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Development & Bequest Executive – AM

Closing date:   June 6, 2023
Institution:   Australian Museum
Salary:   You will be paid a competitive annual salary $89,707 - $98,983, plus employer's contribution to superannuation (currently 10.5%) and annual leave loading.   
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney City
Contact name:   Frankie Greene
Contact email:   frankie.greene@australian.museum

Join the Australian Museum and work with us to achieve our Mission to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.  

About the Role 

The Development and Bequest Executive is a newly created role that sits within the Strategy & Development Team at the AM. This role is offered on a temporary full-time basis for a period of 4 years. 

Use your prior experience to develop, nurture and deliver the bequest program to support  an effective legacy-giving strategy and pipeline at the Australian Museum (AM)

Click on this role description to begin the journey to find your new career at the AM 

About You  

We are looking for a person who has a keen interest in philanthropy and has experience in supporting strategy and operations. As a team player, you will have a keen eye for detail, adept financial skills, and strong communication skills. You will be motivated by creating systems and plans for use to support effective departmental reporting and planning. Importantly, you will have an interest in and sensitivity to, legacy giving and growing the AM’s capacity and rigour around bequest planning and management. 

Your Knowledge & Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in arts, science, business, communications, marketing or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least three years experience working in fundraising or development (or adjacent field)  

About The Australian Museum         

The Australian Museum is truly a great place to work. We aim 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.  

Recent staff survey results confirm that our staff feel valued, accepted and supported and that they believe the AM is an inclusive workplace. AM staff also report a high level of job satisfaction.

The AM is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people and acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present. 

Check out our current exhibitions and events here. 


Besides working together with other like-minded people passionate about the Earth and all it’s wonders, you will have access to: 

  • Dedicated Wellbeing programs
  • Career development and opportunities across the NSW Public Service. 

How to apply   

For more details, Frequently Asked Questions and how to apply for the role go to I Work for NSW. When you apply you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions in support of your application.

Applicants will be required to submit an updated copy of their resume along with a cover letter addressing your suitability to the role.

The successful applicant will be subject to national criminal records check and will need to show proof of at least two COVID-19 vaccination doses.

Contact person: Frankie Greene with email: frankie.greene@australian.museum

Inclusive and welcoming       

The Australian Museum is an NSW Public Service organisation and aims to attract and retain the right people for the right jobs. The AM is a diverse and inclusive workplace  where genuine participation and contribution is enabled, and  everyone, regardless of their background, identity or circumstances is valued, accepted and supported to thrive at work., This means that we are embedding diversity and inclusion in everything we do on a daily basis, whether it be our recruitment processes, workplace culture, career development programs, customer service or policies and procedures. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment process to better enable you to shine, please reach out to the contact person or note this in your application. 

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.

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