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Museums Australia is the key national association of museums, galleries and collecting organisations. We are looking for a National Director to help guide the organisation, its members and the National Council in furthering the interests of museums, galleries and the collections sector in general across Australia. The National Director works closely with the staff of the National Office, State branches and with the organisation’s key office bearers, especially the National President.

The role is a challenging one, requiring the ability to further the interests of members wherever they are. Influencing policy at national, state/territory and local government levels is a key part of the role. As a membership based organisation it is also important to manage the operational budget including maintaining a sustainable revenue base.

To fulfil the National Director role you will need to have a good understanding of the museum and gallery sector, and of the needs of a membership and advocacy organisation.

More information about Museums Australia is available at and a full position description are available at

The National Director role is based at the Museums Australia National Office (located within the National Museum of Australia complex) in Canberra. The role is part time, currently at 22 hours per week, with a salary of $50 per hour, or $57,200 pa, plus 9.5% superannuation. A range of flexible employment options are available.

For more information on the organisation and the role please contact Frank Howarth, National President, at [email protected]

Applications for the positions will only be accepted by email and should be sent to [email protected] by 4pm on Friday 16 January 2015.