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The Powerhouse Museum is looking for an ongoing, full-time Senior Curator responsible for delivering exhibitions and programs at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences with a focus on contemporary curatorial practice.

The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably at post graduate level, combined with demonstrated curatorial experience within a major museum or gallery or as an independent curator with a proven record of scholarly achievement.
  • Proven record of initiating, curating and delivering exhibitions of excellence within a strong, original, insightful and responsive curatorial vision.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on multi-disciplinary commissions with diverse groups of cultural producers and practitioners, writers, designers, architects, visual and performing artists, academics, scientists, technologists, and cultural studies specialists amongst others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; IT literate, analytical and decision making skills; project management and strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying opportunities to secure external funding/assistance/revenue to support contemporary projects and initiatives.

The salary package is up to $132,508, which includes a salary of $119,547, plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

The application, which must be filled out at I Work for NSW must include:

  • Cover Letter – No more than two A4 pages and must include statements in response to the two questions:
    1. Provide a case study for a recent exhibition or project you have initiated, managed and developed with a focus on curating contemporary content. Explain your approach to interpretation and understanding audience, stakeholder and partner engagement. How did you demonstrate leadership?
    2. Describe a situation where you have had to influence or obtain cooperation from a person or group. What did you do to achieve this? What was the result?
  • Resume – No more than three A4 pages and including 3 referee contacts.

Applications close 11:59pm, Sunday 29 April 2018.

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