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Position Description

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

Section Overview
Commemoration and Visitor Engagement (CVE) Section is part of the Public Programs Branch. The Section delivers the Memorial’s visitor experience across commemorative, interpretive and visitor service platforms 364 days a year. The Section comprises of four teams:

  • Visitor Services
  • Education
  • Events & Ceremonies
  • Last Post Ceremony

Team Overview
There are twelve positions in the Events and Ceremonies team. The annual program delivered by the team includes:

  • Three major national ceremonies
  • Approximately 70 commemorative ceremonies
  • Approximately 10 visits for Heads of State or Head of Government
  • Approximately 250 VIP visits per year
  • Delivery of corporate events and launches


  • Under general direction and working within established frameworks, coordinate and oversee the implementation of allocated events and ceremonies and VIP visits.
  • Prepare documentation to a high standard and contribute to the ongoing development and review of events and ceremonies procedural documentation.
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, contractors, and third party agencies.
  • As required, provide support to staff in the delivery of their assigned projects and tasks.
  • Represent the Memorial at meetings as required and manage client and stakeholder expectations.
  • Actively participate and contribute to team and section meetings, prioritising work and sharing information and ideas.
  • Undertake manual handling tasks on a wide range of projects including but not limited to electrical and audio equipment, bollards, barriers and other items used for events and ceremonies.

Please note:

  • There are no media or marketing aspects to this position
  • This position will be required to work outside core business hours, weekends and public holidays.

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

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