Applications closing on 08 April 2018, 12:00 AM


A rare opportunity has become available for a permanent full time Curator to join Council’s team and play an instrumental part in the $31.5 million new Rockhampton Art Gallery.

The vibrant new Gallery will boast collection galleries to exhibition the permanent collection works, including those of the greats of Australian modernist painters, including artists Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, Charles Blackman, John Brack and Jeffrey Smart.

This once in a career opportunity will situate you as an integral part of the team in the design, development and construction phases of the new Rockhampton Art Gallery. Working alongside the Gallery Director, you will set the vision and thinking as Rockhampton Art Gallery re-positions itself as a place of community, gathering, and connections. The Gallery exhibition program will be an all-encompassing contemporary art experience that balances international touring exhibitions with deep connections to the surrounding regional area and cultural identity.

You will lead the Exhibition and Curatorial team, and together you will research and develop the exhibition program and participatory experiences across curated exhibitions, and inbound and outbound touring. Within this role, you will be responsible for the care, preservation and interpretation of the Gallery’s nationally significant collection. In line with the relocation to the new site you will lead the 100% collection relocation, and new collection design and fitout.

You will be required to have tertiary qualifications in Art History, Museum Studies or other relevant arts-related fields and substantial experience within an art gallery or museum environment. To ensure the Gallery meets the required objectives and standards you will be required to have extensive knowledge of Australian art history and practice.

This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check - Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check). This position requires a positive Blue Card (working with children check).


  • Play an instrumental part in the Gallery’s $31.5 million redevelopment
  • Varied and diverse workload
  • Once in a lifetime career opportunity

Applications to close midnight Sunday, 8 April 2018.              

To submit an Application for this position, click Apply Now(PDF, 1MB). For more information, view our How to Apply page or contact Workforce and Strategy on (07) 4936 8352 (please leave a message).

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