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The Johnston Collection is looking for a Volunteer Housekeeper. This role is essential to our preventative conservation program and involves dusting objects in the Collection on the the third Thursday morning each month. Training will be provided. 

For expressions of interest, please download and complete the General Volunteering Application 2018 form below.

Staff Profiles

Director | Curator - Louis Le Vaillant

Louis took up the position of Director of The Johnston Collection following fourteen years as Curator - Applied Arts at Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. Prior to this appointment he was Director of the Fisher Gallery (now known as Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts) and as Registrar and Exhibitions Manager for The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Louis has also been an external advisor for the Craft / Object and Craft Fellowships for Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

In 2004 Louis was awarded the prestigious Clark Collection / Creative New Zealand Scholarship to attend the three week residential Attingham Summer School in the England during which time he visited and studied the collections of more than 35 great country houses with professional colleagues from the UK, USA and Europe. In addition he also had internships at the National Trust, English Heritage, the V&A Museum and the Royal Collections.

Louis strongly believes in the role that museums and their collections play in society, the enjoyment they bring to the community.

Administration & Marketing - Fil Natarelli

Administration & Marketing – Felicity Cook

Accountant - Luke Man

Visitor Services - Irene Villis

Visitor Services - Leanne Willson

Guides & Volunteers at The Johnston Collection


Get Involved 


We currently have a Volunteer availability in Visitor Services for Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Our other General Volunteer positions, which include Curatorial & Collection | Administration | Marketing and Reference Library,  are currently full.  However keep checking our website for updates.

Please note:

Because of the conditions of the Permit to Operate issued by the City of Melbourne parking is not permitted within the vicinity of The Johnston Collection. There are a number of public transport options available.

Volunteers click here.

GET-INVOLVED-2018.pdf GET-INVOLVED-2018.pdf (523kB)

Annual Reports 

Download our 2016 Annual Report as a pdf here

TJC-2016-Annual-Report.pdf TJC-2016-Annual-Report.pdf (26MB)

Download our 2015 Annual Report as a pdf here:



Annual-Report-2014-15-Final.pdf Annual-Report-2014-15-Final.pdf (5MB)

Download our 2014 Annual Report as a pdf here

Final-TJC_AnReport_single_June29_HQ.pdf Final-TJC_AnReport_single_June29_HQ.pdf (37MB)

Download our 2013 Annual Report as a pdf here:


TJC-2013-Annual-Report.pdf TJC-2013-Annual-Report.pdf (5MB)