Rockhampton Shire Council Jobs – Assistant Curator

Website Rockhampton Regional Council

Job Description:

This position supports Council’s direction by working collaboratively within the Curatorial team, in support and with the guidance of the Curator, in the development and delivery of a varied and innovative artistic program by way of research, interpretation and documentation of collections, digital assets, new acquisitions and commissioned content.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Museum’s extensive acquisition program by undertaking research and preparing comprehensive documentation and recommendations for artwork acquisition and deaccessioning.
  • Support awareness of the collection through the implementation of an outbound exhibition program including programing, contracting, presentation, and reporting.
  • In line with the exhibition and collection strategies, implement a curatorial program that engages conceptually and physically with the region’s community and its visitors to bring about a program that encourages visitation, participation and appreciation of the visual arts.
  • Contribute to high-level researched and original written material for briefs, reports, proposals, catalogues, interpretative material, and other associated publications.
  • Contribute to the implementation and materialisation of the exhibition program, including exhibition design and installation.
  • Foster understanding, knowledge and participation of visual arts by supporting the delivery of access and learning opportunities for exhibitions and collections.
  • Prepare approvals, contracts, and agreements relevant to curatorial.
  • Develop and monitor project plans, coordinate resources and monitor budgets to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Deliver on negotiated approvals, contracts, and agreements relevant to curatorial.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of local, national and international cultural/arts industry and a current knowledge of
    international museum standards.
  • Proven ability to interpret and safeguard collections of high artistic quality, including the ability to recognise the quality of art objects, their conditions, provenance and authenticity.
  • Proven ability to conduct research, draft correspondence, prepare reports and publications, prepare and deliver lectures, and build and develop effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated negotiation, influencing and problem-solving skills, including the proven ability to resolve day-to-day operational issues.
  • Ability to effectively operate Council’s computer systems and software including Collection Management Software, Building Management systems and other integrated systems.
  • Strong communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills with the proven ability to manage teams of professional staff and engage with stakeholders.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions including the development of work practices, processes and policies that enhance team effectiveness and improve team’s customers’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in being part of a multi-disciplinary team, planning and organising tasks/work to meet objectives.
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management for curatorial activities.
  • Proven commitment to collaboration, audience and people engagement, with experience putting people first to transform and improve processes and services.
  • Experience in commissioning, including researching and appointing, contract management, negotiation, budgets and timelines.

Job Details:

Company: Rockhampton Regional Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Rockhampton, Queensland, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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