Curator of Public Programs and Publications – Job posting


Full-time position, 24 months. Determined time (renewable by agreement)

Salary: $72,000 + superannuation (currently 10%)

Closing of applications on Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m.

Purpose of the position

The Curator, Public Programs and Publications plays an essential role within the curatorial team. The role works creatively and collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Senior Curator and fellow curators on development, administration, project management, production, delivery and reporting on an annual program of publications and public programs.

The responsibilities of this role overlap and intersect regularly with broader arts programming at ACCA, and require flexibility in contributions to exhibitions, events and other curatorial initiatives.

The Curator, Public Programs and Publications will work closely with current ACCA audiences and actively encourage new audiences through strategic initiatives, collaborations, feedback and consultations with artistic, academic, educational and corporate stakeholders. audience.

The Curator, Public Programs and Publications works closely with the ACCA Designer in the production of publications and materials. The role will also be expected to work closely with the ACCA Development and Marketing team to help promote ACCA programs and publications, and to improve growth, access, reach and visibility. audience impact. Collaborating with the ACCA education team is also an important part of the role.

The Curator, Public Programs and Publications works with ACCA’s forward-looking Visitor Experience team and is currently supported by casual ACCA Visitor Experience staff and contract Audio Visual Technicians for the delivery of public programs.

Read the full list of duties and responsibilities via the Job description here.

About ACCA Public Programs and Publications

Leading the conversation on contemporary art and encouraging community engagement and participation, ACCA produces a dynamic annual calendar of public programs, so that current and future generations of artists and community members can engage in dialogue. directly with the artists, art and ideas of our time. ACCA’s public gallery and digital programs include artist and curator talks and guided tours; conferences, public forums and symposia; book launches, screenings and workshops; sound, music, performances and events. Alongside programs related to exhibitions and stand-alone programming, ACCA runs a number of regular series, including an annual lecture series and an arts club. ACCA also develops public programs in partnership with a range of fellow, cultural, government and community organizations. ACCA also continues to explore and expand forms of digital programming as part of the ACCA Beyond Walls initiative. The ACCA is committed to ensuring that public programs are accessible through a range of formats, including via the ACCA website, in the form of podcasts, videos, subtitled formats and transcripts, in order to enable broader national and international engagement with our programs.

Each year ACCA produces and publishes a range of engaging and scholarly publications. ACCA’s four annual exhibitions are accompanied by a dedicated catalog, including writings by curators and commissions, and documentation of the exhibitions with images and other illustrative material. ACCA exhibition publications are sold internally and distributed nationally. Periodically, ACCA also works with artists and partners to produce artist books, explore digital publishing and other online content, as well as develop publications with third-party publishers.

In all of its activities, ACCA is committed to creating a culture that is open and welcoming, accessible and connected, collegial and critically engaged, and which encourages diversity of cultural voices and perspectives, as well as reflective and experimental.

Selection criteria

  • Relevant tertiary degrees (such as in contemporary art, art history, curatorial studies, arts management for example) and a good knowledge of contemporary art and culture
  • Minimum of three years of experience developing curatorial projects, publications, public programs and cultural engagement activities for an arts institution or similar setting (such as academic, cultural and community sectors)
  • Demonstrated skills in administration, planning, project management and budget management Excellent problem-solving skills, with a demonstrable ability to think strategically and design practical solutions to complex problems
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a small team, as well as coordinate an events team
  • Experience managing events and delivering accessible and inclusive programs and publications for and with diverse audiences
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, editorial and verbal presentation skills, with a strong understanding of writing and speaking in front of a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated proficiency with event management and presentation platforms, as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and basic knowledge of AV and digital technology for events, including Zoom and Eventbrite
  • ACCA is an inclusive employer that values ​​diversity of perspectives and lived experiences. We are committed to providing a positive, flexible and supportive workplace and to embracing access and inclusion initiatives across the organization.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people from culturally diverse communities.

    ACCA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please let Bas van de Kraats know if you need assistance or access at any stage of this recruitment process via or call 03 9697 9999.


    Closing of applications on Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m. Applications must be submitted in a single PDF, including:

    • Two pages dealing with the main selection criteria
    • Your current resume
    • Names and contact details of three arbitrators (including at least two professional arbitrators)

    Send your application by email to Bas van de Kraats, Operations Manager at


    Inquiries about the role should be directed to: Miriam Kelly, Senior Curator, via or call 03 9697 9999.


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