Current Vacancies

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Curator.

Reporting to the Director, the Senior Curator is responsible for delivery of the NorthSite curatorial program and managing daily gallery operations at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, Cairns.

NorthSite (formerly KickArts) plays a fundamental and enduring role, ensuring the development and importance of contemporary art in Far North Queensland through the delivery of enriching contemporary art exhibitions, programs and services.

As an arts-led, audience-aware organisation that aims to increase knowledge of national & international contemporary art practice and raising the profile of contemporary artists and culture from the Northern region, it’s vital that the Senior Curator is at the forefront of current developments in the arts sector and holds strong knowledge of industry best-practice, across varied art forms and critical discourse including new media and contemporary Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artistic practice.

The Senior Curator is expected to be connected to wide activity, and through their work will assist to attract new supporters, engage audiences and link artists with present industry initiatives and new opportunities.

The Senior Curator is an ally to the Director and a senior public face of the organisation, providing strong advocacy and mentorship for artists and staff. In collaboration with the Director, the Senior Curator shapes the curatorial program, coordinates and liaises with programs, retail and other staff and works across special projects and consultancies. The Senior Curator provides a key role in shaping the future development and growth of the organisation.  

This is a full-time position requiring a committed and skilled person to balance the practical and academic aspects of the position and manage the NorthSite curatorial program through engagements with artists of the North and national and international stakeholders and supporters.     

See the Position Description here: Senior Curator PD 2020


How to apply

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on ability to meet the essential criteria listed in the position description.

In your application, please include:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • contact details for 3 referees
  • a document with your written responses to the selection criteria.

Please email the application to hello@northsite.org.au.

Closing date:  9am – 31 August 2020