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The 2019 Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award | Dangrove | Tzannes | NSW | Photographer: Ben Guthrie



We are an organisation spread across a network of Australian offices. Steeped in history, we’ve been supporting the careers of architects and advocating for the profession and our communities since 1930.

2018 Sir Zelman Cowen Award | Bendigo Hospital | Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart | Photographer: Peter Clarke

Working at the Australian Institute of Architects


While we’re steeped in history, we’re not steeped in tradition. The Institute is a modern, progressive organisation and we’re proud to have a strong focus on agility, innovation and outcomes. We’re obsessive about supporting our members while providing outstanding service, and we’re always on the lookout for people who share our approach. We work each day to design and deliver a range of services that add value to our members on a daily basis.

When you join us, you’ll be supported by a strong management and proactive leadership team as well as a wider network of peers from around the country.


We know that achieving a mission as critical as ours requires incredible talent and teamwork, one of the most important things to us.  As a values-based organisation, we’re looking for candidates to work in an environment that champions our values:

  • One community – embracing diversity and open communication
  • Innovation – demonstrating leadership with courage and creativity
  • Accountability – acting with integrity, responsibility and sustainability
  • Respect – relating with empathy and recognition of effort
  • Collaboration – working together with trust, transparency and fun.

Find out about the career opportunities currently available at the Australian Institute of Architects.

To discuss any of the roles listed below, contact the People and Culture team on 1800 770 617 (toll free).


All advertised positions are available on

We look forward to receiving your application.

Part time for one year minimum with annual re-election to a maximum of six years.


  • Independent Director with finance, accounting and audit expertise
  • CPA and at least five years partner/executive experience
  • Knowledge/expertise in the insurance industry would be valued but not essential.

The director role requires attending approximately 10 board meetings each year and serving on at least one board committee. Some interstate travel is anticipated. The role may require attendance in monthly conference calls for management/financial reporting and general compliance issues.

The successful candidate will be expected to Chair the board’s Finance, Audit, Risk and Investment Committee. In addition, the Institute also has two subsidiaries, IBL Limited and Architecture Media. The successful candidate may be asked to serve on the boards of these organisations.

About the Institute

The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Ltd is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, representing more than 11,000 members. The Institute works to improve our built environment by promoting quality, responsible and sustainable design, promoting the architectural profession and being the public voice for architecture.

The Institute works on behalf of its members and in the public interest to advocate for the value of the architectural profession and for architecture’s contribution to a better built environment and quality of life. Our work engages with members, stakeholders, community and government around a range of important public concerns, including:

  1. Fostering thriving cities and regions
  2. Housing a diverse and inclusive community
  3. Improving building regulation
  4. Addressing climate change
  5. Capitalising on creativity
  6. Supporting Australian skills and trade.

We value

  • One Community – embracing diversity and open communication
  • Innovation – demonstrating leadership with courage and creativity
  • Accountability – acting with integrity, responsibility and sustainability
  • Respect – relating with empathy and recognition for effort
  • Collaboration – working together, with trust and transparency.

Position purpose

The primary role of the Board of Directors of the Organisation is to enhance long term viability by:

  1. selecting and maintaining the position of Chief Executive Officer,
  2. establishing and reviewing the strategies and goals of the organisation, and
  3. overseeing the business and affairs of the organisation in light of emerging risks and opportunities.

The Board establishes the strategic direction, supports the CEO, reports to the membership and stakeholders at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), assesses its own effectiveness and is ultimately responsible for ensuring the organisation remains viable and effective in the present and for the future.


The Independent Director role is remunerated in accordance with current Institute policy: $16,000 per annum plus $9,000 for committee chair responsibilities.

If you are interested and suitable, please review the position description and submit your CV via

If you know someone within your network who is suitable, please forward the position description.