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Deputy Director – General Manager, Science and Learning, Questacon
Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, 
Canberra, ACT

Questacon – Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre is looking for the next Deputy Director (General Manager Science and Learning) to lead the future of science and learning for our organisation.  This role is an ongoing appointment to the Commonwealth Public Service Senior Executive Service.

As an influential source of advice to the Questacon Director, the Departmental Executive and the Minister’s Office, you will join a high performing organisation led by an Executive team of three, and supported by a highly effective senior management team.  To be successful in this specialist role you will possess a strong track record of leadership in science communication or the science centre sector. You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to the communication of science and deep understanding of science centres and their operations. You will possesses demonstrated experience in leading and delivering science centre exhibitions, with a robust understanding of hands on and enquiry based learning philosophy

You will also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and excellent communication skills, as well as a strong understanding of the linkages the policy intent behind STEM engagement and the long term investment in the future Australian economy as delivered by Questacon and its partners.

Due to the content demands of this role, a minimum tertiary qualification at the Masters level in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, education, science communication or design is essential to fulfil the requirements of the position.  A formal qualification or exemplary track record in science communication or the science centre sector will be viewed favourably.

Questacon is seeking an established leader to drive the future of science and learning.  At least a decade of experience in science communication, the cultural sector or comparable industries is desirable.  Together with the Director, the General Manager Science and Learning will work closely with the General Manager Operations to lead all aspects of Questacon’s local, national and international activities.

The role will be advertised from late December 2018 until mid January 2019.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, contact [email protected] for further information and a candidate pack.