Vacancy Details


  • Permanent Full Time
  • 72.5 hours per fortnight on roster (includes some weekend work)
  • $90,928 - $97,031 per annum (LGIA Stream A Level 6) + Superannuation
  • Location – Rockhampton

Your new role


Make your mark as 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 Curator, Rockhampton Museum of Art.

Rockhampton Museum of Art is where art is shared, bringing major touring exhibitions to the region, and showcasing the region’s own creativity to the world. We’re here to celebrate our place and our people of Central Queensland, showcasing artists and artworks with a deep resonance to our region. Rockhampton Museum of Art will be the centre for visual arts in Central Queensland. Inspiring, enriching, open to all and alive with activity. Rockhampton Museum of Art is where creativity and community comes together in a natural meeting place by Tunuba (Fitzory River).

While Rockhampton Museum of Art is a new institution, it continues the more than 50-year history of the former Rockhampton Art Gallery. It is also part of a long tradition of art appreciation, philanthropy and creation in Rockhampton. Our permanent collection is one of national significance. It tracks Australia’s modernist movement with artworks by significant Australian artists including Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, Brett Whiteley, John Brack and Fred Williams. And it continues to collect contemporary art by living artists.

Through curated exhibitions, developing the collection and offering diverse learning and public programs, Rockhampton Museum of Art is committed to enhancing access and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art in regional Queensland.

This new role will collaborate with the Museum of Art Director to lead the development and implementation of quality exhibitions and participatory experiences across in-house curated exhibitions, touring and permanent collections. In line with exhibition and collection strategies, you will develop and implement a curatorial program which promotes visitation, participation and appreciation of the visual arts. With your knowledge and expertise, you will oversee the development, growth and conservation of the Rockhampton Museum of Art collection.

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

What we are looking for

  • Experience in developing, delivering and reviewing design and production methodologies, budgets, financial and performance management for curatorial exhibitions and collections. 
  • 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.
  • 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 produce presentations and reports in a professional manner that have the ability to influence, create positive change and leave an impression on stakeholders.  

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 3-4 page Cover Letter addressing the Position Requirements below;
  2. Your Current resume.


Position Requirements

·         Degree qualification in Arts History, Visual Arts or Museum Studies (or related discipline) and significant experience within an art gallery/museum environment.

·         Experience in developing, delivering and reviewing design and production methodologies, budgets, and financial and performance management for curatorial exhibitions and collections. 

·         Knowledge of local, national and international cultural/arts industry and a current knowledge of international museum standards, including standards in curatorial, exhibitions, registration and conservation practices in an art museum environment.

·         Demonstrated negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of stakeholders.

·         Ability to build a high performing team that is results orientated and achieves Council’s service levels through direction, collaboration, guidance and embedding a culture of continuous improvement.


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

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


Applications Close: Tuesday 6 October 2020 at Midnight (AEST)