We currently have one (1) Permanent Part-Time Vacancy for immediate filling.

The role is shared with another Volunteer Coordinator working 52.5hrs per fortnight across a seven-day rotating roster which includes weekends.

About us

The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.

About the role

Volunteers play an integral role at the Western Australian Museum, enriching the visitor experience. The Volunteer Coordinator supervises the volunteers onsite at the WA Museum Boola Bardip, overseeing the development of activation programs that assist the volunteers to interpret gallery, site, and exhibition content.

The role works directly with other programming and front-of-house teams to facilitate volunteers, supporting the public outreach and education programs, and generally welcomes visitors. A focus of the role is to conduct recruitment, induction, and training of volunteers and make sure the volunteers’ work operates in a safe and happy environment.

About you

You are a dynamic, self-motivated, organised, and efficient person who enjoys working in a collaborative environment. You are outgoing and enjoy communicating with a diverse range of people and believe in creating a fun, supportive, and safe space for volunteers to contribute.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop dynamic and impactful volunteer programs where you support and provide supervision to volunteers;
  • be responsible for the orientation, placement, rostering, and supervision of our motivated and diverse volunteers at the WA Museum;
  • contribute to the implementation of health and safety processes, ensuring program compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2020; and
  • work collaboratively across program teams to devise and support program development and implementation.

Eligibility to Apply

To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have a valid working visa (for fixed term appointments) or be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a visa to live and work indefinitely in Australia (for permanent appointments) at the time of application.

A current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy.

We also require the following:

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check, and be available to work outside normal business hours, including weekend shifts.

Equity and Diversity

The WA Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable and diverse working environment and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and young people. The Museum values the importance of a work environment which is representative of the wider community, and which supports a variety of perspectives

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies at the WA Museum for a period of twelve (12) months, in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner’s Instructions No. 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsWA.