Linden New Art’s vision is to be a leading mid-size contemporary art space. Our mission is to be a conversation-driven organisation championing bold new ideas. With a focus on mid-career artists, we pursue inclusive, thought-provoking programs creating new experiences & engagement through contemporary art. As a home for new art we are open to bold ideas, to different ways of experiencing and seeing the world and oneself. We believe this is an important part of contemporary art and we aim to foster a curious audience that is opening to engage with new art, ideas and approaches to the world.


Working closely with the CEO + Director, the Curator will be responsible for the development and implementation of an outstanding exhibition program that attracts and engages visitors to the gallery, generates new knowledge and provides opportunities for mid-career artists.

This role is fundamental to Linden’s success in becoming one of the Nation’s leading mid-size contemporary art spaces. As such the successful candidate will have a record of curatorial excellence within a contemporary art context and writing and public speaking experience. They will be a champion of contemporary art and artists, particularly mid-career artists. As a key role in the institution, the position will contribute to Linden’s strategic direction, fundraising initiatives and will represent Linden to a diverse range of stakeholders.

  • Tertiary qualifications in Art History and post-graduate qualifications in Museum Studies and or Curatorial Studies are desirable. Broad curatorial experience gained from public and or commercial galleries will be considered.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in a gallery or museum and established networks with peers and artists.
  • Demonstrated experience in the research, development and delivery of a range of exhibitions that are conceptually driven and focussed on key contemporary questions and issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to assist with the preparation of funding applications, exhibition information, catalogue essays and exhibition talks.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise often competing tasks.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative team-based environment that is outcome focussed and to work independently to achieve all tasks.
  • Excellent computer skills including full knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products. Additionally, knowledge of website platforms and social media channels as well as the Adobe suite of design products (PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign) is highly desirable.

The successful applicant must pass a Police Check & Working with Children Check. Linden New Art is a child safe environment.

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If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a written application which should include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and interest in working at Linden New Art.
  • Resume / curriculum vitae.
  • Response (maximum 2 pages) to the selection criteria outlined above.

Please combine your application into a single PDF or Word document.
Please address applications to Director, Linden New Art at

Linden welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, the LGBTQI+ communities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you require any access support on your application, please email us here, or head to our ACCESS page for further information.

Applications close on 27 March 2024, 5:00PM.