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The Head Exhibitions, Interpretation and Engagement, reporting to the Deputy Director and chairing the Forward Planning Committee, will drive the Museum’s vision of ‘celebrating the stories and spirit of Australian democracy and the power of our voices within it’. They will have extensive knowledge and experience in researching, testing, and exploring ideas, with the ability to bring a unique combination of storytelling, culture, and history to bear on the museum’s exhibitions, interpretations, and engagement programs.

They will provide intellectual, creative, and practical leadership to the Exhibitions, Interpretation and Museum Engagement teams. They will have the ability to link the work of these teams to the broader ambitions of the Museum, and the drive to enhance public access, knowledge and interest through ideas and programs. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of audience-centric practices.

The incumbent will have strong leadership skills, demonstrate flexibility, agility, and resilience, and will have experience in building successful programs and teams to achieve outcomes. They will have proven program management skills, including high-level planning and resource management experience. They will be able to build external partnerships and collaborate and negotiate with internal and external partners and stakeholders to achieve outcomes.

A comprehensive knowledge of contemporary museum practices, relating to physical and digital public-facing content with a specific understanding of or experience in Australian political history, curatorship, and collections would be an advantage.

The key duties of the position include:

  • Oversee the planning, creative input, scheduling, resourcing, and project delivery of on-site and travelling exhibitions and displays, including design and installation, and onsite and outreach events.
  • Provide strategic management advice and project management expertise on the design and development of exhibitions and displays to the Exhibitions, Interpretation, and Museum Engagement teams.
  • Contribute effectively as a member of the senior management team to support the strategic goals of the Museum.
  • Manage communication with external consultants and stakeholders, including exhibition designers, curators, and builders, and reference and community groups.
  • Develop and foster strong relationships with external stakeholders regarding the Museum’s on-site and travelling exhibitions and displays.
  • Written preparation of high-level documents, creative briefs, correspondence, and reports.
  • Build and develop skills and opportunities within the Exhibitions, Interpretation, and Museum Engagement teams, creating a culture of inclusion and excellence.

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