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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10752511
National Gallery of Australia Closing date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Job Title: Assistant Director, Indigenous Engagement
Division: Directorate
Branch: Indigenous Engagement
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Parkes - ACT
Agency Classification: SES Band 1
Agency Employment Act: National Gallery Act 1975
Position No: PN0128
Agency Website:

Job Description


About the National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia (the National Gallery) is one of Australia’s leading visual arts institutions. The National Gallery is a vital part of the Australian cultural landscape. The Vision of the National Gallery is to inspire every Australian to experience creativity and learning through art. Our Mission is to lead a progressive national cultural agenda by championing art and its value in our lives.

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 -


For confidential discussions about the position contact the NGA Director, Nick Mitzevich, on (02) 6240 6590 or 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



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.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

This position is available for a 3 year term.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Recruitment, 02 6240 6447,
Position Contact: Nick Mitzevich, 02 6240 6590
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS24-Tue - 11 Jun 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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