Vacancy Details

Assistant Curator

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Monday to Friday, 72.5 hours per fortnight, 9 day fortnight or 72.5 hours per fortnight on roster (includes some weekend work)
  • $77,663 - $82,604 per annum (LGIA Stream A Level 4) + Superannuation
  • Location – Rockhampton

Your new role


Make your mark as Assistant Curator of the brand new Rockhampton Museum of Art.  

Since its establishment over 50 years ago, Rockhampton Art Gallery has provided the region of Central Queensland with a visual arts centre that excites, engages and challenges audiences. In 2021, Rockhampton Art Gallery will enter a new phase, as Rockhampton Museum of Art and move into a new 4711sqm facility in the heart of Rockhampton’s cultural precinct. As we grow to become our new institution we are looking for a progressive, engaging, open, genuine person to undertake the role of Assistant Curator.

In line with the exhibition and collection strategies, you will implement a curatorial program that engages conceptually and physically with the region’s community and its visitors to bring about a program that encourages visitation, participation and appreciation of the visual arts.


Working collaboratively within the Curatorial team, you will assist in the development and delivery of a varied and innovative artistic program by way of research, interpretation and documentation of collections, digital assets, new acquisitions and commissioned content.


This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check - Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).


What we are looking for

  • Achievement driven individual with the ability to develop, monitor and continually improve programs that engage conceptually and physically with the region’s community and its visitors.
  • Experience in commissioning, including researching and appointing, contract management, negotiation, budgets and timelines.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with all levels of stakeholders and work collaboratively as an effective team member.
  • Organisational skills to strive in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to conduct research, draft correspondence, prepare reports and publications, prepare and deliver lectures.

What you'll get in return

As an employee of Rockhampton Regional Council, you will join a diverse and innovative team of more than 900 employees supported by good leadership, who proudly deliver services and make a difference to the lives of people living and working within the region.

  • Supportive Work/Life Balance
  • A large employer with a strong values driven culture
  • A generous superannuation scheme – Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Corporate membership discounts
  • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Wages paid fortnightly
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport and active social clubs

What you need to do next

To apply for this opportunity, please submit two documents:

1.     A 2 - 4 page Cover Letter addressing the Application Criteria below;

2.     Your Current resume.


Application Criteria

  • Degree qualification in Arts History, Visual Arts or Museum Studies (or related discipline) and/or experience within an art gallery/museum environment.
  • Knowledge of local, national and international cultural/arts industry and a current knowledge of international museum standards.
  • Experience in commissioning, including researching and appointing, contract management, negotiation, budgets and timelines.
  • Leadership skills and ability to achieve service levels through direction, collaboration, guidance and embedding a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships, including representing the institution at events and functions as required.


Please use Council’s cover letter template and ensure you clearly label each Application Criteria in your cover letter.

Click the ‘Apply’ button above to complete your online application.


Applications Close: Monday 12 April 2021 at Midnight (AEST)