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Job: Aboriginal Emerging Curator and Artist Liaison, The Biennale of Sydney

Posted by Sofia Landström • Saturday, April 6. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Biennale of Sydney, Aboriginal Emerging Curator and Artist Liaison
Deadline: 26 April, 2013

With the support of the Australian Government’s Office for the Arts (OFTA) as part of the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) and the NSW Government through Arts NSW, an opportunity exists for an Aboriginal Emerging Curator and Artist Liaison to join the team at the Biennale. The Biennale of Sydney (BoS) is a not-for-profit arts organisation that presents an international festival of contemporary art (and Australia’s largest contemporary art exhibition) every two years in Sydney’s major art museums and galleries, and locations throughout the city.

The BoS is one of the longest running international biennales and Australia’s leading contemporary visual arts event. Since its inception in 1973, the BoS has successfully delivered 18 major exhibitions, which have featured the work of nearly 1600 artists from over 100 countries. The BoS also produces associated publications, supporting public programs and specialised education activities for students and school groups. The event and most BoS programs are presented free to the public.

The Aboriginal Emerging Curator and Artist Liaison is responsible for assisting in the curatorial research of the artistic program, which includes research and development of the content for the catalogue and guide, as well as artist liaison. As part of the exhibition team, this position also contributes to the development and delivery of the 19th Biennale of Sydney.

The process includes the establishment of curatorial research and artist files, artist travel arrangements and itineraries, as well as catalogue and guide preparation and working with artists on their projects.

The position works closely with the Artistic Director, Head of Exhibition, Deputy Head of Exhibition, Exhibition and Venue Manager, Technical and Production Manager, Registrar, Curatorial Research Coordinator, Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow, Head of Public Program and Education and other contractual exhibition staff, as well as the wider team at the Biennale of Sydney.

Good organisation and research skills are required, as well as the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

This is a 16-month contract position with a salary of $45,000 per annum (plus 9.25% employer’s superannuation contribution), commencing May 2013.
Contact Pernille Jack, Executive Assistant, to request an information package and selection criteria.
E: pernille[at]
T: 02 8484 8700

Applications marked Confidential and addressing the selection criteria must be received by 5 pm on Friday, 26 April 2013. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
Gina Hall
Head of Exhibition
Biennale of Sydney
43–51 Cowper Wharf Road
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

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