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CCP seeks new Gallery Manager

The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is the leading contemporary arts space in Australia dedicated to photography, video and lens based practice.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Gallery Manager to join the team, and to take CCP forward into an exciting new phase.

Established in 1986 by a group of energised photographers, CCP operates from a Sean Godsell purpose-designed premisises in the cultural and creative enclave of Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Through exhibitions, education, and publishing, CCP places Australian photography and video in conversation with significant historical and international practice, expanding the context for current Australian lens-based arts.

The Gallery Manager's Role

The Gallery Manager is a key leadership and administrative role, as the interface between the organisation and CCP’s multiple communities and stakeholders through management of CCP’s day-to-day operations and activities, inc. governance, management, and public facing programming.

The Gallery Manager reports directly to the CCP Director. The Gallery Manager performs a supervisory role, managing the Front of House team, the Assistant Gallery Manager, and volunteers, and works directly with the Curator and Accounts team. The Gallery Manager collaborates with artists, arts organisations, suppliers, contractors, members, patrons, and other key stakeholders. The Gallery Manager will be expected to liaise directly with CCP Board members, assisting the Director to provide effective and timely reports, information and advice.

Overseeing the front of house team, the Gallery Manager (with the Assistant Gallery Manager) is responsible for the activation and management of the CCP Shop and the volunteer workforce that staff front of house, CCP events and assist with exhibition installations. The Gallery Manager additionally drives CCP’s digital engagement through oversight of the CCP website, production and distribution of the CCP newsletter, and leads CCP’s engagement with social media.

This is a key management and administrative position within the organization, and the Gallery Manager will work closely with the CCP Director and the entire CCP team to supervise and oversee the operation of CCP, ensuring that the Gallery, OHS and public access areas are maintained to the highest standards; and that exceptional customer service and communication is provided to all stakeholders.

Also working closely with the CCP Curator and the CCP team, the Gallery Manager will be central to the planning of CCP’s key community engagement projects, and will ensure that exhibitions, programs and activities are effectively delivered. The Gallery Manager will undertake the performance of other duties as necessary and commensurate with the position classification.

This is a complex and demanding role offering significant arts management responsibility of administrative, managerial and visitor engagement within the contemporary photo-arts sector.


Remuneration of $55,000 – $65,000 (FTE) per annum, inclusive of superannuation and reflective of experience.

The position is 0.8 FTE (4 days a week)

For a full Position Description see here.

For any further information contact CCP Director, Daniel Boetker-Smith. Applications close Friday November 25, 2022.

By way of application please send a cv/bio and a covering letter via email to director@ccp.org.au