Work with us! 

DADAA has an exciting opportunity for an experienced curator or visual arts producer to develop and manage the DADAA Fremantle Gallery program.

  • Develop and deliver programs and exhibitions for DADAA Fremantle Gallery
  • Permanent Part Time: 15.2 hrs p/w (0.4 FTE)
  • Salary $70,000 pro rata plus super

The Exhibition Coordinator and Curator is a critical artistic and leadership role at DADAA, responsible for curatorial programming and coordination in a space where access, inclusion and participation are at the forefront.  The Gallery program provides a vital platform to amplify the voice of artists with disability.  This platform in turn, allows for the organisation to further advocate and activate the role that artists with disabilities can play in the community. The successful applicant will be able to identify the intersection of disability and contemporary practice to create a dialogue that engages with the wider community.   

DADAA’s Vision: Art for Social Change, has led twenty-five years of challenging the barriers to cultural participation faced by people with disability or a lived experience of mental illness and their communities. Applicants with lived experience of disability and/or mental health issues are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have an awareness of the politics around arts practice (particularly disability arts) and the ability to foster solid connections and partnerships within the contemporary arts and community sectors.

The role 

The Exhibition Coordinator and Curator is responsible for overseeing DADAA Fremantle Gallery’s exhibition and creative arts program. DADAA’s focus is on innovative, disability-led, participatory, and social engaged practices. The role provides high-level curatorial, administrative, and project management support to facilitate the development and delivery of high-quality programming and audience outcomes. The Gallery program will include regular exhibitions and public programs alongside active artist engagement through activities such as labs and workshops. The Exhibition Coordinator and Curator will work closely with the Creative Producer and the Director of Arts Services, as well as liaising with the DADAA team and project partners.

Key responsibilities 

  • Develop and manage the exhibition and public programs and artist engagement
  • Support opportunities for emerging curators with disability to program in the space  
  • Communicate and collaborate with staff, artists, and project partners
  • Coordinate and manage Gallery volunteers and reception staff
  • Manage budget
  • Manage and supervise the installation team, including artwork handling, packing and unpacking
  • Manage artwork loans and shipping/freight
  • Assist in funding applications and reporting 
  • Work with the Head of Communications to create engaging and creative communications and collateral
  • Work with the Director of Arts Services and Creative Producer to establish the ongoing vision and direction for the Gallery

You will bring

  • Knowledge of contemporary visual arts and arts practice
  • Curatorial experience in a gallery setting
  • Project management experience
  • Established networks in the contemporary and visual arts sectors
  • Understanding of public programming and audience engagement programs in a gallery context
  • Lived experience or knowledge of working with artists with disability and/or mental health issues and their barriers to participation

DADAA actively promotes a workplace that seeks to include, welcome, and value the unique contributions of all people. Applications from people with lived experience of disability and/or mental health issues, from culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged.

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your skills and experience as they relate to the role’s key responsibilities and a current CV to, attention Fiona.

Applications close 11.59PM (AWST) Saturday May 15, 2021

image: Jessica Wyld Photography, 2019

DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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