FOUR new staff have been welcomed to NERAM under a restructure.
But two staff have also been retrenched.
New England Regional Art Museum board chairman Andrew Murray said the staff changes provided an opportunity to create new exhibitions and projects for visitors.
“The old team at NERAM consisted of a number of part-time positions who weren’t able to spend enough time on key activities such as researching the collection and working with artists to develop exhibitions,” Mr Murray said.
“The new structure will offer more consistency across roles and provide opportunities for NERAM to create exciting new projects and exhibitions for our audiences as well as look after the collection and building more effectively.” The two full-time positions are art museum director Robert Heather and the newly created role of manager for collections and exhibitions, Rachael Parsons.
Ms Parsons will join the team later this month after relocating from Brisbane, where she has been working as the curator of digital media at QUT Creative Industries.
The four part-time roles have just been filled, including a front-of-house coordinator, administration officer and gallery assistant.
The positions of deputy director and museum officer were retrenched.
“The people in these roles were offered new positions within the new structure and declined and were subsequently offered redundancies,” Mr Heather said yesterday.
Mr Murray said the new positions were advertised and a recruitment process followed.
“We had a lot of interest in all positions and we would like to thank everyone who applied,” he said. “NERAM’s board, staff and volunteers are all excited to welcome these new members to our team and look forward to working with them.”
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