Job Details


Dec 21, 2021




> $100,000

Closing Date

Jan 24, 2022

Art Gallery Society of NSW

Chief Operating Officer

Art Gallery Society of NSW

·  Join the executive team in Australia’s leading art museum membership program

·  Lead team in maximising exciting growth and business development opportunities

·  Develop and deliver strategic projects and collaborations

Join one of the most successful museum membership programs in Australia as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

 The Art Gallery Society of NSW (AGS) is the official Membership Program for the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW). Our purpose is to deliver a range of benefits, events and services to almost 30,000 members and to support AGNSW with financial assistance toward artwork acquisitions, programs and exhibitions – creating opportunities to enhance the experience of the Gallery for our members and the public.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key member of the AGS Executive and deputises for the Executive Director.

The COO is responsible for ongoing operational oversight and management, business development, project management and implementation of strategic projects for the organisation.

The COO implements the financial and operational plans required to grow the organisation through efficient membership attraction, retention and renewal strategies and processes and is responsible for ongoing measurement and reporting of performance.

This key leadership position works with closely the AGS Executive Director to achieve the organisation’s strategic priorities, establish membership goals and revenue targets and is directly responsible for working with the Management Team to develop and deliver strategies, policy frameworks, administrative systems and operational processes to cultivate, acquire and retain members.

We are looking for a professional manager who:

          Has experience in leading operational and management activities and processes including financial, risk management, audit, compliance and other business analysis, reporting and evaluation activities;

          Can drive business development through researching, developing and implementing business growth strategies and identify potential new business opportunities;

          Will ensure the delivery of consistently high-quality membership programs, stakeholder engagement and customer services across the organisation.

 AGS works closely with teams across the Art Gallery of NSW to deliver events and activities in association with the Gallery’s exhibitions, learning, marketing and fundraising programs. The opening of the Art Gallery’s Sydney Modern Project (SMP) in late 2022 and the 70th anniversary of the Art Gallery Society in 2023 are expected to deliver strong membership growth over the coming decade.


To apply please forward:

·  a cover letter

·  your up-to-date CV 

·  a written response to the Selection Criteria 

The Selection Criteria is included in the COO Position Description, available upon request from Batsheva Abrahams at the email below. 


Applications close: Monday 24 January 2022


Further information: About the Art Gallery Society | Art Gallery of NSW

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