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Chief People Officer
The Sovereign Hill Museums Association Ltd

Based in Ballarat, Victoria

  • Be part of the senior executive team leading a bold and ambitious future
  • Responsible for building a workplace of the future
  • Champion and further embed a strong and engaged organisational culture

Founded in 1970, the Sovereign Hill Museums Association is a not-for profit community-based organisation that uses our history to encourage visitors to adapt for a better future.  Our living museum brings the people of the goldfields to life to ensure Victoria’s vibrant goldrush heritage and the story of its impact on our nation inspires future generations.

This is an exciting time for Sovereign Hill.  With a renewed purpose, mission and strategic plan and on the cusp of launching its 20-year Master Plan, the organisation is clear on its future direction and is now building the team to drive its delivery.  The diverse business is driven by the passion and purpose of over 350 staff and 250 volunteers as they create the visitor experience that makes Sovereign Hill an internationally- renowned, award-winning cultural tourism organisation.

Reporting to the CEO, as a member of the executive team you will drive strategy development and execution across the organisation.  This role will be responsible for creating an environment that unlocks the talent of the organisation’s team and develop a culture of engagement, innovation and collaboration.  This includes managing the strategy and processes that will build and retain an exceptional team and a strong organisational culture for Sovereign Hill.

This dynamic role will lead organisational development and human resource areas and also oversee safety, volunteer programs and community engagement.

As an experienced people and culture executive, you will bring significant insight and fresh thinking to this position. Your experience leading a high-performance team, confidence in internal communication and change management programs, alongside your exceptional interpersonal skills will support the CEO and executive team in leading the organisation. Your demonstrated ability to develop, lead and implement a range of contemporary organisational development strategies, programs, policies and operational practices will support strategic objectives.

To apply, please visit our website at for more information, including a full position description and information on how to apply. To arrange a confidential conversation please call Janelle Burns 03 5337 1111.

Applications close midnight Sunday 15 November 2020.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and appointment is subject to satisfactory Police and Working with Children checks.