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Head of Learning – Sovereign Hill

Closing date:   January 27, 2020
Institution:   Sovereign Hill
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Ballarat
Contact name:   Mark Karlovic, Head of People, Performance and Legal, (03) 5337 1182.
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

Live in beautiful Ballarat! Just over an hour from Melbourne, Ballarat is an exciting regional hub with a proud heritage and an exciting creative future.

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association is one of Australia’s leading independent not-for-profit museums. Our diverse business is driven by the passion and purpose of all who work for us as they create the visitor experience that makes Sovereign Hill an internationally-renowned, award-winning cultural tourism organisation. (Our business structure includes the following key operations: Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum, the Gold Museum Ballarat, Sovereign Hill Hotel, AURA – the newly-launched evening sound-and-light show – and Narmbool, a pastoral property where we operate environmental science programs for school camps and a function venue.)

On the cusp of its 50th Anniversary, Sovereign Hill receives over 700,000 visits annually and is about to invest in a master plan to lead our organisation forward. If you are resourceful, ideas-driven, collaborative in nature and driven by a desire to contribute, you will be attracted by the opportunity to join us in this exciting new phase of our development.

Head of Learning

Sovereign Hill education programs deliver around 110,000 student days each year through rich, diverse and award-winning programs. The Head of Learning will oversee our four highly successful curriculum linked education programs across three sites, Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum, Gold Museum and Narmbool. The role will manage key stakeholder relationships with learning partners, attract grant and other funding, and ensure a sound business model for all learning programs. The Head of Learning will also expand our learning programs through a commitment to facilitating life-long learning.

If you have demonstrated experience in developing, delivering and evaluating learning programs as well as a degree in Education or tertiary qualifications relevant to learning in a museum/cultural context this could be the role for you!

If this role sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please visit our website at sovereignhill.com.au/careers for more information, including a full position description and information on how to apply. For a confidential conversation, contact Mark Karlovic, our Head of People, Performance and Legal, on (03) 5337 1182.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and appointment is subject to satisfactory Police Record and Working with Children checks.


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