Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-143109
  • LocationCoffs Harbour
  • SalaryStarting salary $83,900 + Super
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman
Why work anywhere else!
The City of Coffs Harbour is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales where the traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region, the Gumbaynggirr people, have occupied the region for thousands of years. It is one of the largest urban centres on the North Coast, with an estimated population of 71,810. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy, and natural beauty such as rainforests, estuaries, white sandy beaches, and world heritage mountain wilderness. The Coffs Coast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone.

About the role
The Senior Curator Museum and Gallery is a key role within the Museum and Gallery team, delivering on Cultural Services for the City of Coffs Harbour.Central to the role will be the successful transition to Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM). A brand-new facility, located in the heart of the Coffs Harbour CBD, YAM offers five contemporary exhibition spaces; among them is Yaamanga Around Here a permanent exhibition that explores the history and identity of the Coffs Coast through themes of place, community and belonging, with Gumbaynggirr culture at its heart.

The successful candidate will be an innovator, creator, and visionary; that will deliver exceptional visitor experiences for our local and regional communities and tourists. With extensive experience working with regional communities and local government authorities, they will work collaboratively to provide curatorial leadership for Yarilla Arts and Museum (YAM), actively seeking partnerships with other museums and galleries, collecting organisations, community groups, artists, and cultural entities.

Key responsibilities include
  • Envision and curate engaging, innovative, cutting-edge, high-quality exhibitions and collections aimed at ensuring the best possible visitor experience for locals, regional communities and tourists.
  • Manage temporary and touring exhibitions that are broad-based, diverse, innovative, and unexpected.
  • Develop and curate the museum and gallery collections to ensure quality and value to the community.
  • Implement and maintain curatorial and collection management best practice, industry standards, and sustainable processes.
What attributes does a Senior Curator for Yarrila Arts and Museum demonstrate
  • High level of interpersonal skills, professional values and technical skills relating to curatorial practice.
  • A genuine passion for history, art, cultural and heritage collections.
  • Experience in the regional and local government sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislative requirements and industry standards relating to museums and galleries.
What are the essentials
  • Degree in History, Visual Arts or Arts Administration OR Equivalent
  • Extensive experience in museum or gallery curation and administration, including knowledge of contemporary cultural collection practices.
  • Significant demonstrated experience in developing and curating exhibitions and collections, high level research skills, and producing related publications and information resources.
  • Current C Class drivers Licence.
  • The ability to work flexible hours is an inherent requirement of the role.
What’s on offer
By joining the team, you will evolve within a dynamic and welcoming organisation that makes serving the community their primary mission.
  • Starting salary $83,900+ Super
  • Permanent Full Time 35 hours per week
  • Coffs Coast Based with hybrid work options available
  • Generous leave entitlements - long service leave after 5 years
  • Scope for performance-based salary increases
  • Relocation Support & Assistance (where applicable)
  • Free onsite parking
The Next Step
If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the client, the role, remuneration or a copy of the position description, please contact Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 66919106 or email: