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Head of Exhibition Management

Location : Sydney (The Rocks)

Organisation : Biennale of Sydney

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22 Aug, 2018

About the Role

The Biennale of Sydney is seeking a highly skilled candidate to lead the exhibition management team responsible for the planning and delivery of each Biennale exhibition. The position offers the rare opportunity to take a senior role in a highly ambitious organisation that plays an indispensable role in Australia’s engagement with the world, and a meaningful role in the life of the nation.

The Biennale of Sydney is Australia’s leading contemporary visual arts event, one of the longest running and most highly respected international biennales in the world.

Reporting to the Director & CEO, the Head of Exhibition Management will make a significant contribution as part of the senior management team of the Biennale of Sydney. The position is integral to the Biennale’s activities and is responsible for all aspects of planning, coordination, design, production, operation and evaluation of Biennale of Sydney exhibitions and the commissioning of new, site-specific works of art.

The Head of Exhibition Management leads a small, highly dedicated team and works closely with participating Australian and international artists, exhibition partners, venues and lenders from around the globe.

Excellent organisational and cross-cultural communication skills are essential as well as flexibility and an ability to prioritise complex and competing responsibilities. A strong commitment to collaboration and an ability to build effective relationships across a wide range of partners and stakeholders are key to the success of this position.

An entrepreneurial and business-minded individual who relishes a challenge and is conscientious, efficient, energetic, determined, and passionate about contemporary art would excel in this role.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney is the pre-eminent and longest-running biennial in the Asia Pacific region. Since its inception in 1973, it has provided a platform for art and ideas, showcasing the work of over 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries. Today it is considered one of the leading international art events, recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative, thought-provoking art from Australia and around the world.


The Biennale of Sydney is the pre-eminent and longest-running biennial in the Asia Pacific region. Since its inception in 1973, it has provided a platform for art and ideas, showcasing the work of over 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries. Today it is considered one of the leading international art events, recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative, thought–provoking art from Australia and around the world.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Isabelle Morgan

Phone : 0284848704

Email : isabelle@biennaleofsydney.com.au

Applications marked ‘Confidential’ and addressing the selection criteria must be received by 5pm on
22 August 2018. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Your application must include:
• a cover letter;
• responses to each selection criteria;
• a current CV; and
• the names and daytime contacts of at least two (2) professional referees.


Forward to: isabelle@biennaleofsydney.com.au or via post, marked ‘Confidential’ to:


Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker, Director and CEO c/- Isabelle Morgan
Biennale of Sydney
Level 4, The Arts Exchange
10 Hickson Road
The Rocks NSW 2000


Please quote in application: Head of Exhibition Management via Pro Bono Australia.


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