The key duties of the position include:
Reporting to the Head of Exhibitions and Collections, this role serves the dual purpose of providing creative and innovation leadership and quality assurance oversight of the museum’s exhibition development teams, while also taking responsibility for the strategic development of programs and exhibitions funded by the USA Gallery Fund. The role is required to support the Head of Exhibitions and Collections in the development and delivery of the Exhibitions strategy and ensure quality of exhibition design, development and delivery suitable to target audiences and ensuring budgets, timelines and Accessibility and WHS requirements are met. The role is also directly responsible for the development and delivery of the USA Programs Strategy, for the ideation and production of projects under that strategy and the ongoing cultural diplomacy relationships with US stakeholders
Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:
- Lead the interpretive design and creative output of the Studio in line with the museum’s corporate objectives and brand.
- Keep up to date with external developments in the field of museum design, exhibition development and interpretation to ensure the quality and relevance of the museum’s exhibitions.
- Foster an innovative environment conducive to supporting bold ideas, creative and collaborative initiatives, and the professional development of staff.
- Oversee the team in a manner that is supportive yet maintains accountability.
- Monitor and report on the progress of projects being developed by the team and ensure that opportunities for continual improvement and internal learning are identified and acted upon.
- Manage the Studio program of work and resources including the selection process and recommendation of external exhibition and graphic design sub-contractors within assigned project budgets, ensuring creative producers, design, production, and installation teams develop and implement plans for exhibition and site-specific projects throughout the museum.
- Advise and make recommendations to the Head of Exhibitions & Collections for all matters relating to the outputs of the Studio, including staffing, leave, and remuneration of the team as part of approval processes for non-USAG-related affairs.
- Ensure that museum Work Health and Safety policies are proactively applied and documented and champion a strong focus on WHS across the team.
- Create and manage all programs under the USAG Bicentennial Gift Fund and support the Director in cultural diplomacy and exchange projects with the USA.
- Build highly productive working relationships, both within and outside the museum. Develop and foster a network of contacts with national/international cultural institutions, with a particular focus on the USA – including management of the USAG Consultative Committee.
Key Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated experience of audience-focused interpretation, exhibition, visitor experience and/or media development in a museum or similar institution and evidence of capacity to bring objects, spaces, stories, media, and people together to inspire and delight audiences.
- Excellent people skills and a demonstrated reputation for being a highly effective communicator and innovator.
- Experience of successfully managing and engaging internal and external stakeholders, including negotiating, contractor management, and project coordination.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in the field of exhibitions and interpretation, including awareness of current sector work in digital media and its capacity to expand the reach of the museum’s interpretation products.
- Awareness of different audience needs, including knowledge of access requirements (physical, sensory, intellectual).
- Adept ability to interpret and contribute to detailed design documentation briefs, schedules and plans for exhibitions.
- Proven experience liaising with high-ranking military personnel and diplomats at national and international levels.
- Capacity to be an excellent client; experience in briefing for design and media production, and managing quality and timeliness of delivery against established briefs.
- Strong organisational, budgeting and planning skills with a high level of attention to detail, including demonstrated operational schedule management.
- Ability to balance the creative goals with the principles of efficient, well-planned and sustainable production methodologies.
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