Umbrella is home to a small and mighty team that take care of the gallery’s operations. If you’d like to apply for a job here, please take a look at the opportunities below…


Volunteers needed! 

Become a regular volunteer at Umbrella for your chance to receive a complimentary 12 month Membership.

Gallery tasks may include: reception, providing information to visitors, answering the telephone, mail-outs, exhibition tours, word processing, collection research and filing, condition reporting and exhibition installation and demounting.

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We are particularly looking for volunteers willing to assist 1 day per week on a regular basis as gallery assistants (manning the gallery desk, taking shop sales and answering the phone).

For further information, please contact Gallery and Media Coordinator Daniel Qualischefski at

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Artist Studio Assistants needed!

Renowned British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is the lead artist for North Queensland’s Museum of Underwater Art project. Already underway, this project will see the construction of underwater eco-sculptures in four prominent North Queensland locations – close to the shoreline along the Strand, off Magnetic Island, near Palm Island and on John Brewer reef.

Construction of some of these works will occur in Townsville when Jason will be visiting during August, September and October 2019.

There is a unique opportunity for two local artists to be engaged as contractors to assist Jason with the casting and fabrication process. The positions available are for 2 x Artist Studio Assistants to be engaged under their own ABN directly with Jason to undertake hands-on tasks within an outdoor development site in Townsville (Pacific Marine Group – Sandspit Drive, South Townsville QLD 4810).

These will be labour-intensive roles, and applicants need to be hardworking and strong. Duties will include life casting, wooden mould fabrication, mixing and pouring cement, welding, sanding and finishing.

Applicants with knowledge of the commercial studio environment with experience working with power tools desirable.

It is incredibly rare to have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a world-renowned artist, on our doorstep here in Townsville. We highly recommend that you consider applying for this opportunity.

Dates: Monday 2nd September – 31st October.

Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Rate: $20 / hour. Paid monthly

Location: Townsville

Application Process: Please send your CV and covering letter to by Friday 16 August 2019.

For further information, please contact Nick Cambden at and visit for more information about the project generally.