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Operations Manager – WAM

Vacancy Details
Closing Date
24/06/2024 12:00 am
Western Australian Museum
Level 5, $96,307 - $105,254 p.a.Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022
Employment status
We currently have one (1), Permanent, Part Time (0.8 FTE) vacancy available for immediate filling. A pool will run for a period of 18 months
Geraldton, WA
Contact name
Leigh O’Brien, Regional Manager, 08 9431 9385 or via
Contact email

About us

The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.

About the role

The Operations Manager provides leadership and direction through applying and monitoring human and physical resources to the site’s daily operations, as well as supporting the site’s visitor-oriented experiences including programs, events, outreach, marketing, and online services. In this position, you will also develop and maintain operational networks through effective liaison with visitors, stakeholders, community, and special interest groups and promote community support for the organisation’s goals and strategies.

About you

Are you a community orientated leader looking to make a difference locally? This may be the opportunity you have been searching for!

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Manage the daily Visitor Services operations of the site through effective leadership, resource management, planning and evaluation.
  • Manage the site buildings, including understanding the impact of exhibition and building maintenance scheduling on the site’s daily visitor operations and services in liaison with the Regional Manager and DLGSC Asset Management Team.
  • Ensure the security of the WA Museum’s collections on site and observe WA Museum Conservation standards for collections care.
  • Contribute to the site’s visitor-oriented experiences including exhibitions, public and education programs, events, outreach, marketing and online services.
  • Represent the Western Australian Museum in regional forums including visitor, museum or heritage services.
  • Act as Regional Manager when the Regional Manager is on leave or absent from the venue.
  • Assist with the development of the Site’s operational plans, projects and associated budgets.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for further information about the work-related requirements (Selection Criteria) of this position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  • A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees.
  • A statement of no more than two pages addressing all the essential work-related requirements. Please provide relevant examples to support your claims.


Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application, click “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, please contact the RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056, in the first instance. For information about the process, you can contact Human Resources on (08) 6552 1718.

Eligibility to Apply

To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have a valid working visa (for fixed term appointments) or be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a visa to live and work indefinitely in Australia (for permanent appointments) at the time of application.

A current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy.

Pool Recruitment

This pool will be open for a period of 18 months from the day after the breach of standard claim period closes. Permanent, fixed term, full time and part time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise; however, an appointment is not guaranteed.

Applicants found suitable in this pool, may be considered for subsequent, similar vacancies with the WA Museum and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DGSC) for the duration of the pool.

Equity and Diversity

The WA Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable and diverse working environment and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people. The Museum values the importance of a work environment which is representative of the wider community, and which supports a variety of perspectives.

Accessibility: If you have any communication or access needs that require adjustment to allow you to participate in this recruitment process, please contact the National Relay Service:

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies at the WA Museum and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DGSC) for a period of twelve (12) months, in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner’s Instructions No. 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.