Job Details


Apr 3, 2024




$50,000 - $70,000

Closing Date

Apr 15, 2024

UAP Australia

Assistant Curator

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate and dedicated Assistant Curator to join UAP in the Sydney Studio.




At UAP we collaborate with artists, architects & designers to deliver creative outcomes globally for the public realm. We make incredible things.


We have an exceptional career opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Assistant Curator to join our team to support our global reputation as a leading international company for public art.


About the Role


You will be responsible for supporting UAP’s Australian curatorial team to develop exciting and innovative public art strategies, art masterplans and art opportunity reports, developing curatorial visions and rationales, curating artist selections and briefing, liaising and supporting national and international artists.


About You


You are a creative thinker and self-starter with lots of initiative, excellent writing skills and the ability to work as part of a team. This position provides you with the opportunity to assist in the curation of public art projects of significance on a global scale. You will be passionate about, and have knowledge of, contemporary art practice and its application to the public realm with a good knowledge of emerging and established artists and designers. You will have excellent research and writing skills, with fastidious attention to detail. You thrive in a busy and high-performing team environment.




What You Need to Succeed


As a minimum, the successful candidate will hold a degree or higher qualification in Curatorial studies, Art History, Visual Arts/Design or similar. Previous experience working in the creative industries is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:


§    Good knowledge of contemporary artists and designers nationally and internationally

§    Good knowledge and appreciation of public art projects nationally and internationally

§    A demonstrated ability to write creatively, with excellent research skills

§    Understanding of gallery contractual standards, artist copyright and moral rights.

§    High-level communication and organisational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines, in a high-pressure creative environment.

§    Ability to be adaptive and self-sufficient whilst also being a proactive team member.

§    A strong desire to work collaboratively with a passionate and dedicated team willing to do whatever it takes to deliver projects on time in a fast-changing environment.

§    Excellent attention to detail and general administration skills.

§    Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

§    An eye for crafting distinctive visual presentations.

§    Proficiency in Microsoft Office as a minimum with knowledge of InDesign highly desirable.


The role is full-time with a standard 6-month probationary period.  


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is based on qualifications and merit.


If you have the skills to excel in this role, and this sounds like an exciting opportunity that aligns with your experience and career goals, we would love to hear from you! To assist you in completing your application, please review our website to familiarise yourself with our company.

Application to include:  

          Cover Letter

          Your CV

          A brief response to the key responsibilities, skills, and experience outlined above

          A writing sample of relevant material authored by you


Please send applications via email

Applications Open immediately. Applications will be reviewed and eligible applicants contacted as and when they are received.

Application Period Ends: Monday 15th April, 5pm


Once we have successfully received your application, we will be assessing your qualifications in due course. Due to the expected volume of applicants, only those shortlisted will be contacted. Should you not be successful on this occasion, we will keep your details on file for future reference and we would encourage you to apply for any suitable roles we may advertise in the future.


Thank you for taking the time to apply for this position.