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Reference Number 13892
Position Title Gallery Assistant
Employment Type Casual
Location Tanks Arts Centre
Minimum Award/Classification L020- LGE State - Lev 2 
Maximum Award/Classification L020- LGE State - Lev 2 
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Expressions of Interest - Gallery Assistant (Casual Position)

Reference Number: 13892
Hourly Rate: $26.53 per hour + 23% casual loading
Location: Cultural Services Venues
Open Advertisement: Open Advertisement - no close date. Applications will be kept for 3-6 months. 

  • Energetic Team Environment
  • Training Opportunities
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Excellent Locations 

Expressions of Interest are now open for highly energetic, enthusiastic and experienced individuals who have very high standards of presentation and impeccable attention to detail to join our Creative Venues team now! 

As the Gallery Assistant your key responsibilities will include assisting the gallery team in the preparation and presentation of exhibitions at our Cultural Service venues and assisting the technical team to ensure that installations of artwork, launches and events run smoothly. 

Manual skills are important as you will be required to install and dismount displays from exhibitions, restore gallery walls, construct art sets / theatrical sets and props, frame and un-frame works on paper and use ladders, power tools and hand tools on a regular basis. 

To be successful in this role you must have: -  

  • A keen interest in the Art industry
  • A 'good eye' for design and spatial acuity
  • Demonstrated experience in displaying visual art 
  • Experience undertaking manual tasks and experience in using hand tools
  • Demonstrated reliability and a proactive approach to tasks
  • The ability to teach tasks and supervise small teams of volunteers
  • A positive and friendly disposition
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High standards of preparation and presentation of exhibitions
  • The ability to communicate with a broad range of people
  • Demonstrate a high level of teamwork  

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have experience in using hand tools and the ability to complete manual tasks?
Essential: Do you have the ability to install / uninstall exhibitions & artwork
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.