AACH – News & Opportunities

May 17, 2018

EMPLOYMENT | MCA (Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions)

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Key Dates:

Applications close: Friday 07 October 2016 (9am AEST)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney NSW is offering an exciting opportunity for a Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions to join the Curatorial and Digital team.

The Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Collections and Exhibitions is a new role in the MCA, closely
complimenting that of the Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Programs and informed by the guidelines and goals –
including those relating to collection development and exhibition
programming – set out in the MCA Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Policy. Reporting directly to the Director, Curatorial and
Digital, and working closely with the Chief Curator and Senior
Curator, the Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Collections and Exhibitions will work within a team responsible for
planning and development of the exhibition and artist commissions
program as well as development and presentation of the MCA
Collection. In particular, they will be responsible for the
research, planning, development and delivery of selected
contemporary exhibitions and other artistic projects involving
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Collections and Exhibitions will be actively involved with MCA
projects that involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art,
artists and community. The position will be responsible for
undertaking and supporting research into Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander art in the MCA Collection as well as provide advice
on and research supporting collection development. The position
will work within a team responsible for planning and development of
the exhibition and artist commissions program, particularly (but
not solely) by providing recommendations on Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Island artists and possible exhibitions.

The ideal candidate will have minimum of 3 years
curatorial or related museum/gallery experience. A thorough
knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture
including an understanding of the needs of artists and the
community, and of issues and current debates surrounding Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Art and its public presentation is
essential.

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for
this position and is authorised by section 14 of the
Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

For specific accountabilities of the role and a full list
of essential and desirable criteria listed in the position
description, please CLICK
HERE
.

Applicants are encouraged to address the essential
selection criteria listed in the position description. For
assistance with application process or general enquiries please
call Blair French (Director, Curatorial and Digital) on (02) 9245
2457.

 

 

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