Olley Margaret Photo Contributed
Olley Margaret Photo Contributed Contributed

Dream job: Hang around with art all day

DO YOU love art? If you answered yes, we have the perfect job for you.

How does $83,000 on a nine-day a fortnight roster sound?

That's what you would command if you got the new job of collections manager and curator at the Margaret Olley Art Centre, due to open early next year at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah.

The expert role is being head- hunted on a nationwide scale and gallery director Susi Muddiman she's willing to wait for the best candidate.

"We've advertised nationally, been in The Herald, on Seek and put adverts through all the industry-related websites.

"It's quite a big role and I absolutely want the right person hopefully before Christmas, but I'm willing to wait," she said.

There have been several inquiries through human resources at NSW government for the high level position.

"The person I am looking for is someone with curatorial expertise and experience in managing collections, because they will be responsible for organising the gallery's existing collection as well as the Margaret Olley pieces," Ms Muddiman said.

A pivotal part of the role will be to research and write the informative plaques which accompany artworks in the gallery.

"When we display exhibitions we have a didactic panel on every artwork which provides an interpretive guide for patrons.

"The didactic panel provides factual research which people can use to interpret pieces in their own personal way," Ms Muddiman said.

The Margaret Olley Art Centre will be a purpose-built extension featuring an artist-in-residence studio, as well as a re-creation of iconic artist Margaret Olley's home studio.

Applications for the curator and collections manager close on Friday, November 29.

For more information, visit tweed.nsw.gov.au/jobs

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