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About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is located on the traditional homelands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The Australian Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

The Australian Museum (AM) operating within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade cluster, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 22 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.

The new AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.

The new AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world -leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

For more information, visit the website.

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nations and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, the Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustments consistent with industry standard.

About the role

The Legal Officer will assist the General Counsel with a broad range of contractual, legal research, and drafting assignments for the AM, as well as providing advice on legal and strategic issues affecting the AM’s operations and programs. The Legal Officer will also assist with the legal and contracting aspects of procurement. The Legal Officer will be experienced in commercial law, document preparation, conducting legal research, and advising on the same, and will as part of the role gain an excellent understanding of legal issues in museum administration, including procurement, copyright, governance, contracts, exhibitions and insurance issues.

About you

We are seeking a motivated, proactive and experienced professional who has:

Essential requirements 

The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.

For more information and to apply visit: JobsNSW.