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Programs Officer, Scienceworks – MV

Closing date:   October 9, 2022
Institution:   Museums Victoria
Salary:   $64,442 per annum (Base of grade) plus 10.5% superannuation
Employment status:   Full-time, fixed-term until 30 June 2023
Location :   Melbourne - CBD
Contact name:   Kate Barnard
Contact email:   kbarnard@museum.vic.edu.au

Museums Victoria, Australia’s largest public museum organisation, is seeking a Programs Officer, Scienceworks to contribute to the development and delivery of programs for Scienceworks’ diverse audiences.


For more than 165 years, Australians have turned to Museums Victoria to illuminate the world around them. Our venues include Melbourne Museum, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the UNESCO world-heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, Melbourne Planetarium and IMAX Melbourne. We present unique exhibitions, programs and experiences for more than 2 million visitors each year who attend our venues from across Australia and around the globe.

To learn more about Museums Victoria, please visit About us – Museums Victoria.


Museums Victoria, Australia’s largest public museum organisation, is seeking a Programs Officer, Scienceworks to contribute to the development and delivery of programs for Scienceworks’ diverse audiences.

The Scienceworks Programs team has a strong culture of creativity, playfulness, and collaboration. We take an audience-centred approach to program development and delivery. We enjoy the challenge of creating inquiry-led experiences that engage hearts and minds, are world-expanding, and inspire reflection and action.

Working with Public Programs and Education team, some core functions of this position include:

  1. Develop a broad range of on-site and online public programs that engage diverse audiences, reflect Museums Victoria’s strategic directions and embody the venue experience.
  2. Assist with Department administrative tasks, including monitoring, maintenance and ordering of program equipment and resources, program reporting, correspondence, requisitions and purchase orders, and preparation of written and verbal reports;

Please see our Role Statement for a copy of the full Key Selection Criteria and Duties.


To view the position description, visit https://museumsvictoria.com.au/careers/

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