Brisbane, Australia
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

UQ Art Museum

A key aim of the UQ Art Museum is to foster critical enquiry, enjoyment and appreciation of art and visual culture. We aim to stimulate debate and dialogue across all UQ disciplines, to encourage participation by diverse audiences, and to enhance the campus experience of UQ students. We are committed to providing UQ students with professional skills and practical training in art museum management.

The University of Queensland Art Museum (UQ Art Museum) is located in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre on The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, and is recognised as one of the nation’s most significant university art museums. Through an active range of exhibitions, public programs and publications, the Art Museum seeks to engage with the University and broader community, and welcomes a diverse audience.

The role

The Curator’s position lies within the UQ Art Museum’s primary creative team of curators, educators and designers. Collaboratively, this team researches, conceives and produces the Art Museum’s exhibitions, education and other programs The Curator is expected to possess a high-level knowledge of the discourses, histories, theories and material construction and condition of works relevant to the UQ Art Museum’s emphases and programs.

The Curator’s role is to provide leadership in conceiving innovative exhibitionary forms that provoke conversation. The Curator is also a key member of The University’s Art Acquisition Committee. Additionally, the Curator leads and manages the UQ Art Museum’s curatorial student employment, internship, bursary and volunteer program. As part of the UQ Art Museum team the Curator is expected to share ideas and propose and implement new work practices.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Proven curatorial programming and art collection research and management is essential. Previous experience in a similar role within a University will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,2007.07 - $79,964.50 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,558 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Beth Porter on +61 7 3346 8708 or

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