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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Employment opportunities

We’re chuffed that you’re thinking of joining us. Below you’ll find a myriad of information about us and how to apply for jobs.

We have around 60 staff who specialise in a wide variety of roles including Access and Learning, Curatorial, Collection and Exhibitions, External Relations, Foundation and Corporate Services.

Current Vacancies

 

How to apply

The vacancy’s position description has all the information you’ll need. It includes eligibility requirements, basis for selection, what your application should include, referee reports, presentation, where to send your application and who to contact if you have any questions.

We recognise the great contribution from our staff in realising our mission and values; and encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTQIA+ communities, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We’re committed to ensuring a child safe and child friendly environment, and to sustaining a safe workplace and inclusive culture. Our staff actively contribute to the wellbeing and safety of our visitors and each other.

You can find our employment conditions in the National Portrait Gallery Enterprise Agreement 2017-20 and National Portrait Gallery of Australia Non-SES Employees Determination 2020/1, which encourages high performance and ongoing learning, while promoting a balance between work and personal commitments.

For questions about our employment conditions or the application process, please email npghrservices@npg.gov.au

Employee census

Want to know what our staff think about working here? The Australian Public Service 2020 Employee Census was held between 12 October - 13 November and measures many aspects of our workplace. Check out the highlights report to get the inside scoop.

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Looking at art in the Gallery
Looking at art in the Gallery
Looking at art in the Gallery
Looking at art in the Gallery

About us

The Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance

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The National Portrait Gallery building at night
The National Portrait Gallery building at night
The National Portrait Gallery building at night
The National Portrait Gallery building at night

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

This website comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with the National Portrait Gallery and other copyright owners as specified.

The National Portrait Gallery respects the artistic and intellectual property rights of others. The use of images of works of art reproduced on this website and all other content may be restricted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Requests for a reproduction of a work of art or other content can be made through a Reproduction request. For further information please contact NPG Copyright.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency