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The Australian Museum is a museum of the 21st century, presenting contemporary issues and popular debate about the cultural and natural worlds. The Museum is soon to open a new Indigenous gallery called Sea Country, build a new Pacific Gallery, participate in the Corroboree Festival, and has an active RAP. The new Cultural Collection Acquisition Policy consists of three priority areas; Contemporary Indigenous, Contemporary Pacific, and Aboriginal NSW. The Museum seeks innovative and committed people to work across collections, programs and audience engagement.

We have an opening for an energetic and results-driven people-motivator with an active and proven record in Pacific content creation for exhibitions, and strong Pacific community engagement skill to join the Cultural Collections Unit at the Australian Museum, one of NSW’s most popular and dynamic attractions for locals and tourists alike. You will be a champion of creativity within the Pacific team, leading, inspiring and collaborating to deliver new Pacific content for the Australian Museum.

The Requirements

The successful applicant operates with a high level of autonomy in respect to the assigned operational area, and is fully accountable for the quality, integrity and validity of the content of information provided on new public content. The position will be expected to be both creative and innovative in developing new content and exhibition ideas.

The successful applicant will be making decisions on which cultural experts and community representatives should be consulted, and how their advice is used. In consultation with the collection management team, they will need to make decisions on how to manage any issues involved with privacy or cultural sensitivity, and any risks to collection objects.


Please note the position holder may have to work outside of standard office hours on occasion, including weekends.

How to Apply

Please apply by going to the advertisement on the Jobs NSW website and searching for Job Reference Number 000036FJ

To support your application, please attach your CV and a Cover Letter of no more than two pages outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role. Candidates are not required to provide a written response to the selection criteria.