First Nations Arts Assistant

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These are 10 week 'internship' style programs that are project based. We are recruiting for three First Nations Arts Assistants in this round of recruitment, working on the following:
1. Project: Education (connections, shared voices, and capacity building)
2. Project: Audience Engagement


For more information and to apply, visit here.

Applications Close: Monday 13 December 2021 at Midnight (AEST)

First Nations Arts Assistant

  • Fixed Term Part Time (10 weeks)
  • 40.8 Hours Per Fortnight, Supportive Work/Life Balance
  • $57,758 - $64,010 per annum pro rata (LGIA Stream A Level 1) (Junior rates may apply) + Superannuation
  • Location – Rockhampton

This role contributes to the development and delivery of a connected, informed and meaningful program of First Nations engagement and learning programs at Rockhampton Museum of Art, as part of the engagement and learning program.

The First Nations engagement and learning program encompass a variety of themes drawn from curatorial and exhibition activities to positively enhance the collection. First Nations programs can include story sharing, community engagement, interpretation of collections, art workshops and classes, professional development, and a range of Country-centred workshops and events focused on Indigenous peoples’ management of and relationship to Country.

JANUARY – APRIL 2022: Project: Education (connections, shared voices, and capacity building)

Education programs are a significant part of the First Nations work at the Rockhampton Museum of Art. There is a comprehensive Engagement and Learning Plan that underpins the First Nations programming as well as the public programming at the museum. This project will focus on the specific task of creating methods of engagement with schools to ensure Indigenous youth and children in learning environments are specifically incorporated in the outreach of the museum. Outcomes for this project will include research and planning for the development of digital and other resources that will create opportunities for young First Nations students in schools.

JANUARY – APRIL 2022: Project: Audience Engagement

This placement will focus on developing skills, knowledge and experiences in the Business Development team of the museum. The Arts Assistant will contribute to advancing the First Nations representation in this area of the business by working with staff across the museum as well as the community and the sector. They will draw from best practice and industry standards to ensure the relevant museum’s procedures are comparable with similar institutions. It is envisaged that the outcome of this project will be evidence of authentic First Nations voices across multiple outputs and outcomes in the business development and visitor services sections.

This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check - Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for:

  • A passion for Arts and cultural programs and projects
  • Ability to learn quickly, self-research, and adapt to new technology
  • Positive attitude with the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and organise workloads
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours as required

What you'll get in return:

As an employee of Rockhampton Regional Council, you will join a diverse and innovative team of more than 900 employees supported by good leadership, who proudly deliver services and make a difference to the lives of people living and working within the region.

  • Supportive Work/Life Balance
  • A large employer with a strong values driven culture
  • A generous superannuation scheme – Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Corporate membership discounts
  • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Wages paid fortnightly
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport and active social clubs

What you need to do next

To apply for this opportunity, please submit the following document/s:

  1. A Job Application Form (found below);
  2. Your Current resume (optional).

Where to submit your application:

  • Online - Click the ‘Apply’ button above to complete your online application.
  • In Person – Please deliver to Workforce & Governance, City Hall, 232 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton.
  • Via Email – Please email your completed application to 


Application Forms can also be collected from Workforce & Governance, City Hall, 232 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton.

If you require any additional support with your application, please contact Rockhampton Art Gallery on 07 4936 8248 to speak with Business and Operations Supervisor, Kim Withers or First Nations Arts Officer, Melinda Mann.

Rockhampton Museum of Art First Nations Arts Assistant is funded through Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.  

For more information and to apply, visit here.