About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, 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 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. 

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

The 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.

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

About the Role

The Major Gifts Manager is a key role in building on the success of the Australian Museum to increase its philanthropic ambitions. The role will secure financial support for the Australian Museum from private sources with a focus on individual donors and Trusts & Foundations in order to build a community of philanthropic support to achieve the AM’s strategic vision. The role works closely with the AMF Trustees, AM’s Executive Leadership Team and key internal project leaders to secure funding for a variety of significant projects, including First Nations activities, scientific research projects, capital works, gallery redevelopment, education projects and public programs.  

Essential Requirements

Knowledge & Experience

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