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Your opportunity to plan and implement exciting campaigns for Museum Victoria.

Work within a supportive and friendly team environment.

Based at Museum Victoria’s award winning venue, Melbourne Museum, and close to public transport. Museum Victoria is seeking a Communications Officer to create and maintain a high level of awareness of Museum Victoria’s activities across a broad range of media, with key stakeholder groups and in the wider community.

About Museum Victoria: Museum Victoria cares for the State’s scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/

About the position: The position is accountable for the development and implementation of public relations programs and publicity strategies which enhance the reputation and positive awareness of Museum Victoria’s activities, including exhibitions, programs, collections, research and expertise, among target audiences.

Notable skills and experiences:

  1. Demonstrated experience building & maintaining media networks, with extensive understanding of the broader media landscape.
  2. Proven ability to generate positive media coverage including developing appropriate media angles and stories.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with emerging communication channels such as social media and online;
  4. Superior written and verbal communication skills with particular emphasis on communicating with the media;
  5. An ability to effectively develop internal and external networks with stakeholder groups and manage culturally sensitive material in a diplomatic and sensitive manner;
  6. An ability to coordinate tasks and work to many competing deadlines;
  7. An ability to maintain confidentiality, communicate ideas succinctly and represent Museum Victoria effectively;
  8. An ability to work autonomously, as well as in cross-functional teams;

How to apply
For more information about this position, please contact Carolyn Jones on (03) 8341 7153.

To apply, please send your Covering Letter, Resume and a statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria by visiting the Museum Victoria website.