Manager, Public Programs | Exhibition Project Manager| Education Officer | National Gallery of Australia

2001 & 2004 – 2007

Images: BOYD, Daniel, Australia 1982, Treasure Island 2005, Painting, oil on canvas, 192.5 (h) x 220.0 (w) cm | BAKER, Maringka , Australia 1951 /1953, Anmangunga 2006, Painting
synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 136.5 (h) x 202.5 (w) cm

Exhibition Project Manager, 2007

● coordinating exhibitions at the NGA through effective forward planning and Project Management – including the development of Exhibition Proposal documentation in collaboration with curators and other project stakeholders, including contractors
● producing schedules for exhibition preparation, design, fit-out and installation through adherence to consensual deadlines, work programs and critical paths
● preparing draft exhibition budgets and relevant service provider contracts and monitor and advise on compliance with them
● coordinating financial and human resources, to effectively realise the NGA exhibition program
liaising closely with staff from Building Services; Conservation; Curatorial; Education; Marketing; Public Programs; Registration; Security and other sections regarding the negotiated preparations for exhibitions, including the development and adherence to consensual deadlines, work programs and critical paths
● ensuring the effective implementation and delivery of a changing exhibitions program in the Project Gallery, Temporary Exhibition Galleries and regular changeover of the permanent collection
Major achievements: project management for Culture Warriors, National Indigenous Art Triennial 2007, planning, fit-out and installation of Tools and Techniques of Printmaking 2007

Manager, Public Programs, 2005- 2007

● establishing priorities and work practices in the Public Programs Section to achieve the corporate goals of the Gallery and to maintain the position of the National Gallery as an industry leader for local, national and international audiences
developing, delivering and evaluating a broad program of events and services, which offered general public and members, interpretive access to the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions and encouraged greater Gallery visitation
leading and motivating the public programs and visitor services teams (19 staff) in the development, delivery and evaluation of timely and appropriate services and events to a diverse audience base
restructuring section, recruiting new staff and managing workplace issues of current staff
● continuing to develop the ticketing system, theatre services, audio tour delivery and front of house services
Major achievements: section staff restructure, new format for quarterly calendar of events, new typology of public programs, commencement of refurbishment of theatres, insurance requirement exemption for third parties, innovative use of performance in public programs. Diverse range of public programs.

Education Officer, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes ACT, 2001

  • developing and delivering education packages for primary and secondary students and special interest groups
  • researching art works in the collection and writing education programs that focus on school curriculum, relevant themes and current exhibitions.
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