Associate Director, Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI)
About the Australian Museum
The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.
The AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.
The AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.
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The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
About the Role
The position is an essential leadership role that provides a rewarding and exciting opportunity for the right person to be responsible for leading and managing the Branch that represents, cares for and develops the Museum’s life science & geoscience collections; for managing staff undertaking research on those collections; and for ensuring effective implementation of the Museum’s Science Strategy. The position reports to the Chief Scientist & Director, AMRI.
- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field of the natural sciences at the level of PhD or Masters.
Knowledge & Experience
- Adequate knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description, especially demonstrated experience with staff and project management.
- Familiarity with working in and managing scientific collections would be a valuable skill for the role.