The Gallery Assistant provides a friendly and welcoming experience for visitors to Gertrude Contemporary. This is achieved by providing a high level of customer service to visitors and ensuring that the gallery is at all times clean and presentable, and the exhibitions are functioning properly. They are expected to have an excellent understanding of gallery and office protocols; the capacity to effectively communicate ideas and liaise with a range of stakeholders including patrons, colleagues and the public; outstanding attention to detail and the ability to multitask.

The Gallery Assistant also provides administrative support for the Gertrude Volunteer program, program reporting and administration including basic bookkeeping under the direction of the Gallery Coordinator and Director, Business and Operations.

Gertrude operates across two sites in Melbourne (Gertrude Contemporary, 21-31 High Street, Preston South and Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood). From 2020, Gertrude Contemporary will be open to the public on Sundays (11am-4.30pm). The role will be based predominantly at Gertrude Contemporary and occasionally at Gertrude Glasshouse.


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To apply please submit your CV along with and cover letter and written application addressing the selection criteria below to      


Applications are due 11:59pm on Thursday 16 January 2020. Interviews will be held Wednesday 22 January.



• Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent work experience.

• Knowledge of contemporary arts practice and a commitment to the development and support of contemporary art and artists.

• Exceptional communication and organisational skills with a strong commitment to customer service standards.

• Demonstrated administration skills with proven ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise workloads with high attention to detail.

• Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment to ensure the organisation’s

objectives are met.

• An ability to take initiative and display leadership in this role, as well as a willingness to work unsupervised.