Interim Gallery Director

Penrith Regional Gallery / Visual Arts Programs

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is seeking an experienced manager for a temporary but critical senior role during a review and recruitment period. The contract will be for a period of three to six months, with a possibility of extension to twelve months and commencing preferably in December 2018 and certainly no later than 1 February 2019.

We are seeking a well-rounded manager interested in the challenge of delivering a robust artistic program and supporting and leading staff during a period of reflection following almost 40 years of continuous operation, significant recent infrastructure improvements and a rapidly changing local context in a new period of growth. Artistic networks and industry knowledge as well as significant management skills a distinct advantage.

The Gallery includes four on site exhibition spaces, a collection store, two large group teaching studios and is set amidst an artist designed heritage garden. It includes a small shop and busy on site café (operated under licence). PP&VA also operates the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre incorporating Penrith Conservatorium and Q Theatre. A company limited by guarantee and a controlled entity of Penrith City Council (its principal funding partner), PP&VA also receives funding through Create NSW through a multi-year agreement and relies on considerable earned and contributed income.

  • The Interim Director will lead the on-site team at Penrith Regional Gallery in Emu Plains and ensure programming is delivered to plan, budget and deadline whilst also ensuring the evolution of exhibition, education and public programs; and audience development.

  • The Interim Director will be supported by the executive, venue, business and marketing teams located both on site and at The Joan and will report to the CEO, PP&VA.

  • With well-developed financial and leadership skills, the Interim Director will apply their considerable expertise to ensure a smooth operating environment with continued alignment with organisational objectives, policies and procedures.

  • The Interim Director will work with the staff and broader leadership team to progress reporting and strategic and artistic planning as required during tenure.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit an Expression of Interest by e-mail to the CEO providing a rationale for their application along with a brief CV.

Enquiries and information about the position please contact Hania Radvan, CEO PP&VA Ltd on 02 4723 7609/ 0437 499 414 or

Posted on October 21