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Head of Public Engagement – SAM

Closing date:   December 11, 2019
Institution:   South Australian Museum
Salary:   $120,467 p.a.
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   SA - Metro
Contact name:   Brian Oldman Director, South Australian Museum, (08) 8207 7396
Contact email:   Brian.oldman@samuseum.sa.gov.au

Job Highlights

This is an exciting opportunity to join the South Australian Museum in a key leadership position as a member of the Museum Executive. The Museum seeks driven applicants with a thorough understanding of visitor experience, contemporary public programme practice, and developing exhibitions in a museum, gallery or other cultural environment.

If you have the ability to develop and implement creative and innovative multi-year strategies and have a proven history of building networks and partnerships to deliver new levels of excellence and engagement, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Summary Statement

The South Australian Museum is a leading research institution, one of the most visited museums in Australia, and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research. The purpose of the Museum is to inspire in all people a wonder and curiosity about life on Earth.

The Public Engagement team works with Museum staff and partners to bring the stories of the Museum’s research and collections to life in vibrant and exciting ways for all people. The team is responsible for the delivery of the Museum’s ongoing exhibition program, its education and engagement programs for the public, and the visitor experience in the Museum.

The Head of Public Engagement will lead the strategic development and implementation of programmes and activities that connect the Museum with its public audiences.

To apply please visit the website


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