21 August 2020



Fixed Term

Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is located in Sydney’s The Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and near the Central Business District. The Gallery acknowledges the original custodians of this land – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The Gallery attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually and runs Australia’s largest education program with over 90,000 student and teacher visits per year.

With the recent approval of our expansion project, the Gallery is poised to deliver a new state-of-the-art building, located next to our existing and much-loved building. Providing us with close to double the current exhibition space, the expanded Gallery will enable us to share more art with more people and provide more family, learning and educational programming for all our audiences. Concurrent refurbishments to our existing building will also provide a new home for the Gallery’s National Art Archive.

The National Art Archive is the most significant collection of original archival material on the visual arts in Australia. It includes the Gallery’s Institutional Archive, dating back to 1871, along with the collected archives of over 400 artists, commercial galleries, art societies, art historians, curators and collectors. The National Art Archive is a diverse and important record of visual culture and art making across Australia and increasingly includes audio-visual and born-digital content

To help us achieve our ambition, we are seeking diverse, collaborative, supportive and brilliant individuals to work alongside our existing talent and build on our rich history to create an even more inspiring Gallery for the future.

For more information about the Gallery and our future, please visit our website www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

About the Role 

This role will ensure that digital, audio-visual and photographic archives of the National Art Archive are well-managed for long-term preservation and made more accessible through digital platforms and on-site for gallery staff, researchers and the interested public.  The Digital and Special Collections Archivist will be a key team member contributing to the 3-year Digital Preservation Project beginning in 2020.

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