Senior Registrar

Brisbane, Australia
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 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 Senior Registrar leads the Registration Team’s duties for the UQ Art Museum, including the overall management of The University of Queensland Art Collection, and the students and volunteers placements program. As a member of the UQ Art Museum’s Executive Team the Senior Registrar advises the team on registration-related recommendations and requirements for the performance and operations of the unit. The Senior Registrar oversees loans of works for exhibitions and manages the legal and compliance issues of UQ Art Museum in line with the University’s policies and procedures, and the museum industry standards. The position also manages all contracts associated with loans in and out of the UQ Art Museum, copyright, reproduction and acquisitions of works of art. As part of the UQ Art Museum team the Senior Registrar should have a commitment to share ideas and propose and implement new work practices.

The person

Applicants should possess a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and extensive relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Demonstrated experience in managing an art collection including development of short and long-term plans for the collection and electronic database management. Experience in leading teams and in representing registration requirements of an art or cultural collection within a wider working group. Demonstrated project management skills.

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.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811.16 to $104,214.40 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589.06 - $121,930.85 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504257_3011532_Senior Registrar.pdf


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

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