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Assistant Director, Marketing, Communications, Development and Engagement
Senior Executive Service Band 1 (equivalent)
Position Number 0122

A leadership opportunity within the Senior Executive Team of the National Gallery of Australia exists for an exemplary arts professional.

The NGA provides exhibitions and visual art experiences and services within the context of its national remit, connecting with audiences and patrons throughout Australia and abroad. We are leaders in the field of art scholarship, and conservation, and excel in the interpretation and display of NGA’s exceptional collections. The NGA brand is built on a track record of being creative, entrepreneurial and collaborative in everything we do.

This newly created SES position is responsible to the Director for leadership and management of program delivery across Marketing, Communications, Development & Fundraising, ICT Services and Digital Engagement. The key areas of responsibility include:

  • Development and management of the NGA’s marketing strategy, including brand and corporate identity, promoting all NGA programs and activities to relevant audiences, and championing best practice digital and online initiatives.
  • Driving the NGA’s non-government fundraising revenue strategy in philanthropy (including Foundation, bequests and the Membership program) and sponsorship, aligning the objectives of the NGA with diverse private financing opportunities; establishing and managing appropriate relationships to this end.
  • Establish and deliver the Information Technology requirements for the NGA, including service provision of internal clients and implementation of priority projects.
  • Development of a cohesive communications structure across the NGA for development and distribution of digital content and products to achieve online access, education and commercial targets.

Working collaboratively with the Senior Executive Team, the Assistant Director plays a significant role in the NGA. Key to success is the ability to strategically plan, lead and sustain a highly-motivated and results-oriented team that is committed to the delivery of the Program’s outcomes within the context of the NGA’s four-year Corporate Plan.

An attractive remuneration package acknowledging the importance of this Senior Executive Service Band 1 equivalent position will be negotiated.

This is a full-time non-ongoing employment opportunity for a period of 5 years. Further information regarding the position is available by contacting Colleen Avery on 02 6240 6401 or colleen.avery@nga.gov.au

Information regarding eligibility requirements for employment at the Gallery together with documentation outlining duties and selection criteria which details skills, experience and qualifications required is available here. The Recruitment Officer can be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

Applications for this position must reach the Recruitment Officer by 27 January 2017 at recruitment@nga.gov.au.

Non-ongoing (Casual) employment opportunities

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Employment & conditions

The National Gallery of Australia's terms and conditions of employment are set out in its Enterprise Agreement (pdf 339kb)

Please complete the personal particulars form and supply it with your application.

To be eligible for employment you must be an Australian citizen or be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship within a reasonable period of time. Successful applicants will be subject to a probationary period of employment. A security check will also apply.

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