This is an identified role in accordance with the Government Sector Act 2013
About the Australian Museum
The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and was founded in 1827 as the first museum in Australia. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 18 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures & science accessible and relevant to everyone. For more information, visit the website.
The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.
About the role
The role will assist with the sourcing, developing and delivery of Australian Museum programs with First Nations content for diverse audiences, assisting visitors to engage with and expand their understanding of First Nations people, science, history and knowledge. This will be done by facilitating a multitude of Indigenous voices and by highlighting the significant cultural collections housed by the Museum, while ensuring that First Nations programs the Museum delivers to the public are done so in a culturally appropriate manner and in the spirit of reconciliation.
From expert talks and workshops to music and live performances, and after-hours events, the Project Officer, First Nations Program aid the Creative Producers with the design and development of innovative programs that will ensure the Australian Museum is a space that is inclusive and accessible to Indigenous voices and communities as well as a premier destination in Sydney for all to celebrate First Nations culture.
As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate;
- Experience planning and delivering a diverse range of programs and events, preferably in a Museum context or Tourism context.
- Expertise and experience in program and audience development
- Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Event Management, History, Culture, Art, or Science
- Adequate knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in the Role Description
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.
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