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About the Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. 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 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.

The AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.

The AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

For more information, visit the website.

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nations People. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

About the Role 

Planning, coordinating and delivering a diverse range of exhibition-centric capital works projects across the Museum to agreed outcomes within time and budget constraints. The role requires someone who can project manage, support content development and design, and work collaboratively across a range of branches, including Building Services and Education. Several exhibition projects will have a First Nations-centric approach and voice, requiring demonstrated cultural competency on the role holders’ part. A strong ability to deliver excellence and innovation as part of the visitor experience is essential. Development and delivery of each project will need to comply with building code and collections care requirements while providing a safe and inclusive environment for staff and visitors. This role sits within a small but agile project management team juggling multiple exhibition projects and content development, often with concurrent deadlines, as part of the Exhibitions branch.

Requirements for the role 


  1. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or a minimum of 5 years equivalent working experience in the Heritage or Arts & Culture industry.

Knowledge and Experience 

  1. Experience in managing capital programs in cultural venues, and delivering family-friendly exhibitions of varying size, with an emphasis on public spaces that have a heritage component featuring high-value cultural and natural science collections.
  2. Demonstrated project management skills together with substantial knowledge of, and experience in, working collaboratively with diverse subject-matter experts, including First Nations Knowledge holders, responsible for content and design development in a public space.
  3. Excellent working knowledge and understanding of the application of guidelines, Work Health and Safety (WH&S) legislation and regulations; NSW government procurement and tendering processes; and building services and infrastructure, including building codes and standards.
  4. Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in the Role Description.


  1. Class C Drivers’ License
  2. Construction White Card

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.