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Education Officer – National Museum of Australia

Closing date:   October 5, 2022
Institution:   National Museum of Australia
Salary:   $67,415 to $72,067
Employment status:   Non-ongoing, part-time until 30 June 2023
Location :   Acton ACT
Contact name:   Marissa Beard, (02) 6208 5469
Contact email:   marissa.beard@nma.gov.au

The Museum has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented professional to join the Visitor Experience business unit as an APS 4 Education Officer. The successful candidate will work with the education team to plan, develop and deliver engaging curriculum-aligned programs associated with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, ideas and themes to school groups.

The Education Officer will also assist with administrative and other tasks associated with specific programs, including communicating program and event information across the Museum and evaluating programs. The successful candidate will liaise with teachers, students and members of the public on a regular basis.

Note: This position may require some work on weeknights, weekends and public holidays. It may also involve some strenuous physical activity and interstate travel from time to time.

The key duties of the position include:

For this position, the successful candidate will have experience developing and delivering educational programs to students. You will have a strong understanding of, and interest in, Australian history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures. You will be keen to work within a dynamic and collaborative team and will be highly motivated to work, sometimes with limited supervision. You will work in a fast paced environment where priorities shift and your ability to be flexible and adapt to change is paramount. Qualifications related to education are desired.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:
–    be an Australian citizen
–    undergo a number of pre-employment checks, including a police records check
–    hold and maintain a valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People registration.


•    The merit list developed from this process may be used to fill other future vacancies.
•    The successful applicant may be selected only based on the written application and referee reports.

How to apply
Applicants will need to submit a one-page application that demonstrates their qualifications and suitability to undertake the duties of the position as outlined in the selection criteria. Applications should also include a current CV and contact details for two referees.

Ready to apply? 
Visit https://www.nma.gov.au/about/employment and apply online.


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