Indigenous Program CoordinatorLearning and Access
NGA Level 5/6
Position No. 6021
The Indigenous Program Coordinator works as part of a team in the production and delivery of educational and public programs in the visual arts for Gallery audiences, with primary responsibility for the coordination of the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship and Leadership Programs and other associated professional development opportunities in the arts for Indigenous people. The Wesfarmers programs have been established to increase Indigenous participation and employment within the visual arts and collecting institutions sector.
The Indigenous Program Coordinator reports to the Manager of Learning and Access Programs and Head of Learning and Access, working closely with the Gallery’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Department, the Program Advisory Committee and Wesfarmers - the program sponsors.
After hours and weekend work will be required on an ad hoc basis.
Under general direction:
- Coordinate the NGA/Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship and Leadership Programs. This includes the development, administration, promotion and delivery of the Indigenous Arts Fellowship and Leadership Programs in consultation with the Advisory Committee, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Learning and Access and Sponsorship sections of the Gallery.
- Devise and implement a range of educational and public programs, including online and printed resources, related to the National Gallery’s art collections, with an emphasis on Indigenous art, through liaison with curators, educators, artists and other professionals.
- Provide strategic advice and administrative services to the Advisory and Project Committees of the Indigenous Arts Fellowship and Leadership Program and other Indigenous professional development programs.
- Mentor and support the successful candidates undertaking the Indigenous Arts Fellowship and Leadership Programs, oversee and coordinate the delivery of the programs.
- Work closely with the Gallery’s Sponsorship & Development Section to gain sponsorship support, grants, and adhere to reporting requirements in relation to the Indigenous Arts Fellowship and Leadership Programs.
- Research, develop and implement the Alumni Program for the Indigenous Arts Fellowship and Leadership Programs.
- Assist with other associated Indigenous initiatives at the Gallery.
Demonstrated ability to represent, mentor and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies is essential.
A demonstrated knowledge of Australian Indigenous visual arts and the operations of the museum and gallery sector is required. Relevant qualifications in Visual Arts, Education or Museum Studies or equivalent professional experience would be desirable.
Demonstrated ability to undertake detailed administrative work and to work in a cooperative environment in a climate of shifting priorities, with the expertise to manage multiple projects and achieve required outcomes within deadlines.
Effective written and oral communication skills including the ability to positively liaise with a broad range of professionals and the public.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to solve problems and work with a high degree of flexibility.
Ability to promote and apply the principles of workplace diversity and participative management practices.
Job Specific WH&S Requirements / Information for Supervisor and Occupant
The Indigenous Program Coordinator, Learning & Access Programs, is expected to take all reasonable, practicable steps to ensure the health and safety of all by supporting and participating in initiatives aimed at improving health and safety in the NGA, particularly through the process of continuous improvement. This includes ensuring tasks and procedures are undertaken in a manner which safeguards the health and safety of NGA employees, contractors, volunteers and visitors and ensuring the NGA’s legal obligations for WH&S are met in relation to systems of work.
Within one month of commencing in the position the occupant, in discussion with his/her supervisor, must complete an Individual Development and Performance Agreement and Health and Safety Responsibilities checklist to identify any section specific WH&S issues and training required.
Position number: 6021
Position: Indigenous Program Coordinator
Classification: NGA Level 5/6
Program: Curatorial and Educational Services
Section: Learning and Access
Immediate Supervisor: Manager, Learning and Access Programs
Status: Non-ongoing - specified task
Hours per week: Full time 37.5