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The Head of Exhibitions leads a small and diverse team of exhibition and AV specialists focused on the management, development, production, implementation and maintenance of all aspects of the program.

The current program includes the maintenance of over 10,000sqm permanent exhibitions and galleries and an outreach program of touring exhibitions. The Head of Exhibitions will also integrate expanded exhibitions – an additional 5,000 sqm of gallery space delivered through the Memorial’s Development Project in late 2024. This role will oversee all aspects of the integration of the completed exhibition and audio-visual/interactives into the overall program including establishing the ongoing exhibitions program and operations.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance.

Core Responsibilities

  • Effectively project manage the maintenance of the Memorial’s permanent and touring exhibitions program in a revised operating environment and  support the integration of significant new galleries,  through well-considered business and resource plans and budgets.
  • Lead and project manage the section in the development and implementation of the current exhibition program and associated works related to exhibition development, including:
    • management of the project process and planning the forward schedule
    • forward budget planning and supporting procurement plan
    • oversight and effective guidance of curatorial, historical, conservation, visitor evaluation and safety matters relevant to the program
    • management of relevant external consultancies, vendors and stakeholders
    • provision of high quality and professional advice to senior management, Council and Government
    • written preparation of high level strategic documents, papers, correspondence and reports.
  • Develop strategic plans including resourcing in support of the design and development of expanded exhibitions and displays to the Assistant Director, Public Programs and working collaboratively with the Transition Program Manager and Director Gallery Development.
  • Effectively cooperate with other sections and senior management in providing advice and guidance on exhibition development and program development for the effective and timely delivery of exhibition projects.
  • Develop and foster curatorial expertise through strong working relationships and proactive development of capability within the Memorial, and other external organisations, stakeholders, kindred institutions, government agencies and individuals regarding the Memorial’s exhibitions program.
  • Effectively manage and/or contribute to the development of funding submissions, sponsorship proposals and other funding-related proposals related to the exhibitions program.

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

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