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Gallery and Museum Manager

Job details

Broken Hill City Council
19 Mar 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Visual Arts



Base salary Grade 15 - A$90,765 to $97,203 plus super

Often referred to as the Capital of the Outback, Broken Hill is the cultural heart of regional Australia. Renowned for its mining industry, the region is also a centre for the arts with a strong community of accomplished painters, photographers, sculptors and film makers; it has been the home of award winning artists and cinema productions.

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is the oldest regional art gallery in New South Wales. Established in 1904, it is housed in an award winning heritage building located in the heart of Broken Hill and provides a quality program of exhibitions, education activities and public programs for the enjoyment and engagement of the community and visitors to the region.

The Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) is located in a renovated 19th Century stone and timber building. The GeoCentre was established in 1993 to explain the unique Geology of Broken Hill and to exhibit the much acclaimed mineral collection of Broken Hill City Council with over 900 specimens. It continues to be a cultural centre of excellence for the community and a leading tourist attraction for the City.

Broken Hill is also the economic centre of the region with strong industry and business presence. A city that opens its arms to visitors, it is also a great place to live and raise a family with state of the art cultural, health, education, sporting and community centres and facilities.

At Broken Hill City Council our work is the city that surrounds us. When you join our team, the results and success of your work are evident in every facet of city life. We work together every day to shape a community and create a city that we can be truly proud of. Take on a role at the Council and take pride in making a difference to our great city every day.

We have an exciting career opportunity working within our Corporate and Cultural Services unit as a Gallery & Museum Manager. Reporting directly to the Director Corporate, you will support Broken Hill City Council to deliver broad prospects for economic and cultural participation.  

The role oversees the management & promotion of both venues as significant regional attractions and community assets held in high regard by the community and wider cultural networks; as well as develop the strategic planning, coordination and delivery of programmes and activities with an emphasis on innovation, meeting community expectations, industry development and growing audiences.

As an experienced leader, you are adept at managing team workflows to meet desired outcomes and can engage key stakeholders to implement change. You will have demonstrated experience in delivering successful art programs/exhibitions, budget preparation and implementation, staff/volunteer performance management, and project coordination, supported by relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in a similar position. You create high-performance workplaces in a customer driven environment.

As Council facilities are open 7 days per week and operates on a rotating roster; you may need to be available for work Sunday to Saturday. Penalty rates apply for Saturday and Sunday work as per the Broken Hill City Council Consent Award. All other conditions are as per the Award.

The ideal candidate will possess and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A ‘can do’ attitude focused on delivering outcomes.
  • Commitment to a values and behaviours leadership model and a preparedness to ‘Play your Role’.
  • Building a culture where the ‘organisation wide’ adopted values and behaviours of the organisation are championed.
  • Commitment to embracing Councils customer service framework and to ‘Think like the Customer’.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and embracing change.
  • Have a commitment to the liveability of our community.

Benefits working for Council include:

  • Generous Award Conditions including 5 weeks annual leave
  • Paid long Service Leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Corporate Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Employee growth and career development opportunities
  • Salary packaging options
  • Social Clubs
How to apply

Please visit the listing on our site.

Applications close Friday 19th March 2021 at 5pm (ACDT).

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The Big Idea Classifieds

22 Feb 2021