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30 September 2022

Director, Institute of Modern Art

One of Australia’s leading contemporary art organisations, The Institute of Modern Art (IMA), is seeking a new Director to commence in early 2023.

Founded in 1975, the IMA is the oldest contemporary art institution of its kind in Australia and continues today with a mission to champion contemporary art and artists. Our exhibitions, publications, offsite projects, and public programs deliver our vision to amplify voices, ignite curiosity and inspire change through contemporary art.

The Director is the executive leader of the IMA, and public face of the organisation, with responsibility to the Board for its artistic vision, performance, management and reputation. In recent years the IMA has exhibited Khadim Ali, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Caitlin Franzmann, Gordon Hookey, Natalya Hughes, Jenn Nkiru, Thao Nguyen Phan, Yhonnie Scarce, and Marianna Simnett.

The IMA is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments, and many private sponsors and donors.

Download the Director Candidate Pack [PDF].


To apply, email your application as a single PDF document to

Applications are due by 6PM AEST, Friday, 11 November 2022.

If you wish to discuss the role, email your enquiry to and an IMA board member will respond.

Please note: Due to an IT issue, emails sent to between 3–19 October were not received. If you sent an enquiry or application during this period, we ask that you please resend your email. We apologise for the inconvenience.  


The IMA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. The IMA encourages applications from diverse backgrounds including First Nations peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities. The IMA is committed to providing a culturally and psychologically safe workplace, including in our recruitment processes.

Institute of Modern Art courtyard, 2022. Photographer: Markus Ravik.