Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 28 January 2010
An excellent career development opportunity awaits for a suitably qualified and experienced Curator, at this outstanding and developing regional gallery.
The temporary exhibition program is delivered across three recently refurbished galleries and typically includes a range of contemporary, local interest, historical and collection shows. The program is supported by an extremely active public program of workshops and floor talks run by a dedicated team of education staff and range of consultant artists. The incumbent requires excellent project management and communication skills as they are responsible for delivering the exhibition program, liaising with the Director and other staff on its development, and curating exhibitions.
The Shepparton Art Gallery has a specialist interest in Australian ceramics and the promotion and development of contemporary ceramics. It holds one of the country’s most significant collections of Australian ceramics spanning some 4000 items. A thorough knowledge of Australian art is essential and an interest in ceramics desirable.
The permanent exhibition areas and the collection stores will be undergoing refurbishment in 2010 with a new collection hang to be curated for the gallery’s 75th anniversary in 2011. The curator is responsible for working with the Director and Registrar on the development of the collection its research and display. Knowledge of professional museum practice and standards is essential as is the ability to research and write about art for exhibition copy, extended essays and public presentations.
The collection is continually growing through gift, donation, purchase, the international Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, and the Indigenous Ceramic Art Award. The curator will be part of the project team that works on these events and play an important role on the delivery of these projects. The Curator is responsible for developing the gallery’s collection of Australian paintings, works on paper and ceramics, and working with the Director on a new collection strategy for the gallery.
A position description can be collected from the Council’s Customer Service counter or accessed from the website at www.greatershepparton.com.au, or by phoning (03) 5832 9700. All applications must be submitted to the Council by 5.00pm Friday 28th January 2010. They should be marked “Confidential – Curator” and addressed to Rita Jenkins, Senior Human Resources Officer, Greater Shepparton City Council, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton, Vic, 3632. Applications in Microsoft Word format can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This position is subject to a 3 month qualifying period in accordance with the Greater Shepparton City Council Enterprise Agreement 2008. During the qualifying period employees will be provided with appropriate on-going induction, support, assistance, resources and training to enable them to meet the required performance standards for the position.
Please note that applications which do not specifically address the Key Responsibility Areas detailed in the position description will not be considered.
More informationFor more information about this position, please contact Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley on (03) 5832 9517.