About the Australian Museum
The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Justice and was founded in 1827 and is the first museum in Australia. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 18 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures & science accessible and relevant to everyone. For more information, visit the website.
About the role
This front-line role engages in face to face delivery of a vast range of education and visitor programs for a diverse range of audiences. The position holder maintains and maximises the use of Museum’s extensive collections, research and information by schools and tertiary institutions as well as, independent Learners, for educational purposes in a creative and immersive way. The positions holder will research, design, develop, deliver and evaluate education programs for students to ensure that they provide an enjoyable, positive and memorable learning experience and encourage further exploration.
As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in education and relevant teaching experience in a cultural organisation.
- Understanding and knowledge and interest in the natural sciences, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, cultural heritage issues in addition to knowledge of current issues in the environment.
- Adequate knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key
- Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in the Role Description.
For more information please download the documents Role Description and Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
Applicants must submit:
One: A one to two page covering letter which addresses the above essential requirements and also include a response to the following two questions.
- Give a detailed example of a recent innovative and responsive curriculum-based program you have developed and delivered for a primary or secondary school audience. How was it innovative? What were the objectives of the program and how were they met?
- Describe a project you have developed and implemented where you represented the needs of school audiences within a multidisciplinary team. How did you demonstrate leadership and what did you learn from the experience?
Please submit your attachments as PDF and only applications submitted through Jobs NSW will be considered.
The Australian Museum welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.
New employment legislation applies to the NSW public sector with effect from 24th February 2014. All current and new Public Service non-executive employees will be employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans