Position Description

Responsibilities of the section

The Australian Society and History (ASH) team is responsible for:

Responsibilities of the position

As Head of the ASH team you will be expected to provide leadership and support for the ASH curatorial team, and operate constructively and supportively with your peers in other areas of the Museum. In particular, the successful applicant will be expected to:

Selection criteria

Applicants must respond to each of the selection criteria in their application:

  1. Demonstrated achievement in the area of Australian history through accessible and innovative research, exhibitions, publications and public engagement strategies;
  2. Proven ability to initiate, establish and maintain key strategic relationships with a broad range of stakeholders from government, corporate and private sectors;
  3. Demonstrated outstanding verbal and written communication skills including liaison, negotiation, change management and conflict resolution in dealing with diverse groups of people and representing the Museum;
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan and manage budgets, resources, business plans and projects to achieve corporate goals;
  5. Demonstrated experience as a senior manager to build an innovative, flexible and collegiate approach to work that will support organisational and cultural change in a major organization;
  6. Proven leaderships skills and demonstrated ability in applying current people management and development strategies within the framework of APS legislation, values and behaviour guidelines; and
  7. A clear understanding of responsibilities for ensuring the workhealth and safety of people in the workplace.

Applications should include contact details for two referees.


To be eligible to apply for any vacancies, applicants must:

For further information or to apply, please visit http://www.nma.gov.au/about_us/employment