CAREERS AND VOLUNTEERS
Available positions in the Gallery's organisational streams of Development and Commercial Services, Collection and Exhibitions, Learning and Public Engagement and Operations and Governance are advertised on the Queensland Government's SmartJobs site. Hospitality and volunteer positions are coordinated by the Gallery.
The Gallery operates its own food and beverage services, with three onsite outlets and a large onsite catering department.
FRONT OF HOUSE - CAFES AND RESTAURANT
If you are interested in a position in one of our food and beverage outlets, please submit your cover letter and CV to us. Enquire
FRONT OF HOUSE - EVENTS
If you are interested in a position with our events team, please submit your cover letter and CV to us. Enquire
If you are interested in a position in the kitchen, please submit your cover letter and CV to us. Enquire
QAGOMA is supported by volunteers who perform important roles in the following areas of the Gallery's operations.
The Gallery’s Curatorial Volunteer Program is aimed primarily at tertiary students and graduates of Art History and Curatorship. The Program has limited places for which there is strong demand, sadly we can’t help everyone. Acceptance into the Program, and the type of work allocated to volunteers, is largely dependent on the projects currently being undertaken by our staff.
Curatorial volunteers should:
- Possess strong research and writing skills
- Be computer literate
- Be able to work reasonably independently
- Understand that a volunteer role will not lead to paid employment
If you would like to formally register for consideration in the Program, please forward a copy of your CV and covering letter to let us know what you are particularly passionate about, or are keen to learn. It would be helpful if you included a sample of your writing, such as an essay, article or review. You should also indicate how regularly and over what duration you might be able to offer your time. If a volunteer position becomes available which we feel matches your skills you will be contacted.
The Gallery's dedicated volunteer guides conduct informative 30-40 minute tours of featured exhibitions and the Gallery's Collection at both the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.
Guided tours are also available for visitors who are Deaf, visitors with hearing loss, visitors with low vision, visitors living with dementia and visitors with physical and/or cognitive impairment. Training and support are provided for guides who deliver tours for visitors with disability.
QAGOMA is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday. Guided tours are scheduled most days the Gallery is open, except between 24 December and 1 January. Volunteer guides are expected to attend 80% of their fortnightly rostered guiding days between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm.
To join our program, those people who have expressed interest are invited to participate in a selection process. A structured training program is then conducted over several months. During this time, trainees must also undertake self-directed study and participate in regular assessment. On successful completion of the training program, graduates join the Volunteer Guide team and commit to a roster and an on-going learning program.
The Gallery is looking for people who:
- Can communicate positively with others across different ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities
- Love to learn and conduct research
- Have a keen interest in contemporary art; experience or study in the visual arts is desirable
- Have the time to commit to the role
- Are flexible and enjoy working with others in a team situation
- Are fluent in English (fluency in another language is also desirable)
- Are comfortable using computers, have computer and internet access at home, have an email account
- Understand that this volunteer role will not lead to paid employment.
Intakes of trainee guides occur every few years. Expressions of interest are being accepted for the next intake which is expected to be in 2020/2021. For further information or to register your interest for the future, please submit an enquiry below.