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Senior Internal Communications Advisor – MAAS

Closing date:   March 24, 2019
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   $116,293. Package includes salary ($94,782 - $104,918), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Alison Wares, Head of Communications, 02 9217 0536
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is an executive agency of the New South Wales State Government. Embodying the best of design ingenuity and innovation, the Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and is a highly successful interdisciplinary institution that sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in supporting the brand and vision of the city.

Access to the Museum’s exceptional collection is a cornerstone of the vision, opening up opportunities for engagement, participation and research. Deepening audience engagement, bringing the collections to life through hands on experiences and offering a variety of pathways through ideas and information is key to the delivery of our programs for people of all ages across our three sites: the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in The Rocks and the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

Planning is underway for the Museum’s longer term future in Parramatta, following the announcement that the Riverbank site will be the site of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Parramatta. This represents a once in a generation opportunity to develop a twenty first century museum that responds to growth and the changing shape of Sydney, and to contemporary methods of content delivery, learning and collaboration.

The opportunity 
This is a brilliant opportunity for an experienced senior communications advisor with the ability to develop and implement internal communications strategies which will engage and inspire the MAAS team during an exciting period.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively across the organisation to provide advice, guidelines and tools to enhance the quality of internal communications
  • Deliver communications content that is timely, consistent and on message to internal audiences
  • Coordinate all internal communications channels Develop dynamic and engaging internal communications materials across a range of formats, including presentations, speech notes, marketing copy and digital content.
  • This newly created role will have a particular focus on supporting the internal communications related to the MAAS Project and ongoing renewal of the museum.

The ideal candidate for this role has:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant communications, public relations or related discipline.
  • Experience implementing internal communications for a major construction, infrastructure or community consultation project, related organisation or government department.
  • Experience in a variety of communications disciplines including marketing, public relations and communications.
  • High-level time management skills.
  • High-level oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate with internal teams and manage external contractors to deliver desired outcomes

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