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The Australian Museum is currently recruiting for First Nations Tour Guides to deliver guided tours supporting the Unsettled exhibition.

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.

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About the role 

The First Nations Tour Guides within the Australian Museum will work with the First Nations Curators and AM’s Public Program and Education teams to deliver guided tours in association with the Unsettled Exhibition.  The Unsettled Exhibition investigates the 250th anniversary of Lieutenant James Cook’s voyage of the HMB Endeavour and consequently the impact, devastation, and cultural genocide of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The role will deliver public tours to support the exhibition’s content for diverse audiences including school groups, assisting visitors to engage with and expand their understanding of First Nations people, science, history, and knowledge providing an enjoyable and positive visitor experience.

Opportunities for work will be available from 1 May until 30 October 2021.

Training for the role will begin the week of 3 May – successful candidates must be available to attend at least 3 days of training during that week.

Essential Requirements 

Knowledge and Experience

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.