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Education & Public Progs Officer – Sovereign Hill

Closing date:   February 23, 2020
Institution:   Sovereign Hill
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   Fixed Term, Maternity Leave - 2 March 2020 - 2 October 2020 (preferred hours are 9am- 1pm, Tuesday - Friday)
Location :   Ballarat
Contact name:   Taryn Heinrich, 03 5329 2328
Contact email:   careers@sovereignhill.com.au

Sovereign Hill is a dynamic group of museums presenting the mining, social, cultural and environmental heritage of the Ballarat region and its impact on Australia’s history.

The Content and Engagement Division cares for, researches and interprets the Association’s museum collection comprising some 150,000 items. It presents a variety of public programs – exhibitions, education programs, guided tours, interpretive activities and other events associated with the heritage of the Ballarat region.

The Collections and Research Department’s primary purpose is to collect, conserve, research, and interpret the significance of gold mining and the changes wrought by it in Ballarat’s social, cultural, economic, political and technological heritage. In doing so, the Sovereign Hill Museums Association is a significant heritage resource in the networks across Victoria and regional Australia.

The majority of the Association’s museum collection is housed at the modern Gold Museum Collections Centre, which also holds the collections of partner organisations, most importantly the Ballarat Historical Society. The Gold Museum’s resources and functions are integrated with the Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum and Narmbool pastoral property.

The Education & Public Programs Officer is responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating museum education programs at the Gold Museum, as well as working with the Gold Museum team to develop, deliver and evaluate engaging and innovative public programs associated with the exhibition, research and collecting programs.

To be successful in this role we are looking for individuals who have:

  • Demonstrated extensive experience in education and visitor programs in a museum or similar institution
  • Excellent teaching skills and demonstrated experience in the development and provision of innovative programs and activities for various ages and skill levels that capture the visitor’s imagination and communicate key messages to an audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and deliver education programs and resources in a museum environment
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Victorian school curricula and current developments in the education sector
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for please visit our website at www.sovereignhill.com.au/careers to apply.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and appointment is subject to satisfactory Police Record and Working with Children Checks.


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