will mentor and develop a highly visitor-service oriented, responsive and professional team.

The National Gallery of Australia’s Research Library is one of Australia’s leading visual arts libraries and archives. The library holds over 200,000 books and exhibition catalogues, and many notable artist archives including Arthur Streeton and Family, Inge King, Mandy Martin and Mike Parr. As this is a newly created role, one of your primary responsibilities will be to lead a major transformation of the National Gallery’s library into a public-facing and accessible collection, including increased access to content through innovative programs.

This is a full-time, ongoing employment opportunity available within the Programs, Education & Research Library & Archives Department of the Curatorial and Programs 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 below.

Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Katie Russell on (02) 6240 6709 or Please note that the contact officer is not available between 18 December 2019 to 8 January 2020 (inclusive). The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Closing date
Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 and should be emailed to

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