Collection Manager

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Salary from $80,808 to $87,293 per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • City of Ballarat
  • Closing date for this position is Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 11:59pm
  • Permanent Full time  

  • Salary from $80,808 to $87,293 per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation 

  • Art Gallery of Ballarat  


The Art Gallery of Ballarat is Australia’s oldest, largest and most engaging regional gallery. Housing a nationally significant collection of over 11,500 artworks and hosting more than 35 exhibitions and 200 public programs and events each year, the Gallery is a key driver of cultural tourism to the Ballarat region as well as much loved local icon.   


We are looking for an experienced collection management specialist to oversee the Gallery’s collection and ensure that it complies with professional industry standards. This is a rare opportunity for an exceptional candidate to work with one of Australia’s best collection of Australian art and drive its care and management. This is a new role that will also undertake strategic projects such as digitisation and storage review. 


Key Selection Criteria  

  • Qualifications and experience as listed in position description.  

  • Extensive experience in developing and managing a significant art collection.  

  • Excellent understanding of conservation, storage and digitisation requirements for art collections.  

  • Demonstrated experience of collection management databases and registration methods, in particular Vernon.  

  • Excellent management, research, writing and organisational skills.   

  • Excellent project management skills including developing briefs, scheduling, budgeting and meeting deadlines.  

  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to participate in a work culture consistent with Gallery values and being part of a cohesive and productive team.  

  • A successful record of building and developing relationships and partnerships.   

  • Ability to lead a team, manage rosters, motivate staff and develop a successful team culture.  

  • With a focus on service delivery, the ability to work flexibly, cooperatively and an ability to work outside core hours as required.  


The closing date for this position is 11:59pm Sunday, 11 April 2021.  

For further information on this position, please contact Director Louise Tegart on 5320 5774. 

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion.  


How to Apply

  • Read the Position Description
  • Complete and sign the Application Form
  • You must address the the Key Selection Criteria for your application to be considered
  • To apply, ensure you attach all the below documents and email and include the position title in the email subject:
    • Resume
    • Covering Letter
    • Addressed Key Selection Criteria
    • Application Form

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Equal Opportunity

The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. 

We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace.

We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. 

We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.