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Advertiser: Arts Centre Melbourne3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (17 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Jul 2018
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
$64,749 pro rata plus super
Work Type
Part Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Photography

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.

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 photographer you will be responsible for documenting the Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Collection of the Performing Arts and Public Art collections using best practice methods.

To be successful you will require:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Photography, Fine Art, or related field. Minimum of 2 years of experience of digital photography in a museum, gallery, or similar setting. Studio management experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in theoretical and working knowledge of studio photography using a range of set ups including digital cameras, studio lighting, and copy stand imaging for both 2D and 3D objects including paintings, prints, posters, costumes and accessories in a museum or gallery or similar setting.
  • Demonstrated experience, competency and understanding of contemporary digitisation set ups and computer systems using professional grade scanners and both PC and MACs and software such as MS Office suite, collection management and location software such as EMu and MV Wise, the Adobe Imaging suite, other image editing software, and colour-management systems, including CMYK conversions.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill to use good judgment and ingenuity in solving complex problems associated with photographing two- and three-dimensional objects and scanning 2D items in a museum or gallery setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in appropriately handling, storing, location tracking and movement of objects in a museum or gallery setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, organisation and planning skills; proven ability to manage competing deadlines, work on multiple projects simultaneously and deliver projects to tight deadlines and within budget.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience of national and international principles, practices, standards and ethics relating to the image capture and documentation of cultural collections.

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.

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


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