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Assistant Manager, Legal Services – NMA

Closing date:   October 9, 2022
Institution:   National Museum of Australia
Salary:   $106,354 to $114,152
Employment status:   This is a full-time position, however, flexibility of hours may be considered for suitable candidates seeking part time or flexible work hours. 
Location :   Acton ACT
Contact name:   Belinda Carman, 02 62085216
Contact email:   belinda.carman@nma.gov.au

The National Museum of Australia has an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to undertake the duties of Assistant Manager, Legal Services. The position reports directly to the Program Manager, Governance and Legal Services, and is responsible for a range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • providing accurate, appropriate and timely legal advice on a broad range of matters including contracts and procurement, employment law, copyright/IP and collection acquisitions
  • undertaking freedom of information and privacy functions
  • advising on the Museum’s enabling legislation, statutory compliance and governance or Council matters
  • developing and delivering legal awareness training and resources.

The key duties of the position include:

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge and understanding of governance processes and the Australian public sector. They will have high-level analytical, problem-solving, written communication and legal research skills.
The ability to deliver results and manage high volumes of work with competing priorities and deadlines is essential. They will possess strong coordination and organisational skills and demonstrate well-developed influencing and negotiation skills.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:
–    be an Australian citizen
–    have a law degree from an Australian tertiary institution or equivalent
–    undergo a number of pre-employment checks, including a police records check.

Ready to apply?

Visit https://www.nma.gov.au/about/employment and apply online.

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