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Reference Number 12784
Position Title Gallery Assistant
Employment Type Casual
Location Tanks Arts Centre
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 2 
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Gallery Assistant - Casual Position 

Hourly Rate: $25.37 per hour + casual loading 

Location: Tanks Arts Centre – Collins Avenue 

Close Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019

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

Cairns Regional Council is now seeking energetic and enthusiastic individuals who have a strong attention to detail and high standards of presentation to join our Cultural Services team now!

As the Gallery Assistant your key responsibilities will include assisting the gallery team in the preparation and presentation of exhibitions at the Tanks Arts Centre 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 '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 simple tasks and supervise small teams of volunteers
  • A positive and friendly disposition
  • The ability to communicate with a broad range of people
  • Demonstrate a high level of teamwork 

If you enjoy a real challenge and have an interest in Arts, then this is not a role to be missed. 

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website:

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 previous experience in the field of Arts / Visual Arts or similar role?
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 14/04/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Gallery Assistant CU530 VRN12784.pdf Open
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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.