Gallery Education Program Coordinator

Curtin University of Technology
March 10, 2024
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Job Reference: 1176903

John Curtin Gallery

The John Curtin Gallery is one of Western Australia's major public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country. The Gallery's significant reputation within the arts community attracts exhibitions by local, national and international artists of great renown, presenting works across a wide range of mediums and interrogating many of the important issues of our day.

As an Art Museum that interrogates and promotes dialogue about the social issues of the day through the Visual Arts, our vision is to inspire audiences to create a more just and equitable world. Our mission is to interrogate contemporary issues through the visual arts, presenting the highest quality dynamic exhibitions from local, national and international artists, and collecting works representative of the complex and rich cross- and multi- cultural practice in Australia and throughout the Region.

The John Curtin Gallery is the custodian of the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artworks. The collection consists of 122 artworks created by Aboriginal children stolen from their families and detained at the remote Carrolup Native Settlement in Western Australia during the 1940s. This Collection, alongside other Carrolup and Indigenous artworks, forms the basis of education, research and community engagement activities of the Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling.

For more information about the Gallery, please visit https: // www.

Your new role

The Carrolup Education Program Coordinator role will work closely with students of all ages, educators, partner organisations, key stakeholders, community members and the John Curtin Gallery team to develop and deliver engaging, impactful, and thought-provoking face-to-face and online educational and lifelong learning programs connected to the Carrolup Artwork Collection, including those that align with the school curriculum.

We are looking for someone who enjoys proactively engaging with Gallery visitors and key stakeholders and developing unique, unforgettable learning experiences. To do this, you will of course have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in a fast paced, rewarding environment that makes a difference to people and planet.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or have strong knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • Teaching qualification and/or previous experience in a Museum or Arts education role
  • Extensive program or event coordination skills and knowledge in an art gallery/museum and collections (or similar) context.
  • Previous experience working with culturally sensitive material will be highly regarded.
  • Experience monitoring and managing program budgets, risk assessments, evaluation methodologies, room and vendor bookings.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to details and the ability to develop education resources for all levels of learning.
  • Ability to travel throughout Western Australia, particularly the Southwest and Great Southern regions and work from Curtin's 139 St Georges Terrace CBD location, and outside of normal hours from time to time.
  • Essential Requirements: Prior to the appointment, the preferred candidate will need to have:

  • A valid First Aid certificate or willingness to obtain one.
  • A current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain one.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
  • You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

    To learn more about the role, please contact the hiring manager Jane King, Deputy Director, John Curtin Gallery via email [email protected] .

    About us

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us! Your application should include a cover letter and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.


    Applications close: 10PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Sunday 10th March 2024.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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