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Assistant Registrar

Apply now Job No:511578
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engage)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 05 ($70,796.58 - $78,852.96)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

The University of Queensland Art Museum

UQ Art Museum is a site for progressive and contemporary creative inquiry. Our work speaks to the distinct context of the Art Museum’s place within the University. We aim to connect each visitor with new ideas in creative practice, and with learning in its many forms. 

We collect and exhibit progressive works of art, which stimulate dialogue and debate. We’re committed to opening up dialogue with the faculties, research institutes and centres of the University, and to place education at the core of our activities. 

The UQ Art Collection is a cultural and intellectual resource that provides opportunities for learning and research across the University. The Art Collection is one of the most significant public collections of Australian art in Queensland. Acquisitions engage with new knowledges and interpretations. They interrogate and critique worldviews. They examine states of being in the present, and divergent histories and futures. They question moral, ethical and aesthetic frameworks. The Art Collection fosters ‘new’ artistic inquiry, seeking out works of contemporary Australian art that articulate and complicate conditions present at the time works of art are made.

About This Opportunity

The Assistant Registrar primarily manages the day-to-day operations of the Collection and art stores, including location integrity, storage solutions, movement planning and management, and documentation. New acquisitions are catalogued, labelled, documented and stored by the Assistant Registrar.

The position is also responsible for providing access to the Collection through the academic requirements for the Collection Study Room, in addition to external requests. In managing the art stores, the position monitors pest and environmental conditions, and facilitates access requests by UQ staff and contractors. The position assists the Registration team in collection management, including organising photographic documentation and copyright requests.

UQ Art Museum is committed to the education and training of the next generation of museum professionals. The Assistant Registrar oversees and instructs correct handling procedures, and assists in the training of interns working within the Registration team.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You are professional and proactive, and have an excellent working knowledge in managing and maintaining museum collections. You are capable of performing the physical duties required to handle and move museum collections. Committed to working as integral team member, you happily provide support to the team when required.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at HEW level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,796 to $78,852 per annum plus super of up to 17%. 

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File2021_Assistant Registrar Collections and Storage PD_FINAL.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Sheryn Smith, Senior Registrar at

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement addressing key selection criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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