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About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people. The Australian Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Owners and custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade cluster, 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 22 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 all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities. 

About the role

The First Nations Assistant Curator will work with the First Nations Curator to assist with community consultation, research, content development and interpretation for the Museum’s new permanent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exhibition. This role involves development of cultural content that is of local, state, and international relevance, with the objective to help maximise the Museum’s vision to be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture.

About you

We are seeking a committed and passionate person to assist the First Nations Curator with the development of cultural content for exhibitions, programs, online and written publications, with a focus on the redevelopment of the permanent First Nations exhibition. The successful candidate will be familiar with conducting research, consultation, co-design and ICIP protocols when developing content with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. You will have the skills and capabilities to meet the key accountabilities and knowledge and experience detailed in the role description. 

Essential Requirements:

Knowledge & Experience

The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.

For more information and to apply visit: JobsNSW.