Associate Curator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 20 Sep 2023

Job no: 0059833
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed term to 31 December 2024
Department/School:Museums and Collections (Indigenous Collections)
Salary:UOM 5 - $79,961 - $91,844 p.a. plus 17% super 

  • Celebrate and Indigenous art and culture. 

  • Collaborate and shape curatorial programs, pioneer projects, and creative platforms 

  • $79,961 - $91,844p.a., 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!  

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic). 

About the Role 
Working as part of the Indigenous Art and Culture team, dive into the University's Indigenous Collections, with a spotlight on the remarkable Donald Thompson Collection .  

Your focus is to codesign engaging curatorial experiences for the public. Collaborate closely with our Director,Indigenous Collections and Senior Curator to shape curatorial programs, innovative projects, and captivating platforms. Elevate contemporary curatorial standards in collection research, documentation, scholarly engagement, exhibitions (both physical and digital), and more. Your expertise will play a crucial role in preserving and showcasing this unique collection.  

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Collaborating with colleagues to improve the documentation and discoverability of the University's Indigenous Collections, with a special emphasis on the Donald Thomson Collection, adhering to cultural and curatorial protocols and standards. 

  • Contributing to the delivery of engaging audience-focused research outcomes. 

  • Contributing to the development of exhibitions, publications, programs, and promotional material related to the Art Museums Program and Indigenous Collections. 

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for passionate people with knowledge of historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practices. You will possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Your IT and project management skills will make you an asset to this team. 

You will also have: 

  • A relevant tertiary degree or equivalent experience/training is required. 

  • Demonstrated success in curating and delivering art exhibitions, publications, and programs.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD. 

This role requires current valid work rights for Australia. 

Your new team – Museums and Collections 
The Museums and Collection Department aims to build a collaborative and flexible network around the University’s cultural assets to enable students, staff members local and global communities to gain knowledge and understanding of contemporary and traditional cultures, scientific discovery, and creative practice. 

What We Offer You! 
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page! 

About the University of Melbourne 
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .    

Be Yourself 
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion  page. 

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne. 

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -  

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:  

  • Resume 

  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience 

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description. 

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.  

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.  

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