Wollongong City Council

Aboriginal Art Curator Cadet

Posted: 14 Sep
Closes: 04 Oct
Wollongong, New South Wales


Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Aboriginal Art Curator Cadet
Cadetship up to 6 years
Salary from $961.96 per week plus superannuation
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
Recruitment No. 21115

This position is identified for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and is in accordance with Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Applicants will be required to provide evidence of Aboriginality.

 Do you have a passion for visual arts and culture? Do you like engaging with people from diverse backgrounds? We have the perfect career opportunity for you!

The Aboriginal Art Curator Cadet will participate in the development, management and delivery of arts exhibitions, visual arts programs, and education.

You will assist, support and contribute in all areas of the development, management, interpretation, research, publishing and exhibition of works of art in the Wollongong Art Gallery Art Collection with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, especially Illawarra and South Coast, Art. You will also have the opportunity to work across different areas of Council with a diverse range of people.

This is a 6-year cadetship undertaking a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) at the University of Wollongong. Alongside your university studies, you will gain valuable work experience across a range of different teams and receive ongoing support and guidance to jump start a rewarding role in Local Government.  

We are looking for someone who…

  • Is eligible to enrol in 2022 into the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) at the University of Wollongong
  • Has a genuine interest in visual arts, creative arts and Aboriginal heritage and culture
  • Is reliable and self-motivated to take responsibility for their own development and learning
  • Can adapt to and work effectively within a variety of changing situations
  • Will seek and accept constructive advice from mentors and more experienced colleagues
  • Has organisational skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Can work under pressure and meet deadlines

If this sounds like YOU, we encourage you to apply!

For this role you are required to upload a current resume and complete a Selection Criteria Questionnaire which can be found HERE

For more information including HOW TO APPLY please refer to the information pack below. 

Further questions? 

Please contact Learning and Capability Team on (02) 4227 8694.

Questions regarding submitting your application online please contact our Recruitment Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday 4 October 2021

We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with public health orders eg potentially online interviews.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.