Exhibitions Lead

Exhibitions Lead

City of Newcastle | Newcastle, NSW, 2300, AU

Posted 7 days ago

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Unique opportunity a to join Newcastle's Art Gallery in a leadership role.
Flexible working options available.
Newly created, permanent full-time role – 35 hours per week.
As we transform and expand Newcastle Art Gallery, an exciting opportunity exists to join our evolving team. City of Newcastle is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Exhibitions Lead to join the Art Gallery team in a newly created role.
As a member of the Art Gallery's new Leadership team, this position will contribute to business strategy, provide expertise and respond to business needs by delivering tailored and effective Exhibition Development initiatives and solutions, in collaboration with the Curatorial and Exhibitions departments.
Under the direction of the Head of Curatorial and Exhibitions, the Exhibitions Lead plays a significant role in contributing to the artistic direction and public profile of Newcastle Art Gallery. Utilising exemplary skills in research, project management, and communication, the Exhibitions Lead develops and delivers an ambitious program of temporary exhibitions that attract high visitation. The role works with internal and external curators, as well as directly curating exhibitions in the annual program. The Exhibitions Lead collaborates with the Curatorial Lead in the presentation of collection-related temporary exhibitions, and with the Audience Lead in an active program public events associated with temporary exhibitions, and with the Operations Lead on broader initiatives. The role oversees the Exhibitions team, who are accountable for the implementation of best practice exhibition management strategies.
What’s it like working at the City of Newcastle?
We are focused on making a real difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a smart, liveable, and sustainable global city. We are proud to deliver services valued by our community. People come first at the City of Newcastle, which means providing employees with meaningful work and capacity for work life balance. As a large local organisation, City of Newcastle offers opportunity to develop in your current role, grow into future opportunities and reach your full potential.
Our organisation’s values are Cooperation, Respect, Excellence and Wellbeing which are underpinned by our behaviours of courage, trust, and pride. Together, our values and behaviours support our decision making, our day-to-day interactions and everything we do.
We value diversity of thought, and we focus on equity in the workplace. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels respected, safe, and valued so they can be themselves and fully contribute their opinions and perspectives to the success of the organisation.
What are the benefits?
35-hour working week with flexible work arrangements including optional 9-day fortnight
4 weeks of annual leave
3 weeks of personal leave each year
17.5% annual leave loading yearly payment
Paid parental leave for primary carers
2 additional paid Public Holidays
Additional paid leave days including Health & Wellbeing, NAIDOC, and Community Volunteer leave
Access to a range of exclusive City of Newcastle employee benefits programs including Novated Lease options as well as access to reward and recognition vouchers
Annual performance development plans and ongoing training and development opportunities to ensure you continue to evolve and grow your career ambitions
Corporate fitness program from as little as $4.30 per week that will give you and your immediate family members access to a wide range of fitness and aquatic centres
Interested to know more?
Find out more about your new career by viewing the position description .
Our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.
City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion to represent the community of our Local Government Area. All candidates will be assessed against the essential criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where diverse styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected. People from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, and veterans) are encouraged to apply!
If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.
You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.
Application Closing Date: Sunday 9 October 2022.
Remuneration: $104,291.62 + 10.5% Superannuation per annum for a 35-hour week.
Contact: Miriam Kelly – Head of Curatorial and Exhibitions – 02 4974 1358 or mikelly@ncc.nsw.gov.au.
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