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The Australian Museum is a museum of the 21st century, presenting contemporary issues and popular debate about the cultural and natural worlds. The Museum is soon to open a new Indigenous gallery called Sea Country, build a new Pacific Gallery, participate in the Corroboree Festival, and has an active RAP. The new Cultural Collection Acquisition Policy consists of three priority areas; Contemporary Indigenous, Contemporary Pacific, and Aboriginal NSW. The Museum seeks innovative and committed people to work across collections, programs and audience engagement.

The Project Officer – Cultural Programs assists in the development of key programs and events aligned with Museum priorities. Programs include community based programs; exhibition development; and a diverse range of public programs. A key priority is liaising with multiple internal departments and ensuring programs are consistent with community expectations. Providing day-to-day support this role is responsible for the delivery of operational plans that support the departmental outcomes.

The Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will have experience in developing and implementing operational plans and an understanding of event and program management within the cultural sector. You will experience working within a diverse team and working on multiple programs with tight deadlines. You will bring to this role a high level of customer service and an understanding of museum programming theory.

Aboriginality is an essential requirement for this position. An Aboriginal person (as defined by the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983) means a person who is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia, and identifies as an Aboriginal person, and is accepted by the Aboriginal community as an Aboriginal person.

How to Apply

Please apply by going to the advertisement on the Jobs NSW website and searching for Job Reference Number 000036W4

To support your application, please attach your CV and a Cover Letter of no more than two pages outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role. Candidates are not required to provide a written response to the selection criteria.