Director, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 12 Mar 2024

  • Make a significant impact on the cultural landscape of the university and wider community.
  • Senior appointment on a full-time permanent/ongoing basis.
  • Competitive salary.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the area
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG) is a university art gallery of international standing that plays a pivotal role in supporting the educational, research, and community engagement efforts of the University of Western Australia.

LWAG has stewardship of two significant art collections: the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. The gallery is well known for championing contemporary art and emerging artists, and showcasing the diversity of Western Australian art.

About the opportunity
Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and leading a small team, you will oversee operations, expanding audience engagement, preserving, and caring for LWAG collections and setting the artistic direction of the exhibition, public, and academic programs.

In this strategic and cultural leadership role, a unique skill set is crucial, combining curatorial expertise, creative direction, financial acumen, strategic vision, and effective leadership. This position serves as a vital link connecting academia, the general public, and the art world, enriching the cultural landscape of both the University and the wider community.

About you
To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate relevant tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent competency and extensive experience collaborating with Australian First Nations people, showing cultural awareness and adherence to protocols and best practice to ensure cultural safety. You will also have proven skills in directing artistic vision for galleries and museums, expertise in management, curation, strategy and operations, and the ability to influence long-term planning. You will also demonstrate a dedication to the evolving role of galleries/museums, setting ambitious benchmarks for audience engagement and providing opportunities for scholarly investigation for staff, students, and researchers.

Note: Provision of a Current National Police Clearance will be required for the successful applicant.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position description - Director, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (516656).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 12 March 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Paula Goss on (08) 6488 6701 or at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.


Advertised:27 Feb 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:12 Mar 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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