Director of Monash University Museum of Art
Monash University

Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)

Job No.: 649403

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen. 

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

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The Opportunity

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is a leading public art museum and dynamic site for contemporary art, art-led education and research. Located in the distinct Art, Design and Architecture precinct of Monash University’s Caulfield campus, MUMA brings art and audiences together through a diverse program of exhibitions, commissions, publishing, public programming, and education, and through custodianship of the Monash University Collection, one of Australia’s most important and accessible collections of contemporary Australian art.

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is seeking an exceptional Director to lead and oversee its innovative and experimental contemporary art program. As the Director of MUMA, you will be responsible for ensuring MUMA delivers a program of artistic excellence that engages audiences and enhances the cultural and intellectual life of the university and the community.  With your well-established and extensive professional networks of relationships and alliances with artists, curators, galleries and art institutions, you will lead a team of dedicated arts professionals to deliver MUMA’s artistic program, while establishing and strengthening the museum’s relationships and key partnerships.

In addition, you will manage MUMA's budget while enhancing and diversifying its income sources through professional partnerships, funding applications and fundraising. 

Your outstanding record of excellence in curatorial practice, including artistic commissioning and programming, collection management, and the development of curatorial practices will be highly beneficial to your success in this role.

If you have a passion for contemporary art as well as specialist knowledge of Australian art and artists and can lead a team to deliver artistic excellence that engages audiences and enhances the cultural and intellectual life of the university and the community, then we would love to hear from you. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

The successful applicant will need to possess a current valid Police and Finance check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Shane Murray, Dean - Faculty Art Design and Architecture,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 12 April 2023, 11:55pm AEST

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