Working at NAS

The National Art School is a vibrant creative precinct at the forefront of learning, creativity and innovative practice; nationally and internationally. The School utilises its independent identity and distinctive studio-based teaching model to deliver exceptional higher education and research, scholarship and professional practice in the visual arts and related fields. The School is the longest established publicly funded art school in Australia with John Olsen, Margaret Olley, Tim Storrier, Fiona Hall and Cressida Campbell among many successful alumni. The Australian Government’s QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) National Report on the 2016 Student Experience showed the National Art School is rated number one in the overall quality of educational experience when compared to all universities and tertiary providers in Australia.

At the heart of our success is our staff of academics, sessional teachers and general staff that are committed to creating an environment of artistic and education excellence. If you are interested in joining the team, we encourage you to check this page regularly to see what opportunities are currently available. The National Art School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Current Vacancies

Head of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

Full time permanent position

The position

The National Art School is seeking an outstanding Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist / educator to join us as Head of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art from the commencement of the 2020 academic year.

The Head of the Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art department will lead the development and delivery of the educational programs and curricula for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the National Art School and will play a leading role with regard to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy and engagement at NAS.

In addition to stewardship of the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching / supervision of NAS students across the broader scope of the school’s programs related to their area/s of specialisation, including:

  • Undergraduate teaching (practical and/or theoretical)
  • Postgraduate supervision
  • Cultural / curatorial programming
  • Mentorship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff members of NAS

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What you bring to the role

Academic faculty employed at this level are expected to be professionally active within their field of specialisation and are expected to make a significant contribution to practice, scholarship and teaching in their discipline at a national and international level.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • A covering letter addressing how your experience meets each selection criterion in detail;
  • A comprehensive resume citing your academic qualifications and outlining professional experience.
  • Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for this position. This eligibility requirement is enabled under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

Please send your application to hr@nas.edu.au

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday, 24 November 2019

 

 

Lecturer – Sculpture

Permanent part time position (0.5 FTE)

The position

The Lecturer – Sculpture is primarily responsible for teaching and supervision at all levels within the degree programs of the National Art School (NAS), including the development of appropriate teaching resources and related course administration within the Sculpture department. The role also requires a broad contribution to NAS operations including participation in School committees, events, student recruitment and promotional activities.

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What you bring to the role

Academic faculty employed at this level are expected to be professionally active within their field of specialisation and are expected to make a significant contribution to practice, scholarship and teaching in their discipline at a national level.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • A covering letter addressing how your experience meets each selection criterion in detail;
  • A comprehensive resume citing your academic qualifications and outlining professional experience.

Please send your application to hr@nas.edu.au

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday, 24 November 2019

 

 

Lecturer – Painting

Permanent full time and/or part time positions up to 2.0 FTE

The position

The Lecturer – Painting is primarily responsible for teaching and supervision at all levels within the degree programs of the National Art School (NAS), including the development of appropriate teaching resources and related course administration within the Painting department. The role also requires a broad contribution to NAS operations including participation in School committees, events, student recruitment and promotional activities.

Download the position description

What you bring to the role

Academic faculty employed at this level are expected to be professionally active within their field of specialisation, and are expected to make a significant contribution to practice, scholarship and teaching in their discipline at a national level.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Please include the following in your application:

  • A covering letter addressing how your experience meets each selection criterion in detail;
  • A comprehensive resume citing your academic qualifications and outlining professional experience.

Please send your application to hr@nas.edu.au

The closing date for all applications will be Sunday, 24 November 2019

 

 

Librarian

The position

We are seeking to hire a Librarian. The Librarian is responsible for the delivery frontline customer service and information literacy programs; maintenance and development of the specialist collection of fine art resources, including cataloguing new resources; and providing high-level reference services to post-grad students. The Librarian, with other library staff, also co-ordinates the Library Stairwell Gallery, a student exhibition space within the library. These duties are undertaken in the context of a small, cooperative, professional team.

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What you bring to the role

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with academic library experience (or equivalent) and an in-depth knowledge of the visual arts.  You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a diverse range of library users. The Library team is a small friendly close knit team looking for a great fit to work both independently and as part of the team.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

Application

To be considered for this position, your application must include a one to two-page introduction letter responding to the questions below, along with your current resume.

  1. This position requires a knowledge of and interest in art. Can you describe how you gained your art knowledge? How would you use this knowledge to assist the students at the National Art School?
  2. This role delivers seminars on the use of the library to staff and students. What level of experience have you had delivering seminars?
  3. The Librarian is responsible for cataloguing and accessioning new resources and promoting them through social media. Please describe your experience in this area.
  4. The Librarian coordinates the Library Stairwell Gallery. Can you please discuss a project you have managed like this?

Please email all applications to: hr@nas.edu.au

If there is any way we can assist in making the application process more accessible for you please contact us through email at hr@nas.edu.au  or via phone on 9339 8672.

For further information about the position, please contact Juanita Hyde via email: hr@nas.edu.au

Applications close 6pm Sunday, 1 December 2019

 

 

Casual Human Resources Officer

The position

We are seeking to hire an HR Officer. The role is a casual position and it is anticipated will be available for five days a week for approximately three months. This could be extended if business demands are there for the 2020 Academic Year.

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What you bring to the role

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual – the HR Officer is responsible for providing frontline customer oriented human resource advice. The HR team is a small friendly close-knit team looking for a great fit to work both independently and as part of the team.

Working under the direction of the HR Manager, the HR Officer will review and update all NAS staff policies and procedures to ensure that NAS is compliant with employment legislation and current HR trends. The HR Officer is also responsible for providing support across various HR functions and HR project work.

A competitive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.

Application

Please include the following in your application:

  • A covering letter addressing how your experience meets the selection criterion in detail;
  • A comprehensive resume.

If there is any way we can assist in making the application process more accessible for you please contact us through email at hr@nas.edu.au or via phone on 9339 8672.

Please send your application to hr@nas.edu.au

As this role is casual and needs to be filled quickly due to business requirements we will be conducting interviews immediately and will remove the job advertisement once the role is filled.

Volunteers & Interns

Volunteers

The National Art School Gallery, Sydney, is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to work across a variety of areas and provide support to the Gallery’s activities in 2019.

The NAS Gallery is a dynamic non-profit exhibition space featuring a program of multi-discipline group and solo exhibitions by Australian and international artists, including the end-of-year showcase of graduating students.

Volunteers are required to undertake front-of-house duties, and may also be asked to assist in exhibition preparation, events coordination and contribute towards the education and access aims of the Gallery. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to work in a small friendly team and learn more about the National Art School and related activities, receive invitations to exhibition openings, lectures and special events, complimentary publications and library borrowing benefits.

We ask volunteers to work for at least one or two half days each fortnight and commit to the program for 12 months. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with our full program in 2019

Volunteers may choose their preferred shifts on a weekly roster Monday to Saturday, either in the morning 11.00am  ̶  2.00pm or afternoon 2.00  ̶  5.00pm

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please download the application form and email to Scott Elliot scott.elliot@nas.edu.au to set up a meeting.


Interns

The NAS Gallery provides an internship program each year for a tertiary student or recent graduate with experience in the disciplines of Art History, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Art Administration, Museum Studies, and other related fields. The internship provides opportunities to acquire practical experience in an active art gallery environment.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please email NAS Gallery: scott.elliot@nas.edu.au explaining briefly your experience and interest in being involved, and include a current CV.

Contact

hr@nas.edu.au

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