About the opportunity 

  • Full time continuing position offering a base salary of $109K p.a., and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

As a result of exciting change within the Chau Chak Wing Museum, we are looking for a Senior Curator, Nicholson Collection to provide leadership in the management, curation, development and promotion of the Nicholson collection in the Chau Chak Wing Museum. In this role you will be responsible for initiating and developing a program of exhibitions, displays and associated public programs based principally on the Museum’s collections in liaison with key stakeholders.

This position will see you develop and maintain relationships with donors and collectors and other museums, whilst also ensuring accurate written and photographic documentation of the collection. You will work with collections management team to add to the knowledge about the collections including their sources and individual histories. We are seeking a collaborative individual who will teach and engage with academic staff and the public to attract audiences to this exceptional collection at the Chau Chak Wing Musuem.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for s Senior Curator, Nicholson Collection who can demonstrate:

  • extensive experience in the management, curation, use and interpretation of museum collections to a wider public
  • knowledge and proven curatorial expertise or publications in at least one major area of the Nicholson collections
  • a high level of stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes
  • experience in providing leadership, mentoring and guidance to staff including volunteers.
  • editing and publishing; museum collection management and documentation; public relations; public speaking including lectures and tours
  • a broad knowledge of the antiquities market within relevant international legislation, and an ability to establish relative values and significance for works within the collection
  • demonstrated skills and experience in the handling and recording of moveable cultural heritage including archaeological artefacts; demonstrated editing and research skills
  • excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role-required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident

Closing time: Thursday 9th September 2021 @ 11.30pm

Full details here: https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/Darlington-Campus/Senior-Curator_0084471-2