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Senior Digital Producer – NMA

Vacancy Details
Closing Date
02/06/2024 12:00 am
National Museum of Australia
$90,199 to $101,022
Employment status
Full-time. Initially 12 months non-ongoing, with potential of extension or becoming ongoing.
Canberra ACT
Contact name
Angela Rooke, 02 6208 5353
Contact email

The National Museum of Australia has an exciting opportunity for an APS6 Senior Digital Producer to join the Digital and Content Services team.

Please note this is a non-ongoing role for 12 months with a possibility of extension or becoming ongoing.

The key duties of the position include:

The Senior Digital Producer will take primary responsibility for the ongoing coordination and production of the Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom website and digital assets. The occupant of the role will work with independence, subject to limited direction from the Manager, Digital against established priorities, practices, and methodologies to deliver quality outcomes.

The occupant of the role will also plan, manage, and execute the delivery of other digital products and projects for exhibition and online delivery, including managing all third-party relationships and contracts with relevant digital suppliers.

The Senior Digital Producer scopes digital product requirements and monitors their delivery to meet deadlines within budget. This includes conducting user research and business analysis, scoping and managing all stages of development including specifications, procurement, interface and experience design, and iterations through alpha, beta, and implementation phases.

During the project lifecycle, the Senior Digital Producer will perform thorough quality-assurance testing on delivered products to ensure they meet the requirements, including assessing these against user needs, best practice, and industry standards.

The Senior Digital Producer will manage project budgets, resourcing and delivery schedules relating to individual projects and outputs and maintain an excellent level of project administration and reporting in line with the Museum’s record management policy and project management methodology.

The occupant of the role will contribute to the development and management of new partnership and collaboration opportunities for digital initiatives and may supervise and provide guidance to junior project staff as required. They will also contribute to the development of team objectives for short-term tasks and strategic planning for longer-term initiatives.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen.
  • undergo a number of pre-employment checks, including a police records check.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager with a thorough understanding of the product development life cycle and methods for software development and website projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience in current web technologies including production requirements for the use of text, images, audio, and video content. They will have proven experience working with website content management systems.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to write clear project briefs and tender documents and work collaboratively with colleagues and external contractors to achieve work area and agency goals. They will have a strong portfolio of digital products and experience in navigating their way through complex organisational and project structures. They will monitor changes in the broader work environment that may impact on work objectives.

They ideal candidate will be a creative self-starter and enthusiastic about the capacity for digital technology to offer outstanding experiences and high-quality content to audiences. They will have a sound understanding of digital trends, advancements and innovation, and an ability to investigate creative and technical solutions to solve problems and realise opportunities.


Applicants must respond to each of the following selection criteria in their application (250 words maximum per criterion).

  1. Demonstrated experience working with website content management systems and knowledge of website production requirements for the use of text, images, audio, and video content.
  2. Proven experience coordinating and producing high-quality digital products, ideally for delivery in a physical space and online, including the management of resources, schedules, budgets, and priorities.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a multidisciplinary team in the development and implementation of high-quality digital products.
  4. Demonstrated application of good conceptual and analytical skills to develop briefs and tender documents for digital platforms and applications.
  5. Demonstrated high-level communication skills, including the ability to write for a range of audiences, and to negotiate successfully with diverse stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrated high-level analytical skills and proven ability to think and act strategically.


The National Museum of Australia (the Museum) is committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from across our community including, Australian First Nations peoples, women, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ+, mature aged employees and carers.

In general, positions at the Museum are described as ‘Identified positions’ to signify that our roles require an understanding of the issues affecting Australian First Nations peoples. Our staff also require the ability to communicate and engage respectfully, authentically, and ethically with Australian First Nations peoples, businesses, and communities to build trust and long-term relationships.

The Museum is also committed to ensuring a child-safe and child-friendly environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and support for these principles in theory and practice.

To view the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit

Indigenous job seekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is ‘Identified’, then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.