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The Australian Museum is at an exciting time in its evolution with transformational development works underway and significant plans for the future expansion of the Museum. We’re looking for a motivated and highly experienced professional, with exceptional communication and management skills, who will lead the Australian Museum Research Institute and educational initiatives and be part of a dynamic and collaborative executive leadership team that is driven to excel.

About the Australian Museum and AMRI

The Australian Museum’s mission is to inspire exploration, understanding and care for our world. The Australian Museum provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. It has an international reputation for scientific excellence forged during its 187-year history. The Australian Museum is a State Government agency which operates within the NSW Department of Trade and Investment. The Australian Museum Research Institute combines a range of scientific disciplines including research, natural science collections management and development, on-site scientific infrastructure and the Lizard Island Research Station.

About the Role

As Director of AMRI and Science and Learning you will play a critical leadership role in the continued development and growth of the Australian Museum. Working within the Executive Leadership Team you will provide expert advice as well as identifying new opportunities and challenges. The role’s remit addresses high priority Government Agenda items around environmental and economic sustainability including: animal conservation; management of invasive pest species; assessments of the impact of environmental climate change and sustainable use of Australia’s biodiversity. You will report to the Executive Director & CEO of the Australian Museum and oversee 80 professional staff plus 100 support staff, volunteers and fellows.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate

Enquiries: Sarah Chang, 02 9320 6157 or [email protected]

Closing date: 16 January 2015

Applicants must submit:  a CV plus a one-two page cover letter which addresses the above essential requirements. Please submit both documents in MS Office 2003-2013 or PDF format.

How to apply: Please apply by going to the advertisement on the Jobs NSW website and clicking “Apply Online”. Only applications submitted through Jobs NSW will be considered.

This role will be subject to the new executive structure and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector. These reforms are expected to be introduced over the next three years. Details of the proposed reforms can be found at the following link: