Biennale of Sydney

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The Biennale of Sydney is seeking a Registrar to join the exhibition management team.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of highly motivated, specialist staff in delivering one of the world’s leading contemporary visual arts events.


The position is responsible for overseeing the registration, freight and insurance requirements for the exhibition, as well as working as part of the Exhibition Management team on the development and delivery of all aspects of the exhibition.

This position reports to the Head of Exhibition Management and is responsible to the Director and CEO.

The Registrar plays a vital role in the development process and delivery of each exhibition. The position requires a holistic approach to object management and logistics whilst maintaining the best interests of the presentation of the work within the exhibition. A high-level of attention to detail and documentation is paramount and communication with lenders, freight and technical personnel is essential.

The position liaises with technical personnel regarding install and de-install of exhibition items and advises of conservation concerns to be incorporated into technical procedures. The Registrar is required to strike a balance between the requirements of the Biennale and those of the lending institution or individual. Each work in the exhibition is unique and involves varying degrees of logistics and lender liaison to ensure all elements of the exhibition are delivered to deadline and on budget.


Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders – from artists, lenders, freight agents to exhibition partners and venue staff. Working collaboratively to tight deadlines, the position also requires a flexible approach to duties and tasks, the ability to prioritise complex and competing responsibilities, a conscientious, efficient and energetic disposition and a passion for contemporary art and working with artists is essential.

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How to Apply

Applications addressing the selection criteria must be received by 5pm on Monday, 20 May 2019.

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria;

  • a current CV; and

  • the names and daytime contacts of at least two (2) professional referees.

Applications should be emailed to

Posted on May 6