Director, Business and Operations
Gertrude Contemporary


Gertrude Contemporary is seeking a dynamic arts professional for the role of Director, Business and Operations to steward this leading cultural organisation in its exciting next phase of evolution. Since 2016 Gertrude has implemented a co-directorial model led by the Director, Business and Operations working in unison with the Artistic Director. Together, the co-directors, working closely with the Gertrude Board, take responsibility for the financial and artistic vitality of the organisation as one of Australia’s most significant cultural organisation’s working within the contemporary visual arts.


The role of Director, Business and Operations is an executive role with a focus on developing and overseeing the strategic, financial and operational activities of the organisation, with an emphasis on best practice financial management, strategic development and fundraising, and human resource management. The ideal candidate will have a background in organisational management and strategic leadership, preferably within the cultural or visual arts sector, and an understanding of the not-for-profit sector. The candidate will have a passion for the arts and an enthusiasm for working within and leading a small and dynamic team made up of similarly passionate arts professionals and artists. 


Gertrude Contemporary is a leading incubator for the contemporary visual arts incorporating galleries across two sites and a complex of 16 artist studios. Founded in 1985, the organisation is nationally celebrated and internationally recognised as one of the most significant cultural organisations working in support of visual artists, and connecting their work with broad public audiences. In mid 2017 Gertrude relocated to our new architecturally-accoladed premises at 21-31 High Street, Preston South, in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs.   


Gertrude presents an artistic program presenting ambitious and risk-taking work by Australian and international artists at Gertrude Contemporary and Gertrude Glasshouse, as well developing projects with national and international partners. Integral to the organisation is our 2-year studio program that supports leading Melbourne-based artists at key moments in the development of their practices. With a prolific schedule of public programs, education programs and publishing initiatives, Gertrude connects the forefront of contemporary art practice with our broad public audiences, including artists, writers, curators, collectors and creative producers.


Gertrude is an independent not-for-profit, non-collecting arts institution.


Gertrude is an equal opportunity employer. The position is a full-time, fixed-term role until 31 December 2020 (with potential for extension).


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Applications for the role should address the key selection criteria and should be directed to:
[email protected]

Applications for the position close Friday 15 June 2018, 6pm.


For any queries regarding the role, please contact:

Kyp Bosci

Chair, Gertrude Contemporary

[email protected]