TarraWarra Museum of Art Ltd

First Peoples Curator

TarraWarra Museum of Art was established as a not-for-profit charitable organisation in 2000 and opened to the public in 2003. Situated in the spectacular Yarra Valley, on the cusp of outer Melbourne and inner regional Victoria, the Museum is uniquely positioned to deliver the important history of Australian modernism and new developments in contemporary art to a large cross section of the Victorian public. 

The position of First Peoples Curator is part of the Yalingwa Visual Arts Initiative 2017–2022, a significant partnership between Creative Victoria, TarraWarra Museum of Art and ACCA, that aims to support the development of outstanding contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice, with a primary focus on South East Australian First Nations artists within a national context. 

Following on from ACCA's successful first stage iteration of Yalingwa, TarraWarra Museum of Art will engage a First Peoples Curator to develop curatorial and public programs of relevance. The Curator will work in consultation with the TarraWarra Museum of Art Director to conceive, curate and realise a major exhibition of Indigenous art in November 2020 through in-depth research, travel and development, working with artists, and community members, as well as collaborating with internal colleagues and external institutions and stakeholders. 


The full Position Description for the role can be found here:

Enquiries to Victoria Lynn, Director, or Anthony Fitzpatrick, Curator, on 03 5957 3000

Applications must be submitted by email to: Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art
victoria@twma.com.au 03 5957 3100 and should consist of: 

*    A current CV with two professional referees
*    A cover letter (no more than 1 page)
*    Responses to the Key Selection Criteria demonstrating relevant examples of experience (no more than 2 pages)

Application deadline: Friday 8 February 2019

This position is a fixed term, two-year contract from 31 March 2019 – 31 March 2021. The position is four days per week (EFT 0.8), and based at TarraWarra Museum of Art with some travel required nationally from time to time. Flexible working hours will be required and flexible working hours are available. 

Salary: The salary package (EFT 0.8) is $59,189 as follows: 
Base compensation: $54,054 (Pro-rata of full-time $67,568), Superannuation (9.5%) $5,135 - 
Total package: $59,189 
The package includes 16 days annual leave, 8 days personal leave, plus 9.5% employer superannuation. Appointment will be conditional upon a six-month probationary period. 

This position has been identified as a Special Measure under the Equal Opportunities Act 2010 and the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position.

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$50,000 - $60,000
$54,054 (0.8) + Super
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