Senior Curator | Australia


Deadline: June 30, 2017

Senior Curator of Asian Art

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) holds the nation’s most broadly representative collection of historical Asian Art, comprising around 5,000 works of art in a range of media from Southeast, South, East and Central Asia. Strengths of the collection include Southeast and South Asian textiles, Hindu, Buddhist and animist sculpture, Central Asian costumes and Japanese art. Recently, the NGA has increased its focus on the display and collection of contemporary art from the region.

The occupant of this position will lead the NGA Asian Art department, and ensure the continuing strategic development and management of the collection. Responsibilities will centre on research, interpretation and promotion of Asian Art through NGA exhibitions, collection displays, publications and web content. The Senior Curator role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the NGA’s ongoing commitment to providing Australian audiences with enriching and informative art experiences. The position works in close collaboration with curatorial and provenance research colleagues and reports to the Head of International Art.

This is a full-time ongoing employment opportunity. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Dr Jane Kinsman on +61 2 6240 6406 or

Applicants must address the selection criteria. Information regarding eligibility requirements for employment at the Gallery together with documentation outlining the duties, selection criteria and the skills, experience and qualifications required for this position is available at The Recruitment Officer can also be contacted on +61 02 6240 6447.

Applications for this position must reach the Recruitment Officer by 30 June 2017 at

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