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Coordinator Exhibitions and Projects – WAM

Closing date:   January 31, 2022
Institution:   Western Australian Museum
Salary:   PS CSA 2021, Level 5, $90,047 - $98,994 per annum
Employment status:   We currently have 1 Full Time, Permanent vacancy for appointment in early 2022.
Location :   Welshpool
Contact name:   Tanya Edwards on 0426 265 130
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

About us

The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.

About the role

The Coordinator Exhibitions and Projects is responsible for the coordination of interpretative projects, from inception to delivery, within a museum environment. This includes the coordination of temporary exhibitions developed by third parties, Museum developed exhibitions, digital interpretive projects, and other special projects, as required.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual who can work across multiple teams and stakeholders, on multiple projects, in a deadline driven environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Coordinate and lead interpretive projects, particularly end-to-end exhibition development & delivery, in a museum environment.
  • Ensure that the designated projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Ensure effective analysis and translation of curator and stakeholder requirements in an audience first framework; including managing co-curation of exhibitions and projects with external communities.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate project documentation including project plan, budget, schedules, risk register, work packages and content briefs, procurement paperwork, agenda/minutes, and reports.
  • Maintain communication and liaison across the Museum to ensure a collaborative approach is undertaken in the development and delivery of exhibitions, and that all work areas understand the project requirements and deadlines.
  • Coordinate and oversee inputs of all work areas feeding into the project, including consulting and negotiating with areas having an interest in, or which will be impacted by, the project to ensure internal and external stakeholders’ requirements are met.
  • Maintain and implement the project management processes and tools used within the Directorate.

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