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About the Australian Museum

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

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade cluster. It is the first museum in Australia, 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.

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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 General Counsel serves as legal counsel to the AM. This roles negotiates, prepares, and reviews complex contracts and legal memoranda; identifies and analyses legal and strategic issues affecting the AM’s operations and programs; drafts policies for the AM; advises on litigation matters; advises on the development and revision of institutional polices; advises the Board of Trustees on matters related to governance; and, as necessary, analyses federal, state and local laws/regulations and policies that affect the AM’s operations, collections, exhibitions, programs, staffing, fundraising, and capital projects, The General Counsel supervises the internal legal work for the AM and also oversees the work of the AM’s outside counsel. The General Counsel reports to the COO and to the AM’s Director & CEO.

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