July 11, 2018

Display Coordinator

  • Part time ongoing role (0.6 FTE)
  • Band 3.1.1 $64749.00 pro rata plus super
  • Opportunity to work in one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues

About Arts Centre Melbourne

At Arts Centre Melbourne, we bring people together for remarkable experiences.

Sitting beneath our iconic Spire, we’re Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre. Each year we stage more than 4,000 performances and public events and welcome over 3 million people through our doors. In fact, as a cultural and architectural landmark in our nation’s cultural capital, we’ve showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years.

We’re proudly the home of our flagship Resident Companies – The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia – and a range of presenters who collectively bring our stages and spaces to life.

Together with our own program of performances, events and activities we offer a diversity of audiences a distinctly multidimensional approach to participation, education and entertainment. We’re also home to Australia’s national archive of performing arts, the Australian Performing Arts Collection, which encompasses the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre.

The Collection is a centrepiece of the vision for Arts Centre Melbourne’s Reimagining project, which aims to transform the Theatres Building, create a new public realm, and introduce a purpose-built fourth campus, which will become home to an expanded Australian Music Vault, and a new Australian Performing Arts Gallery to showcase the Collection in a major new tourism and cultural drawcard.

Our organisational values describe behaviours we demonstrate in our interactions with visitors, presenters, government and each other: Leadership, Community, Care More and Creativity.

For a glimpse into Arts Centre Melbourne click here.

About the Business Unit

The purpose of Collections is to enrich and inspire diverse audiences through the understanding and enjoyment of Australian performing arts history.

The objectives of the Business Unit are:

  • To be Australia’s leading museum for the performing arts and create a world class venue to showcase the Australian Performing Arts Collection.
  • To demonstrate excellence in the care, development, preservation, documentation, and display of the Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • To provide our audiences with meaningful experiences through dynamic exhibitions and public programmes, and innovative digital engagement.
  • To recognise and celebrate our diverse communities and their role in the visual and performing arts
  • To support contemporary practitioners through active collecting, exhibiting and commissioning

About the Position

As the Display Coordinator you will be responsible for handling, mounting, transporting, storing and displaying the Arts Centre Melbourne’s State of the Performing Arts collection and the Public art collection.

To be successful you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in Fine Arts or Museum Studies or relevant discipline or industry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in a museum or gallery environment performing tasks related to design, collection management, exhibitions and preventive conservation including best practice handling, mounting and installation, storage and transportation and security of cultural material.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and participating in exhibition installations and deinstallations including managing associated hardware such as display cases, mounts and forms, patching and painting walls.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, construct and install mounts made from a range of conservation approved materials for multi-disciplinary cultural material collections for display, touring exhibition and storage including demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and meticulous work.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a range of stationary and portable power tools and equipment with good manual dexterity. Ability to maintain and manage a work studio and order supplies. Basic knowledge of physical and chemically safety is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience, competency and understanding of contemporary computer systems such as MS Office suite, collection management and location software such as EMu and MV Wise. Ability to document and track exhibition hardware using such systems.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience of national and international principles, practices, standards and ethics relating to management and display of cultural collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with project teams including designers, project managers and other collections staff. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written and oral, in relation to liaising, influencing, consulting, collaborating and reporting with senior management, peers and other related internal and external contacts.

Arts Centre Melbourne employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Opportunity to receive free house seats and complimentary tickets to our shows
  • Organisational-wide learning and development and wellbeing programs
  • Discounted commuter benefits and onsite car-parking
  • Access to health care insurance at competitive rates
  • Food and beverage discounts at our staff café and surrounding restaurants.

How to Apply


Interested applicants must address the key criteria in their cover letter and submit together with a current resume as one combined document. Please refer to the position description below for further information, including the key criteria.

To submit your application, click on the Apply button below by Sunday 22 July 2018  

Applications are open to those with full-working rights in Australia
Arts Centre Melbourne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Download File Display Coordinator.pdf

Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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