HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with presence at evening events and art fairs as required
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Permanent Full-time, subject to a six-month probationary review
SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus 9.5% superannuation

About the organisation 

Sullivan+Strumpf is a leading contemporary commercial gallery representing a diverse range of emerging and established artists from Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. The gallery was founded, by co-directors Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf in 2005. Sullivan+Strumpf works across a broad geographical region with art exhibitions, museums, major art fairs, publications and audience engagement programmes. Sullivan+Strumpf has proudly helped foster the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists in the region and remains dedicated to supporting artists to realise their visions and forge long-term artistic careers.

About the role

Sullivan+Strumpf is looking for an experienced, proactive and solutions oriented registrar to oversee the collection management at the Sydney gallery. Reporting to the gallery manager, this role is responsible for coordination of inward and outward loans, packaging and preparing artworks for shipment, and general upkeep of stockrooms.

The chosen candidate will be positive, have exceptional attention to detail and be highly organised. They can take initiative and perform multiple tasks under pressure while maintaining flexibility, patience, and a friendly attitude. The Assistant Registrar/Registrar will support the staff and artists to achieve their shared artistic, creative and business goals.

This is a full-time position, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with presence at evening events and art fairs as required. 

Essential Requirements

- 3-5 years’ experience in a museum or gallery in a similar role
- Knowledge of appropriate techniques/procedures for handling, transportation and storage of artworks
- Strong organisational and time management skills
- Experience working with software applications/databases used to maintain and update collection information
- Can work independently
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Full driver’s license 

Key Responsibilities

- Packing and preparing artwork for shipment, maintaining S+S procedures
- Support exhibition and art fair preparations, including liaising with artists and directors about installation, crating and freight
- Assist install/deinstall of exhibitions, including ability to manage lifting and carrying artworks and equipment
- Liaise with other gallery staff regarding information requests and all aspects of inventory and exhibition management: production, shipping, framing, photography, research etc.
- General upkeep of stockrooms, and knowledge artwork movements and locations
- Organise and file incoming and outgoing forms, complete condition reports and shipping documents
- Oversee all consignment and loan agreements, including transport to museums, galleries, clients and artists
- Coordinate annual stocktake
- General administrative support, as needed

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Please send and address all applications to Jenny Du, Gallery Manager, at [email protected].

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 30 August 2022.


Sullivan+Strumpf is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.