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Creative Producer – Science Engagement and Events

About the Australian Museum

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

The AM operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, 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 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 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 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 Creative Producer, Science, Engagement and Events (SEE) is responsible for developing, co-ordinating and delivering AM’s flagship annual science event, the Sydney Science Trail and its associated activity. The Sydney Science Trail is a Schools and Community program presented in partnership with the AM and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (RBG) during National Science Week, which aims to raise the profile of science and increase scientific understanding and appreciation.

In addition to showcasing the AM’s scientific work and its collections under the Sydney Science Trail banner, the Creative Producer, SEE, will collaborate with partner organisations, AM’s internal teams, science professionals, communicators and educators to program and present a range of engaging, best-practice STEAM activities which encourage and inspire participation in science.

With the Manager Public Programs, the Creative Producer, SEE, also works alongside AM teams including Partnerships, to ensure ongoing financial support for Sydney Science Trail through finding suitable opportunities to locate the work of AM partners in the event program.

Essential Requirements 

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Event Management, Science Communication, History, Culture, or Arts
  • Availability to work on weekends, public holidays and evenings when required.
  • A valid NSW Working with Children clearance

Knowledge and experience

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and delivery of education-based programs and initiatives
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the science, science communication and cultural sectors
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Science Communication, Event Management, Education, Culture or Arts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to liaise and maintain relationships with a broad range of people

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

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.