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Director, National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Australia is one of Australia's pre-eminent cultural institutions.

The position of Gallery Director is a significant leadership role which offers a unique opportunity for the right individual to shape, drive and deliver the long-term strategic vision and priorities for the gallery.

The successful candidate will lead through exemplary practices in collection management, audience engagement and governance. The appointee will be expected to possess extensive senior executive level management experience and a commitment to the development and promotion of a major cultural institution, with a broad knowledge of Australian art, both contemporary and historic. Candidates are expected to have a solid understanding of the issues facing the public sector and be able to operate within the broader Government context and collaboratively within the cultural sector. In particular, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven capability in the areas of policy formulation, strategic business management and resource management. The appointee will be widely regarded as an accomplished leader, motivator and advocate, with the capacity to influence and engage key stakeholders.

To obtain a job information pack and to apply confidentially, please contact Fiona McGauchie at Egon Zehnder by email at:

Closing date: Friday 30 May 2014.

Position closes: 2014.05.30 17:00

Employment & conditions

The National Gallery of Australia's terms and conditions of employment are set out in its Enterprise Agreement (pdf 4mb)

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.

The National Gallery of Australia values Workplace Diversity.