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A unique opportunity to senior development/marketing professionals seeking to make an impact in an iconic cultural institution with considerable potential.

Under Director Rose Hiscock and the new senior leadership team, the Powerhouse Museum has an ambitious plan, 2020 Vision, to transform and reform ourselves.

Our vision for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is to be the world’s leading museum of science and design, acclaimed internationally and loved locally.

A great collection provides the foundation for a great museum. MAAS is built on such a foundation, however it must capitalise on the opportunity. To achieve audience and critical acclaim, the Museum, and its network of venues and collections, must be alive and dynamic.

Over the last 12 months the Museum has delivered a new vision, exhibitions program and operating model. As Australia’s only museum of applied arts and sciences with a world renowned collection, we are poised to build partnerships and support.

The renewed MAAS team is committed to a process of transformation. Our organisation is outward focussed – providing compelling reasons for audiences to engage online, through new media, visitation, knowledge and thought leadership.

The newly created role of Director, Development and External Affairs, is a key position, responsible for building significant financial support as well as audience and reputation.

The role is a member of the Executive Team and directs and manages the Museum’s communications and marketing development strategies to build reputation, audiences, significant partnership support and position the Museum as the leading museum of applied arts and sciences.

Key Criteria for the role includes:

This role offers a unique opportunity to experienced development or marketing professionals seeking to make an impact in an iconic cultural institution with considerable potential to grow and expand its influence, locally, nationally and internationally, and to work with an outstanding leadership team in leading a comprehensive program of change.

How to Apply for this role: 

To make initial enquiries or to obtain a candidates’ pack that contains full details of the position and the application process please contact:

Tony Grierson
AEGEUS Executive Search
E: [email protected]
T: +612 8091 2464


Please quote in application: Director, Development & External Affairs application via Pro Bono Australia.