29 April 2022
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FTE: Full time, 37.5 hours per week (flexible working arrangements and FTE can be negotiated)
Salary: $58,000 – $65,000 (dependant on experience) + superannuation
The Institute of Modern Art is looking for an Exhibition Manager to supports artists and curators to realise ambitious contemporary art projects. In this role you will oversee the production and delivery of exhibitions at the IMA. Working closely with the IMA team, external curators, artists and installers you will be responsible for all aspects of exhibition management, including install, loan agreements, freight, project budgets, and technical aspects. The role will also support the IMA team on other operational duties as required, such a building maintenance, WHS and event tech.
About the IMA
Since 1975 the Institute of Modern Art has been the hub of the Brisbane’s contemporary art scene, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, public programs, publications, and offsite programs by Queensland, Australian, and international artists. As one of Australia’s leading independent contemporary art spaces, our 2022–2025 vision is to become a truly inclusive, sustainable, and future focused organisation. Through our artistic programs, which include exhibitions, publications, offsite projects, and public programs, we invest in the local, shape the national, and impact the international.
We are looking for a skilled and agile Exhibition Manager, who will deliver high-quality exhibitions for the IMA. You will be adept in areas of technical production and logistics, and will also have outstanding interpersonal skills. As Exhibition Manager you will be working with artworks, artists, casual installers, contractors and curators to deliver high quality exhibitions within budget and on time. This will require you to think creatively, problem solve and work collaboratively with artists to realise their projects.
Collaborative, professional and levelheaded, you will enjoy working in a small team and busy environment, while able to balance competing priorities and multiple projects. Your capacity to lead with initiative and a can-do attitude will set you apart, as will your ability to find innovative ways to deliver museum standard exhibitions.
—Previous experience in a similar role
—A passion for and interest in contemporary visual art and artists
—Highly developed technical skills in fabrication, art handling, installation
—Excellent project/time management skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and plan ahead
—Experience using Sketch-Up or similar software, or willingness to learn
—Ability to build strong and collaborative working relationships both internally and externally
—Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and deliver high quality outputs on a small budget
—Self-starter, with a strong sense of initiative
—Able to work flexible hours during exhibition installs and IMA events
—Current drivers’ licence
—Experience managing budgets
—The position description can be downloaded here
—If you have further questions about the role, please contact Liz Nowell, Executive Director, on (07) 3252 5750 or firstname.lastname@example.org
—Applications must consist of a cover letter outlining you experience against the position description and selection criteria, a CV, and the names and contact details of three professional referees emailed as a single Word document or PDF with your name and the position title as the document’s name.
—Applications should be sent to Liz Nowell, Executive Director, at email@example.com by Sunday 15 May 2022. Shortlisting will quickly take place and interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May. If you are unavailable on these dates please note your alternate availability in your cover letter.
The IMA values diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQA+ people and culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.