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Coordinator Volunteers – WAM

Closing date:   August 5, 2020
Institution:   Western Australian Museum
Salary:   Level 2, Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019, $63,172 to $68,256 per annum pro rata
Employment status:   Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time
Location :   Perth, CBD
Contact name:   Not supplied yet.
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, ‘people persons’ to join our dynamic team overseeing a diverse group of volunteers.

A passion for being part of the visitor experience and great coordination skills is a must.

Opening in November 2020, the stunning new Western Australian Museum will share the stories of our people and places. It will be a gateway for visitors to explore the wonders of Western Australia, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern, and all the places in between. The Museum has been created with a ‘people first approach’, which means it will feature Western Australians from all walks of life, sharing their stories in their own voices. It also means that all visitors should enjoy a wonderful, personal experience.

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.

The WA Museum is committed to creating a diverse workforce so we can properly share Western Australia’s stories.

If you would like to be part of our team, we want to hear from you. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; from a multicultural background; or speak another language, we want to hear from you. If you love museums and want to share the amazing stories of Western Australia and its people, we want to hear from you.


We currently have two (2) positions available. One (1) permanent full-time position (37.5 hours per week) and One (1) permanent part-time position (0.4 FTE or 15 hours per week). The position will be required to work a 6-week roster that may include weekend shifts that will be subject to the applicable penalty rates.

Applicants deemed suitable will be placed into a pool which will run for
18 months, where appointments may be considered for similar vacancies for full-time, part-time, casual, fixed term or permanency.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate. Additionally, a Working with Children Clearance will be required before beginning employment.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, applicants for this position may be considered for ‘similar’ vacancies within the Culture and Arts Portfolio and/or the wider public sector which arise within a reasonable period of time. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Future vacancies may be considered – permanent and fixed term, part-time, full time and casual.


This position is located in the world-class new Western Australian Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre, Perth.

Job Description

The Coordinator Volunteers role is responsible for the supervision of volunteers at the WA Museum Perth site including overseeing volunteers, conducting tours and visitor engagement activities with members of the public. Conducts the induction, rostering and training of volunteers.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsWA.

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