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Art Consultant - Melbourne - APS5

APS5 - Art Consultant, Creative Industries

The opportunity we have available
The position of Art Consultant works as part of a national client services team responsible for building Artbank’s art leasing with public and private clients. This position requires visual arts knowledge and commercial acumen.

Through the provision of high-level art consultancy services, you will act as a public face for the organisation – working with potential and existing clients in support of Artbank’s art leasing program. You will be a great communicator and possess the ability to interpret a client’s need and translate this into a tailored (curated) selection of artworks drawn from the Artbank collection.

The role makes a significant contribution to Artbank’s organisational objectives through leading the development and implementation of business development strategies. The role will require expertise in analysis and presentation of client leasing data for inclusion in program reporting and planning - working collaboratively with Consultants in other states.

This is a full-time position requiring experience working with contemporary art – ideally in a commercial/sales focused context. This position will be based in Melbourne and the successful candidate will be required to meet with clients in a face to face setting at client premises and at Artbank’s offices in Collingwood.

The key duties of the position include:

What will you do?
Under general guidance and in accordance with APS values and Code of Conduct, Government and Departmental policies and the relevant Secretary’s Instructions, the Art Consultant duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of Artbank’s objectives and purpose.
  • Drive increased business for the art leasing program, including through growing and leveraging opportunities in your existing networks and clients, and researching and building relationships with new clients.
  • Directly manage clients, ensuring their ongoing needs are addressed.
  • Work collaboratively and flexibly across all Artbank teams as required to ensure consistent and effective delivery of the Artbank program and art leasing scheme.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic and business planning for Artbank, including in particular the systems and processes that support the business and client service functions.
  • Contribute to curatorial and client event programming as required and other initiatives that support Artbank’s objectives and promote increased access to and understanding of Australian visual art.
  • Meet leasing and KPI targets for new and existing clients.
  • Ensure compliance of all relevant procedures, policies and guidelines set by Artbank and the department.


Employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999 including:

  • Citizenship: To be eligible for employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts applicants must be an Australian citizen. 
  • Health Assessment: The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the department’s preferred medical provider.
  • Security Clearance: The successful candidate must be able to obtain and/or maintain a security clearance at Baseline Level. You must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information. You must have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding five years for Baseline Vetting clearances. More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website.


For more information about this role, including the type of person we are looking for and how to apply, please refer to the position description available by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit:

Zoë Rodriguez

02 9697 6000

PS Act 1999



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