Job | Director Duldig Studio – museum + sculpture garden

The Organisation

The Duldig Studio is a public house museum and artists’ studio located in East Malvern, Melbourne. Its collection is based around the sculptures, paintings and decorative arts of the notable sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist and inventor wife Slawa Horowitz-Duldig and the story of their lives. Our vision is to be recognised as a pre-eminent Australian artists’ house museum that inspires, informs and engages through art and the story of the Duldig family’s creative journey.

The Museum is transitioning from a family collection into a public institution and is seeking a Director with strong entrepreneurial skills to lead and develop the organisation through a phase of expanded, independent sustainability.

The Position

This is a Director role for an outstanding leader who is both culturally attuned and business savvy. The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Museum and in collaboration with the Museum’s Board sets and executes the on-going strategic vision for the organization. The position is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s budget and financial resources, ensuring financial sustainability through commercial operations and fundraising to increase the resources of the Museum. The Director nurtures and maintains relationships with donors, partners, government, community, the board of management, contract staff, interns, volunteers, members, and other stakeholders maintaining a collegial and inspiring working environment. The position is responsible for marketing the organisation, and developing its profile to achieve audience growth and engagement. The Director reports to the Board of Management through the Chair and supervises the Education & Public Programs Coordinator, Curator, Marketing Administration Assistant, Interns, Volunteer Guides and Volunteers.

The position is to be offered as a renewable annual contract and will be assumed on a part-time and flexible basis with the desirability that it will grow to be a full-time role.


The Position Description is available from the Duldig Studio website at

All applications must include a covering letter, response to the key selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees and be forwarded by email to:

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday 9th July 2018.

Enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Antony de Jong, Chair Board of Management at

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