Exhibitions Project Manager


HOTA, Home of the Arts is a growing and ambitious arts precinct on the sun-filled Gold Coast with over 680,000 visitors every year. Our work is carried out in line with our HOTA Values of Art, Citizenship, Curiosity, Integrity and Generosity.

  • We are creative thinkers and collaborators who are inspired by change and working in a diverse precinct environment.
  • We are passionate about art and driven by the opportunity to educate, raise awareness and tell stories.
  • We are dynamic caring and curious with a commitment to excellence, experience and innovation.
  • We display strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage and build communities.

Experience Gold Coast

On 1 September 2023, HOTA joined Experience Gold Coast, a super entity which combines HOTA, Study Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast, Placemakers* and Major Events Gold Coast in an exciting new chapter. This will see the city’s tourism, events, education, arts and culture portfolios working as one organisation focused on delivering exceptional outcomes for the city.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Exhibitions and Collections Manager, the Exhibitions Project Manager supports the delivery of HOTA Gallery’s diverse and exciting program. Working with a wide range of institutions and individuals, the Exhibitions Project Manager is responsible for the coordination, management and delivery of high-quality exhibitions, collection displays and related projects at HOTA.

You will be responsible for leading the project team to ensure delivery to brief, on time and budget, whilst building strong and beneficial relationships with stakeholders, such as partnering galleries, museums, organisations and artist representatives.

If you love art and believe it can change lives, then this is a great opportunity to play a role in shaping the culture in our City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the successful delivery of temporary exhibitions and displays, touring exhibitions and special projects.
  • Ensuring all aspects of exhibitions and displays are delivered for the audience.
  • Leading project teams ensuring that projects are delivered to brief, on time and budget with the resources provided.
  • Building strong, proactive and beneficial relationships with key internal and external stakeholders such as partnering galleries. museums, organisations and artist representatives.
  • Preparing and monitoring each exhibition’s critical path, risk register and managing budgets to ensure exhibitions are completed on time and to budget.
  • Undertaking planning, budgeting, production and resourcing requirements for each exhibition/project under the guidance of the Head of Gallery Operations.
  • Liaising closely with all tour partners on the practical arrangements for each allocated exhibition, including but not limited to design liaison, loan negotiation, contracts and agreements, condition checking, packing, transport, indemnity and insurance, couriers and installation.
  • Contributing to developments that support HOTA’s strategy for widening access, inclusion and diversity.
  • Other duties as requested commensurate with the level of the position.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Gallery or museum environment.
  • A tertiary qualification in visual art, curatorship and / or museum studies.
  • Experience managing a public building and infrastructure.
  • Significant knowledge of gallery operations and experience in working with the National Standards of Australian Museums and Galleries.
  • Current QLD Police check (or willingness to obtain).

Here at HOTA our staff enjoy a range of staff benefits including the following:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation.
  • Discounted movies and shows.
  • Discounted food and beverage.
  • A friendly, motivating and rewarding team environment, where achievements are recognised.
  • A highly supportive management team.
  • Ongoing training, support, supervision, and career advancement opportunities.

To apply for this role please submit a short cover letter which details why you are applying for this role and what you would bring to HOTA, together with an up to date resume.

For more information and a copy of the position description please visit https://hota.com.au/careers

HOTA, Home of the Arts values diversity and inclusion. HOTA is committed to providing equitable employment opportunities and welcomes applications from all cultures, genders, ages, Australia’s First Nations People, LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities. We accept applications in writing and video recording. If you require assistance with submitting your application, please reach out to our friendly People and Culture team at [email protected]

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit hota.com.au .