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Contemporary Programs Producer, Lifelong Learning

The job opportunity

The Museum has an exciting opportunity for a professional to join the Lifelong Learning business unit as Contemporary Program Producer to coordinate and develop the delivery of a range of public programs with a particular focus on collaborating with external partners to deliver high-profile programs and events.

Lifelong Learning delivers a range of education, public and community outreach programs on behalf of the Museum. The business unit focuses on creating engaging audience experiences and lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse range of visitors. Programs are delivered both at our Acton site and throughout Australia, with an increasing emphasis on the creative and imaginative use of existing and new technologies. The role’s duties involve working closely with the curatorial, publishing, communications and marketing, visitor services, and fundraising and development teams to successfully engage national and international partners in accordance with the Museum’s strategic priorities.

What will the successful candidate bring to the role?

The successful candidate will have a range of creative skills that successfully strike a balance between delivering high-quality programs and events and having strong attention to detail with the ability to run multiple concurrent projects.

Specifically, the role is responsible for:

  • high-level management of the implementation, delivery and evaluation of the Museum’s  program collaborations with external partners designed for a variety of audiences
  • ensuring the programs reflect and embed the principles described in the Museum’s relevant policies, and the Museum’s strategic priorities related to learning, audience development and revenue
  • keeping abreast of national and international cultural institutions learning trends and initiatives to ensure that the Museum’s programs are responsive and innovative
  • working with curators, researchers, First Nations peoples and other specialists and stakeholders, both within the Museum and in the broader community
  • establishing and maintaining links with professional and community organisations and other cultural institutions
  • managing contracts with external presenters and other stakeholders
  • contributing to business planning, managing budgets and monitoring audience responses
  • ensuring that you and your team members have sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to undertake your work safely and efficiently.

Note: This position will require some work on weeknights, weekends and public holidays. It may also involve some strenuous physical activity

First Nations peoples and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The National Museum of Australia is an equal employment opportunity workplace.

The National Museum of Australia is committed to ensuring a child-safe and child-friendly environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and support for these principles in theory and practice.

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