Director Public Engagement



Director of Public Engagement Expertise in the audience development Proven leadership at the Executive level Senior Executive Band 1 – Ongoing Employment Location: Sydney The Art Gallery of New South Wales (the Gallery) is an executive agency under the Department of Planning and Environment. It holds significant collections of Indigenous, Australian and International art; presents a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions involving significant loans from Australian and international collections; and manages the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills. The Gallery employs up to 350 people on an annual basis and has a current effective full-time equivalent of around 200 staff.

As the state’s leading institution for the visual arts, the Gallery plays a vital role in the cultural and intellectual life of both Sydney and Australia. Primary purpose of the role The Gallery is seeking an experienced leader to drive and implement the strategic direction of the Gallery’s engagement with audiences (onsite, online and regionally), advocating new approaches to public and education access programs, visitor engagement and strategic community partnerships aligned with the Gallery’s strategic vision and plan to achieve its audience-engagement objectives. The role provides leadership for the development of the Gallery’s exhibition and audience programs to create opportunities and experiences that inspire, stimulate and drive repeat visitation.

Role status This constitutes term employment under section 34 the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, and the role is based in Sydney. Essential requirements Experience and demonstrated success at an executive level leading a division delivering audience engagement, educative and creative programs within the arts, culture and educational disciplines. Related qualifications or comparable industry experience Ability to proactively anticipate risks and develop and implement innovative and timely solutions to resolve issues.

Our commitment to diversity The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with disability. Eligibility To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

To apply Complete all the questions in the online application and submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability. Should you require additional information prior to making an application please call Toby Berryman on 0418 827 458 or apply online Applications close: 11.59 pm 25th November 2018.

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28 Nov 2018


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