Opportunities

Expressions of Interest are sought from artists for a range of programs, events and activities connected to the Rockhampton Art Gallery. Check out the current opportunities below.

 
 

Arts Practitioners/Educators Opportunity

Deadline for applications Friday 24 November 2017

Rockhampton Art Gallery is seeking professional arts practitioners or arts educators to facilitate arts programs to complement our upcoming exhibitions throughout 2018.

Arts programs can include jewellery workshops, multimedia, painting, photography, sculpting, drawing and crafts for the delivery of short courses, term-based programs, masterclasses, workshops, school holiday programs, and much more. All ideas are welcome and will be considered.


Merilyn Luck Gallery

EOIs will be assessed 30 days from receipt

The Merilyn Luck Gallery honours former Rockhampton Art Gallery Chairperson and Trustee, Mrs Merilyn Luck. This exhibition space acknowledges the advocacy role Mrs Luck has played in developing cultural opportunities for Central Queenslanders, and who has long recognised the Gallery as ‘the cultural heart of our city’.

The Merilyn Luck Gallery is a small-scale exhibition space on the Gallery’s first floor. Offering the choice of 18.5 running metres of wall space, or a five metre long showcase, Central Queensland artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), outlining their exhibition proposals for 2018-2019.

The Merilyn Luck Gallery is open to Central Queensland artists residing in the following regions and shires: Rockhampton, Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana, Woorabinda, Central Highlands, Isaac, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Diamantina and Boulia.

EOIs will be assessed by the Gallery and considered on the quality of work submitted, concept, and suitability to the exhibition space.


Philanthropy Board Member Expression of Interest

Deadline to lodge EOI 5.00pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017

The Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board plays a strategic leadership role in the development and delivery of philanthropic actions and campaigns to help position the Rockhampton Art Gallery to achieve its cultural vision for the Rockhampton region.

Membership is based on knowledge, skills, experience and affiliation to the Rockhampton Region and Australian arts industry. The Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board is looking for members with:

  • Commercial acumen, entrepreneurial approach, innovation, marketing, philanthropy, strategy and stakeholder engagement
  • Strong appreciation and value of public art galleries and museums
  • Demonstrated high achievement and expertise within their dedicated profession
  • Capacity to think and act strategically
  • The ability to listen, analyse, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually or in a group


Duty Statement | Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board Member

The Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board will play a strategic role in:

  • The development and delivery of philanthropy and stakeholder engagement to help position the Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council to achieve its cultural vision for the city
  • Assist in positioning and promoting the Rockhampton Art Gallery to attract business opportunities, potential sponsors and joint venture partners and service current sponsorships
  • Advise on the acquisition and de-accession program for the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection

In order to fulfill its role, the Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board will provide expertise to support Rockhampton Art Gallery staff, particularly in the areas of philanthropy and stakeholder engagement by three key activity areas:

  • Advocacy: Promote the identity and public awareness of the Rockhampton Art Gallery; foster the Rockhampton Art Gallery’s progress and development through members’ connections and affiliations
  • Sustainability: Advise on income generation strategies to contribute to Rockhampton Art Gallery capital investment projects, collection growth campaigns, regional sustainability and broader regional economic impact
  • Leadership: Bring high level skills aligned with the mission and goals of the Rockhampton Art Gallery


Specific Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Advise on philanthropy and stakeholder engagement relevant to the Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Support the values and mission of the Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Participate in income development activities and act as enterprise champions
  • Act as an Ambassador to promote the values and work of the Rockhampton Art Gallery, speak with one voice once decisions are made
  • Facilitate strong, robust communication between the Rockhampton Art Gallery and local stakeholders on the planning and provision of the Rockhampton Art Gallery’s services
  • Identify and facilitate collaborative partnerships between the Rockhampton Art Gallery and local arts/cultural groups, the local community and other organisations within the state and nationally
  • Facilitate securing and overseeing the philanthropy program
  • Make recommendations for the acceptance of donations, gifts and sponsorships
  • Endorse the acquisition and de-accession program for the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection
  • Support Rockhampton Art Gallery programming by attending major openings and special events
  • As a delegate of Rockhampton Regional Council, are required to comply with the Rockhampton Regional Council Code of Conduct

Your suitability to this role will be assessed against the following competencies:

Skills/Competencies

  • Skills represented to include commercial acumen, entrepreneurial approach, innovation, marketing, philanthropy, strategy and stakeholder engagement (including other levels of government, cultural institutions and collectors)
  • Strong appreciation and value of public art galleries and museums
  • Demonstrated high achievement and expertise within their dedicated profession


Behaviour

  • Capacity to think and act strategically
  • The ability to listen, analyse, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually or in a group


Summary of Commitments

  • 1 meeting per month of 1.5hrs duration
  • Ongoing ad hock advocacy and support of the Gallery outside of meetings


Key Dates

Applications Open: 1 October 2017
Applications Close: 5.00pm, Tuesday 31 October 2017