ASSISTANT CURATOR
Exhibitions and Collections (Fixed Term, Full or Part Time)

SALARY: To be negotiated
CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES ONLY: Gail Harradine (M 0458 672 176; E gharradine@koorieheritagetrust.com)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: Friday, 16 April 2021

Are you looking for work in a dynamic and innovative arts and cultural organisation dedicated to telling the story of Victorian Aboriginal peoples and communities? Look no further. Working with, reporting to, and supported by the Curatorial Manager, the Koorie Heritage Trust is currently recruiting to fill the role of Assistant Curator, Collections and Exhibitions.

The role is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Koorie Heritage Trust considers that being an Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 26(3) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2019 (Vic).

The Assistant Curator, Exhibitions and Collections is responsible for assisting in the development of, co-ordination and delivery of a dynamic visual arts exhibition program that increases our engagement with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, reaches new audiences and enriches our visitor experience. Under the supervision of the Curatorial Manager, you will collaborate with Koorie and Victorian-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and guest curators to deliver an outstanding program of exhibitions, events and collection displays that showcases the diversity of contemporary Koorie art and culture. You will also contribute to the care, development, and interpretation of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s unique and irreplaceable collections of Koorie and broader South East Australian Aboriginal art and artefacts, oral histories, photographic archives and reference library.

Further information on the Assistant Curator, Collections and Exhibitions role including key selection criteria can be downloaded here.

General Information

This role sits within our Exhibitions, Collections and Public Programming Team reporting to the Curatorial Manager.

The KHT is an Aboriginal owned and managed not-for-profit organisation. Our Vision is to live in a society where Aboriginal culture and history are a fundamental part of Victorian life. Our Purpose is to promote, support and celebrate the continuing journey of the Aboriginal people of South Eastern Australia. Our Values are Respect, Honesty, Reciprocity, Curiosity.

We provide a unique environment rich in culture, heritage and history which welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to come together in the spirit of learning and reconciliation in a safe environment. We are a place for everyone. We see ourselves as a knowledge bank and vital community resource to facilitate sharing, learning, collaborating and creating.

We will continually monitor and measure our success against our 4 strategic goals: To ENGAGE with Victorian Aboriginal Communities; GROW the Collections; REACH new audiences; ENRICH our visitors’ experience.

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be sent by email to gharradine@koorieheritagetrust.com