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About the Australian Museum

Australian Museum (AM) is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people. The AM acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past, present.

The Australian Museum (AM) operating within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade cluster, 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 22 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.

For more information, visit the website.

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities

About the role

To work with the exhibition project team as a content expert in palaeontology, leading the curation of and content development for a temporary exhibition opening in late 2025. This role will work as part of the team to achieve the AM’s aims and objectives for this exhibition.

Key Knowledge & Experience

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  1. Minimum Masters level qualifications or related working experience in a relevant palaeontological discipline
  2. Demonstrated understanding of communicating science concepts to diverse audiences and ages, with some understanding of learning principles in museum settings.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working collaboratively within a team to deliver content or experiences in a museum setting, or similar space.
  4. Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.

The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.

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