Lecturer in Art/Gallery Director | VCA – University of Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 p.a. plus 17% superannuation This is an academic position that contributes to the research mission and goals of the Faculty of VCA and MCM by developing and managing the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. This includes responsibility for realising the exhibition and associated programs, including the Historic and Ceramics Collections, and using the program to enable associated teaching into the VCA Art and academic collaboration with School of Culture and Communication. You will have a PhD in fine arts and/or arts administration, proven teaching experience and management experience in the small to medium arts sector and experience conceptualising and developing income generating opportunities. Expertise in developing and managing successful exhibitions and programs is also essential. This is a full time, continuing appointment. The position is based at the…

Job | Director | Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) is Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery and is home to one of the most significant collections of Australian indigenous, post-colonial, and contemporary works of art in the country. The AGB also has, and is increasingly building, a reputation for curating its own exhibitions as well as hosting national exhibitions attracting significant local and intrastate and interstate visitors. The opportunity to be the next Director of the AGB presents at a very exciting time where the City of Ballarat is pursuing an arts and cultural agenda which aims to position Ballarat as the leading cultural destination for regional Australia with the AGB as the cornerstone. This position offers an exciting prospect for an incoming Director to lead the AGB with a fresh perspective and extensive business acumen to drive future growth and development of…

Job | Associate Professor/Professor in Art | VCA

Deadline: 3 Dec 2017 Victorian College of the Arts Faculty of VCA and MCM Salary: Level D $145,685 – $160,500 p.a. or Level E $187,654 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. VCA Art has a significant national reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners, to be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community. We are seeking an experienced practitioner and academic to lead artistic and pedagogical vision. You will have a doctoral qualification combined with demonstrated excellence in academic leadership and management. An international as well as national standing as a practitioner with high level academic experience is essential, with the demonstrated ability to lead the strategic development of the Art program.…

Job | Assistant Curator of Art – Affirmative Measures Position | Australian War Memorial

Deadline: Midnight on 1 December 2017 Website: https://www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/ASSCURART Note: This is an Affirmative Measures position and open only to Indigenous applicants. The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Job Description Under general direction, the position will provide curatorial assistance in the management of, and support to, major Indigenous (and some non-Indigenous) art, photography, film and sound commissions and acquisitions. The role will also include collection research, documentation and management; participation in public programming; and responding to public enquiries. An important element of the role will be to assist in developing collection management protocols for Indigenous collection materials, and outreach and engagement with Indigenous stakeholders and communities Australia-wide. Responsibilities Contribute to the management of Indigenous collection material and participate in the strategic development and implementation of…

Job | Associate Dean, Fine Art | RMIT University

See the website for further details and application information: http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/558879/associate-dean-fine-art Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position * Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT’s CBD campus RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Dating back to the foundation of RMIT as the Working Man’s College in 1887, the School of Art has an important place in the history of RMIT and the State of Victoria.  It delivers programs ranging from vocational education certificates through to PhDs covering the full range of art specialisations, including Photography, Art Theory and History, Fine Art Photography,…

Talk | Margaret Wertheim | Victoria University

Margaret Wertheim will give a talk as part of the Public Pedagogies Conference at Victoria University Footscray on Thursday 23rd November. See the eventbrite page for bookings and more information Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted writer, artist and curator whose work focuses on relations between science and the wider cultural landscape. The author of six books including “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace,” a history of space from Dante to the Internet, and “Physics on the Fringe,” she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Aeon and many others. With her twin sister Christine she founded the Institute For Figuring, a Los Angeles-based practice devoted to the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics. (theiff.org.) Through the IFF, she has created exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery (London), Science Gallery (Dublin), MASS MoCA (MA), and Art Center…

Job | Assistant Curator at Heide – deadline Monday 20th November

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Assistant Curator The Assistant Curator is a multi-tasking role operating in a team environment. The primary focus of this position is to assist in the planning, development and delivery of exhibitions and related programs; and assist with the care, research, development and interpretation of the Heide art collection and archives. In addition to the Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, this position works closely with the Senior Curator, Head of Collections, Collections Manager, Curator, Registrar and Exhibitions Manager. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria (no longer than half a page per criterion) and be submitted by 5.00pm on Monday 20 November to: employment@heide.com.au

Australian War Memorial Launches ‘Art of Nation’

The Australian War Memorial has launched Art of nation: Australia’s official art and photography of the First World War, a digital interpretation of the earliest plans for the Memorial. Australian official war historian and Memorial founder Charles Bean sketched the design for this building in 1919 as he returned home to Australia following the First World War. During the war, artists and photographers were deployed to the front to witness and record the war first hand. Bean’s imagined building contains separate galleries housing the official war art and photography collections. The large paintings are exhibited in a dedicated art gallery for the first time. The photography gallery displays a recreation of the first major exhibition of Australian official war photography in London in May 1918. The paintings and photographs link to more information and maps that trace the journeys of…

Melbourne Masterclass – ‘Paris is the World’

Melbourne Masterclass: “Paris is the World”- The history of Old Regime and revolutionary Paris (17th and 18th centuries) | 9-12 January 2018 | The University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria ‘Paris is the world’ wrote Marivaux in 1734. “The rest of the earth is merely its suburbs.” His soaring elegy to the French capital captured the city’s central place in the imagination of the Enlightenment. This masterclass will examine how Paris became synonymous with gleaming architectural wonders, harmonious facades, and numerous public squares, in the context of France’s social, political, and cultural upheavals during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with Henri IV’s and Louis le Grand’s search for urban grandeur, Paris was transformed by and for its elites into a new Rome. At the same time, a Paris of the people, particularly in the overcrowded ghettos of the…

Job | Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute

Applications are now open for the Program and Events Officer role at the Power Institute. Manage a vibrant program of art talks and symposia Expand our audience and engage the art community with your communication skills Part time (2.5 days per week, flexible hours but with some evening work required); fixed term of five years Remuneration package of $84k pa (pro rata), Camperdown / Darlington Campus We are looking for a skilled event and communications professional to coordinate the logistics of Power’s dynamic public program and to engage with a variety of audiences via various platforms. As the Program and Events Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating the public program; hosting a range of high profile speakers for lectures, seminars and symposia; managing key partnerships with universities, galleries and donors; and developing the public face of the Institute through a range of online…