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Head of Visual Arts

Job details

30 Aug 2020
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Visual Arts


Head of Visual Arts


Are you a passionate advocate of contemporary visual arts and craft in Australia?

The Australia Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cultural and regional communities, including people with disability.

About your role:

A key leadership position that provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with the visual arts sector to inform the Australia Council's advocacy, development and investment to effect positive change.

What's in it for you?                         

  • 2-year full-time contract
  • Paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Work in a positive environment that embraces diversity and supports your development
  • Salary package negotiable depending on experience 

What does success look like?

  • Deep and ongoing engagement with the Australian visual arts sector to stay abreast of and influence emerging and long-term opportunities and issues
  • Custodianship of a constantly evolving body of analysis, research and sector intelligence to inform the Australia Council's investment, advocacy and activities
  • A powerful ambassador and advocate to stakeholders including the industry, government and the public

What will you bring?

  • Exceptional understanding of and commitment to the Australian visual arts sector
  • High-level relationship management, advocacy, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the creative and cultural industries
  • Commitment to and evidence of cross-artform collaborations and advocacy
  • Established and credible professional networks in the industry
  • Proven experience in capturing information from data sources to achieve strategic outcomes


How to apply

Does this sound like you? 

To access the position description and apply, follow the link below to our careers page.

Applications close 30 August 2020 at 11:59 pm AEST 

This is not an Australian Public Service position. 

Written by

Julia Barnes

2 Aug 2020