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. Originally an historic home, Linden is a unique gallery whose restrictions become starting points for artists to explore, respond and create. 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 open to engage with new art, ideas and approaches to the world.


Working closely with the Curator and Deputy Director, the Education and Public Programs Coordinator researches, develops and delivers a range of programs and key events to support the exhibition program at Linden New Art. The role reflects Linden’s brand values and delivers a suite of programs to provide unique insights into the gallery’s exhibition program. Linden’s community engagement activities are key to driving repeat and building new visitation to the gallery.
This role is fundamental to Linden’s success in becoming one of the Nation’s leading and most engaging mid-size contemporary art spaces.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the visual arts sector and a passion for developing education and community engagement programs and events that encourage curiosity about contemporary art. They will be an energetic and hardworking individual that thrives in a small collaborative team environment.
The role is part time 3 days per week plus 5 hours on Saturdays.

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in arts education, visual arts or related discipline and/or experience with community engagement/public programs and key events in a gallery environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate knowledge of contemporary art to a range of different audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in researching, developing, effectively managing events & community engagement programs.
  • Proven experience working with a range of stakeholders including contemporary artists, curators, galleries and institutions to deliver engaging and meaningful audience experiences.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in written form.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop clear project plans and timelines and regularly communicate with stakeholders, including project team members, PR consultants and others and monitor bookings for events.
  • Understanding of Victorian curriculum requirements.
  • Excellent computer skills including full knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative team-based environment that is outcome focussed and to work independently to achieve all tasks.

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.

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