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Head, Capital Projects – MoAD

Closing date:   June 7, 2023
Institution:   Museum of Australian Democracy - Old Parliament House
Salary:   $130,333 to $153,125
Employment status:   This is a non-ongoing position through to 31 December 2025 with the possibility of ongoing
Location :   Parkes ACT
Contact name:   Andrew Harper
Contact email:   recruitment@moadoph.gov.au

Housed in one of Australia’s most prominent national heritage-listed buildings, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House was the first museum in Australia dedicated to telling the story of the journey of our democracy. It seeks to provide a range of innovative exhibitions, tours, interpretation, education programs and public activities that will inspire and challenge visitors to explore democracy from its ancient roots to the present day and possible futures.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Capital Projects will play a key Strategic and leadership role in the successful delivery of the Museum’s ambitious capital works program (2023-2025).

This position will lead a skilled, multi-disciplined team and be responsible for the planning, tendering, contractual management, financial management and delivery of multiple large capital works packages.

The Head of Capital Projects will take the lead on major refurbishment and restoration projects, exhibitions upgrades and upgrading of the building infrastructure whilst ensuring the preservation of heritage fabric, safety of occupants and continual use of tenancy spaces and museum spaces.

The key duties of the position include:

Head of Capital Projects will be expected to:

  • Lead all aspects of the day-to-day management of capital projects program including contract management, master scheduling, high-level financial management, quality control and reporting, communication planning and risk management;
  • Lead and manage the project team to ensure high-quality project outcomes;
  • Responsible for the delivery of design briefs for projects; open tender documentation, contract documentation and all heritage approvals referrals if required and closure reports;
  • Review and assess consultant design documentation, drawings, specifications and reports to ensure quality control of all projects;
  • Responsible for all reporting documentation to key stakeholder groups such as the Project Steering Committee, Board and Audit Committee, Senate Estimates on the delivery of capital works projects;
  • Ensure high-quality financial management of the works program and all works packages;
  • Manage all risks associated with major Capital projects within a fully operating, Heritage listed building; and
  • Act as Head of Facilities, Capital Project, Heritage and Security throughout 2025, and lead all requirements of that position


Employment with the Museum of Australian Democracy is subject to the following conditions:

  • Citizenship – To be eligible for employment with MoAD, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • Security Clearance – The successful applicant will be required to undergo and maintain a security clearance at the baseline level.

For more information or to apply visit: APSJobs.

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