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CANBERRA, ACT, Australia

Phone: 0262406447
Web Site: www.nga.gov.au

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Assistant Director, Indigenous Engagement


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Job Description:

 Assistant Director
 Indigenous Engagement
Senior Executive Service Band 1
Position No.0128
3-year term
 
A new position to lead a progressive cultural agenda
The National Gallery of Australia based in Canberra is Australia’s national cultural institution for the visual arts and plays a leadership role in shaping visual arts culture across Australia and the region.  Through the national collection, exhibitions, learning and public programs, outreach initiatives, research and publications, the National Gallery is a model of excellence in furthering knowledge of the visual arts nationally and internationally.
 
The Assistant Director, Indigenous Engagement is a new leadership role, reporting to the Director. We are looking for someone that has a deep understanding and experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and community, who will be central to advocating and advancing Indigenous culture through the visual arts at the National Gallery at a national level and internationally.
 
The National Gallery is in a period of great change and we are seeking a person with energy and passion to be part of a team which will lead a progressive cultural agenda for Australia.
 
You will be a crucial figure in forming the intellectual and organisational culture of the National Gallery as it progresses in building on its important legacy to lead the national cultural agenda and Indigenous engagement. As an experienced and influential leader, you will be skilled at engaging and working in a collaborative and inclusive style, but comfortable in driving key initiatives.
 
Further shaping the National Gallery’s Indigenous engagement and developing and implementing our Reconciliation Action Plan are significant objectives in this role. You will also strengthen stakeholder relationships across government, community and corporate entities, leverage personal networks and oversee current significant partnerships with Wesfarmers Arts and the Indigenous Arts Leadership Program.
 
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
 
How to apply
If you are interested in this role you must submit a current resume/CV, the NGA Personal Particulars form and a brief statement of claims addressing the selection criteria (1–2 page pitch), which details your skills, experience and qualifications which are relevant to this position. Please note that the selection criteria do not need to be addressed individually. The job description and selection documentation are available on the NGA website – www.nga.gov.au/jobs
 
Contact
For confidential discussions about the position contact Director, Nick Mitzevich, on (02) 6240 6590 or nick.mitzevich@nga.gov.au. The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.
 
Closing date
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 7 July 2019 and should be emailed to recruitment@nga.gov.au.

Job Requirements:

Common Selection Criteria
  • Shapes strategic thinking
  • Achieves results 
  • Cultivates productive working relationships 
  • Exemplifies personal drive and integrity
  • Communicates with influence

Job Specific Criteria
  •  An appreciation and knowledge of the public gallery and museum sector and of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 
  • Abilities to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and to advocate and advance Indigenous culture through the visual arts at a national level reflected in an extensive network of professional colleagues in Indigenous organisations and communities. 
  • An understanding of the Federal Government and experience in the Indigenous cultural landscape. 
  • Substantial experience as a positive advocate on Indigenous culture. 
  • Significant experience in project management and strategy development and implementation.
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
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Job ID:

8811

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

CANBERRA, ACT, Australia

Title:

Assistant Director, Indigenous Engagement

Category:

Executive, Government, Other
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Posted:

14.06.2019

Salary:

TBA