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Call for applications: Director of Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Application deadline: November 11, 2022, 6pm

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA), one of Australia’s foremost organizations for contemporary art, is looking for a new Director to start in early 2023.

The Director serves as the organization’s executive head and public face and is accountable to the Board for its artistic direction, effectiveness, management, and reputation.

For further information, position description and selection criteria, view the Director Candidate Pack here.

Applications close Friday, October 28, 2022, 6pm AEST.

To apply, email your application as a single PDF document to recruitment [​at​] If you wish to discuss the role, email your enquiry to recruitment [​at​] and an IMA board member will respond. 

The IMA is dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. The IMA encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds, including those who are First Nations, come from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds, identify as LGBTIQ+, and have impairments. The IMA is dedicated to providing a workplace that is both culturally and psychologically safe, even during the hiring process.

About the IMA

The IMA, Australia’s first organization dedicated to modern and contemporary art, was established in 1975 and is still going strong today. Our exhibitions, books, off-site projects, and public activities carry out our mission to use contemporary art to amplify voices, spark interest, and inspire change.

In recent years the IMA has exhibited Khadim AliIsabel and Alfredo AquilizanCaitlin FranzmannGordon HookeyNatalya HughesJenn NkiruThao Nguyen PhanYhonnie Scarce, and Marianna Simnett.

The IMA is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State and Territory Governments, and many private sponsors and donors.

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane Queensland 4006
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm

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