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Join the Artbank team

Artbank Curator

A little bit about us

Artbank is a section within the Creative Industries Branch of the Office for the Arts. Established in 1980, Artbank is an Australian Government arts support program, and a key component of the Government’s support for visual artists. The program aims to increase the sustainability and accessibility of Australian contemporary art; support Australian contemporary artists; and encourage engagement with and appreciation of Australian contemporary art by the broader community. Within this context, Artbank has two core program objectives: to provide direct support to living Australian artists through the acquisition of their work; and to promote the value of Australian contemporary art to the broader community by making this work available through an art rental scheme. Artbank has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the Department) is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport, regional development communication and arts policies and programs. We are at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to connect our communities, secure the nation’s economic future, improve living standards, provide access to high quality communication services and ensure all Australians can enjoy diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

The Office for the Arts (OFTA) develops policies and delivers programs that encourage excellence in the arts, helps to protect our cultural heritage and supports public access to, and participation in, arts and culture in Australia. We do this through delivering strategic advice and policy development, effective program and grants management, regulatory management and collaborative stakeholder engagement.

The opportunity we have available

The position of Curator and Collection Coordinator is responsible for administration and management of the Artbank Collection.  This role will ensure the implementation of best practice standards as they relate to the physical and electronic cataloguing of information relating to the art and objects that form the Artbank Collection.

The successful applicant will be required to have a thorough knowledge of contemporary Australian art and the art market and have the ability to present that knowledge through high level communication skills. You will understand the protocols as they relate to the acquisition of art and objects in an institutional context and demonstrate your knowledge and experience working with contemporary art gained through a similar role. You will apply this knowledge in support of acquisitions for the Collection, in line with Artbank’s Acquisition Policy and Collection Plan.  This position reports to the Assistant Director and Senior Curator and is based at Artbank’s Melbourne premises.


How to apply

Applications for this opportunity close at time, 11.59pm AEST 27 November 2022

In applying for this position, you are not required to address individual selection criteria.  Rather, you should provide a statement of no more than 2 pages outlining your background, capabilities and experiences, and how these align with the advertised role. You should also provide a CV, no more than 3 pages. The capabilities and behaviours required to be successful for this role are identified in the ‘Who are we looking for’ section.

Your application should be received through the department’s online recruitment system

If you experience any issues with the system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6274 6161 or via email to to discuss an alternative way to submit your application.

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