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First Nations Education Project Officer – AM

Closing date:   August 4, 2022
Institution:   Australian Museum Trust
Salary:   Clerk Grade 5/6 ($69,994.40 - $77,232.00) with a total remuneration package up to $85,997.60 per annum
Employment status:   Part-time 4 days ongoing
Location :   Sydney CBD
Contact name:   Fara Pelarek
Contact email:   Fara.Pelarek@australian.museum

About the Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum (AM) is located on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The AM acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

The AM operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and was founded in 1827 and is the first museum in Australia. 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’s mission is to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.

It’s an exciting time to work within the AM’s education team as we work towards delivering two new initiatives.  The first initiative will inform the development of new in-exhibition programs and the second is a new learning space informed by First Nations knowledge systems and the Australian Museum’s own scientific research.  We’re after an energetic and talented First Nations educator to join our team and lead key learning projects.

For more information, visit the website.

About the role 

The First Nations Education Project Officer will work within the Education team and collaborate with staff across the Museum (including Programming, Exhibitions, Collections) to research, develop, and oversee delivery of a range of education programs for groups visiting the Museum, and to support student and teacher learning online and onsite.  The successful candidate will have expertise in informal and formal program development and delivery for a range of diverse audiences, especially early years and primary school-aged students.  The Education Project Officer will be involved in other learning initiatives across the Museum and beyond, such as digital learning, accessibility, and exhibition-related work.

What you will get  

You will gain experience working for a leading cultural institution alongside creative and inspiring cultural and scientific minds. This is a fantastic opportunity for an education professional to join our diverse team in creating engaging learning experiences.

Essential Requirements  

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent – Aboriginality/Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, preferably in education, and experience devising and delivering learning programs in a museum or cultural institution.
  • Hold a valid NSW Working with Children clearance.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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