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Corporate Counsel – Australian Museum

Closing date:   January 19, 2020
Institution:   Australian Museum Trust
Salary:   $98,523. Package includes salary ($76,853 - $88,880), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Ongoing Part-Time (3 Days p/week)
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney City
Contact name:   Catherine Hill, 9320 6265
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

About the Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet and was founded in 1827 as the first museum in Australia. 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 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures & science accessible and relevant to everyone. 

For more information, visit the website. 

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard. 

About the role 
The Corporate Counsel provides a variety of management, legal and professional support across the Australian Museum with an emphasis on planning, operational efficiency and effectiveness. The COM coordinates and leads activities that directly under the responsibility of the Director Corporate Services & CFO as well as serves as an internal consultant within the organization to support and/or lead a variety of initiatives aimed at increasing organizational effectiveness 

Essential Requirements 

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • Current experience and demonstrated success in operational management with relevant tertiary qualifications and/or knowledge and experience  
  • Knowledge and experience of administrative law is desirable. 
  • Knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in the Role Description.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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