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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

The redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial’s galleries and precinct is the most significant redevelopment in the organisation’s 77 year history.  The $500m multi-year project will deliver a substantial expansion of existing gallery spaces, a new southern extension, atrium (glazed link), and an enhanced Anzac Hall.

The Concept Developer, Middle East, will lead the continued development and delivery of the Middle East gallery at the Australian War Memorial.

The Concept Developer is responsible overseeing the collaborative development and refinement of the storyline and themes for the exhibitions under their responsibility.   The Concept Developer will provide the broader historical context and world events which lead Australians to be involved in each conflict to inform the narrative and visitor experience of the exhibitions.  They will also lead research into the National Collection and develop, manage and deliver exhibition content. The Concept Developer will be required to work closely with and lead a small team of curatorial resources in the delivery of the project vision.

The positions will take an active role in the development, implementation and management of the stakeholder consultation strategy, will be responsible for guiding Memorial staff as well as collaborating with consultants, and contractors.

The Concept Developer, Middle East will report to the Deputy Director, Gallery Development and working in conjunction with the Exhibition Project Manager and wider Gallery Development Curatorial and Project Management team.  The position works collaboratively with the Development Project Team lead by the Executive Program Director.

Core Responsibilities

The Concept Developer play a key leadership role within the exhibition team and will lead the curatorial work of a small core team and an extended project team of staff drawn from across the Memorial, or externally as required. The Concept Developer will:

Lead, manage and contribute to the team to produce required outcomes while providing job satisfaction and personal development to team members.

Lead, manage and contribute to exhibition specific Stakeholder Management Plans, ensuring key stakeholder groups are consulted.

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