Museum Victoria is seeking an Experience and Interpretation Manager to ensure that exhibitions engage audiences, using interpretive development best practice, audience research and learning outcome methodologies.

Position details

About Museum Victoria:

Museum Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues:  Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit the website.

About the position:

The Experience & Interpretation Manager is accountable for ensuring the development of engaging, story-led experiences in our long term, inbound temporary and outbound exhibition projects, influencing teams and stakeholders to ensure experiences engage and communicate effectively with the defined audience/s, within the appropriate brand and tone of voice. This is delivered in a range of ways: directly by the incumbent’s own work; by managing Experience Developer/s; by mentoring and supporting teams; and by creating a culture that facilitates international best practice in exhibition interpretation.

Notable skills and experiences:

  1. Proven experience in a leadership role in audience-centred concept development in a museum or similar environment; a cultural architect for audience-centred experiences
  2. An ability to fashion information and assets into compelling experiences, drawing on knowledge of narrative, characterisation, theme and plot
  3. Experience in developing content frameworks, interpretive strategies and audience outcome methodologies to guide content development and delivery across a range of sites and experiences
  4. An ability to apply audience research to ensure visitor needs are met and barriers to engagement removed
  5. Outstanding communication and negotiation skills with the proven ability to work in teams while maintaining a clear focus on project goals
  6. Strong influencing skills, demonstrating a high level of skill in relationship management and emotional intelligence
  7. Proven ability to develop clear and engaging text across a range of media and subjects, for a range of audiences
  8. Knowledge of current trends in museum practice, with the ability to develop and apply innovative approaches to experience development

How to apply:

To view the position description, search ‘employment’ at; for more information about this position, please contact Paul Bowers on (03) 8341 7372.