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Director, UQ Art Museum

The University of Queensland

  • UQ Art Museum
  • Five-year contract with negotiable remuneration
  • Closing date: 18 October 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-15071) 

About This Opportunity 

Located on The University of Queensland's vibrant St Lucia campus, the UQ Art Museum is a site for progressive and contemporary creative enquiry. Our work speaks to the distinct context of the Art Museum’s place within the University. We aim to connect each visitor with new ideas in creative practice, and with learning in its many forms.

We are now pleased to be inviting applications for our next Director – a truly unique and highly-regarded opportunity. Our Director leads the vision and operations of the UQ Art Museum, ensuring that the organisation provides teaching, learning and research outcomes of the highest possible standard. This role galvanises UQ staff, students and broader communities around the critical role of the arts and humanities in higher education. It takes a lead role in connecting the Art Museum to the critical discourses of all disciplines at UQ. Additionally, it develops and connects the University’s various cultural assets to provide exceptional campus experiences and enhanced research, teaching and learning offerings.

To find out more about this position and about UQ, please view the Appointment Booklet. 

About You

  • Extensive senior leadership experience in a medium-sized arts or cultural institution.
  • High-level experience in operational, financial and human resources management.
  • Detailed knowledge of art museum operations including legal requirements, infrastructure and resource functions and international best-practice art collection management standards and practices.
  • Demonstrated track record of overseeing and delivering exhibitions, commissions, events and public art works.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of contemporary art, including Australian and First Nations art practice, and expanded curatorial and museological practice.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively with and positively engage diverse groups of stakeholders internal and external to the unit and University to initiate and complete projects.
  • A demonstrated commitment to leading and developing a strong, healthy and high performing team of specialist art museum professionals in line with UQ’s strategic commitment to its people. 

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for five years at HEW Level 10B. A remuneration package, including relocation if applicable, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from joining a vibrant community and campus lifestyle, to being part of a Group of Eight university, a genuine commitment to the mental and physical health and wellbeing of our staff, and access to a range of salary packaging options and on-site services. 

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Caitlin Savage (Talent Acquisition Principal Advisor) via caitlin.savage@uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the 'About You' section (i.e. key selection criteria)

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form. 

Other Information

The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which we work. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

UQ values equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to reflect the broader community by attracting and retaining high-quality staff from a range of backgrounds. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from people who bring diversity to our School – whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au

Location: Queensland - Australia
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th September 2022
Closes: 18th October 2022
Job Ref: R-15071
   
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