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Producer, Gallery Development – NMA

Closing date:   March 21, 2019
Institution:   National Museum of Australia
Salary:   $101,610 - $109,061
Employment status:   Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location :   Canberra - ACT
Contact name:   Rowena MacDonald, A/g Program Manager, 02 6208 5466
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.


The Museum is seeking a highly motivated and talented professional to join the Gallery Management and Development team as a Gallery Development Producer.

The Museum is currently implementing an ambitious program to redevelop its permanent galleries to create a range of new visitor experiences. The successful candidate will lead development and delivery of several permanent gallery development projects, including the new Discovery Centre for young people and families, scheduled to open in late 2019, and planning for redevelopment of the Gallery of First Australians, scheduled for delivery in 2023.

The Producer will lead and facilitate the creative translation of content into engaging visitor experiences in the Museum’s permanent galleries. This includes:

  • Working closely with project teams to manage development and implementation of exhibition and experience design.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum, as well as with external stakeholders and partners, such as exhibition and experience designers, fabricators, community members and expert advisors.
  • Managing and reporting on project budget, schedule, issues and risks, and procuring services required to deliver the projects.
  • Developing and delivering interpretation methods that engage intended target audiences, ensuring that our exhibitions and galleries are accessible, interesting, informative and appealing, and suit our audience’s needs.
  • Collaborating with Museum colleagues to obtain financial and intellectual support for projects, including seeking grants and other partnership opportunities.
  • Contributing to the development of a culture of creative and innovative project delivery, including working together with staff to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of audience engagement and evaluation, project management, and visitor experience innovation.


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.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term
Non-ongoing for 18 months with possible extension.

For more information or to apply visit: APSJobs.

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