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Volunteer & Internship Program Coordinator, Museums, and Volunteer Program Coordinator, Collections

We are looking for two collaborative and passionate Volunteer Program Coordinators to join a leading NSW Government Executive Agency. You will be part of a diverse, professional and dynamic team that supports MHNSW to achieve its goals.

What the opportunity is:

What we do
MHNSW brings together the museums, historic houses and associated collections previously in the care of Sydney Living Museums with the vast collection of more than 13 million items held by the former NSW State Archives. This includes one of the world’s most complete and important collections documenting colonisation.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us at MHNSW.

What you’ll do with us
This role will coordinate the engagement of volunteers and interns to enhance public access, knowledge and enjoyment of Museums of History NSW’s museums, programs and projects.

For more information on the roles contact Susan Sedgwick Director, Museum Operations & Visitor Services on 0408 467 236.

What you need to do to apply 
To apply you will need to submit the following:,

Also, note:

Diversity and Flexible Working
We are expert keepers and tellers of history, and its many stories, peoples, and cultures.  We want to create a team and workplace that reflects this diversity as well as the diversity in the communities we serve. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better, more inclusive results and connects our people to our communities, to our history, and to each other.

Our vision is to support and empower First Nations people, communities and culture, and across the sites that we care for, we are committed to shifting perspectives, truth-telling and delivering honest reflections on history.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our team can provide alternative formats to apply, make adjustments to the recruitment process and offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks.

If you have a disability and require more information or assistance please contact People & Culture on [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

Role 1: 
Essential Requirements – Volunteer & Internship Program Coordinator, Museums (based in Sydney CBD)

Role 2: 
Essential Requirements – Volunteer Program Coordinator, Collections (based in Kingswood)

Indicate which of the two roles you are applying for: 

  1. Volunteer & Internship Program Coordinator – Museums (based in Sydney CBD), or
  2. Volunteer Program Coordinator – Collections (based in Kingswood).

What you need to tell us – Targeted questions:

  1. The role coordinates the engagement of volunteers across MHNSW teams and places and is responsible for ensuring a positive volunteer experience whilst balancing this with organisational needs and priorities. Please outline your experience or knowledge of volunteer management, including your awareness of relevant legislation, best practice standards, the challenges of coordinating a volunteer program and examples of how you have/would work to address these.
  2. Working with staff across MHNSW the role coordinates and delivers all aspects of volunteer engagement including recruitment, training, support to ensure wellbeing, recognition and ongoing engagement activities and events. Strong communication and relationship-building skills, along with developed administrative, documentation, project management and information management skills are critical to success in the roles. Please describe a recent scenario that demonstrates how you fulfil these capabilities and outline your personal working style.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.