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Gertrude Contemporary seeks new Director


Gertrude Contemporary is seeking a charismatic and communicative director who has successfully led an art institution in the past, or who has otherwise shown distinctive leadership in the field of cultural programming and/or contemporary art. The ideal candidate has an in-depth knowledge of cultural initiatives and contemporary art, and an established position within local, national and international cultural networks. 

The ideal candidate is a confident, open art-world professional who has a long-term vision for Gertrude Contemporary, and the necessary social and managerial skills to lead the organisation in the areas of artistic programming and organisational sustainability. 

Reporting to the Chairperson and Board, the Director will provide organisational leadership in the pursuit of significant targets relating to artistic programming, audience development, fundraising, stakeholder liaison, infrastructure and securing a long-term housing solution.  

The role will be integral to creating a sustainable platform for activities in the coming years, nurturing a vision that is both ambitious and feasible in a national and international context. The Board of Directors regards this appointment as an exciting moment for Gertrude Contemporary to build on its existing strengths and explore new opportunities. The Director will be required to ensure the continuation of Gertrude Contemporary’s vital role in supporting the production and presentation of contemporary art, working collaboratively across a complex organisation to deliver exceptional results. 


Gertrude Contemporary Profile: With risk, experimentation and critical ideas at the heart of everything we do, Gertrude Contemporary leads the way as Australia’s first and most influential combined gallery and studio complex.                       

 Established in 1983 in a large converted warehouse in Fitzroy, Melbourne, and named initially after its address – 200 Gertrude Street - the organisation has since expanded, transforming from an address to an entity, and changing its name to Gertrude Contemporary in 2010.

Over three decades Gertrude Contemporary has built on its origins to accommodate the diversification of contemporary art practices. With the artist firmly placed at the centre of all our activities, we continue to position ourselves at the nexus between the production of contemporary art through our studio programs, and its presentation through our exhibitions, publications and public programs. 


Application Deadline 5pm Wednesday 9 October 2013  

For more information or to request a copy of the Position Description please direct your enquiries to: Mandy Fox, Chairperson, Board, Gertrude Contemporary, board@gertrude.org.au

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Gertrude Contemporary

21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm