Programs Assistant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander


  • Temporary part time up to 12 months
  • Sydney CBD – The Domain
  • Salary range ($35.47 to $38.56 per hour) + weekend penalties

Established 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 recent approval of our expansion project, 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 high level engagement and service to deliver tours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection and assist with the delivery of content related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

What technical / soft skills you require

  1. Confirmation of Aboriginality, plus a knowledge of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture.
  2. Tertiary degree, or equivalent industry experience, in art history or fine arts, with strong knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Australian art more broadly.
  3. Good organisational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, achieve goals, and effectively work both independently and collaboratively.
  4. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal courteously with visitors.
  5. Working with Children Check

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