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Organisation : Australian Museum

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Clerk Grade 3/4 ($74,117 - $81,158) with a total remuneration package up to $90,369 per annum

Application closing date : 11 Nov, 2021

About the role

Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 3/4 ($74,117 – $81,158) with a total remuneration package up to $90,369 per annum

Employment Status: Ongoing Full Time

About the Role

The Australian Museum (AM) is looking for an all-rounder with passion, drive and a genuine “can-do” attitude who is confident at managing competing priorities across a variety of projects. You will be liaising with the AM’s valued donors and Government stakeholders and will be responsible for providing outstanding customer service and building positive and effective relationships.

The Donor and Government Relations Coordinator will work closely with the Manager, Strategy and Development and will be a valuable member of our small, but dedicated team seeking to bring about transformation through philanthropy on a range of projects including First Nations activities, scientific research projects, capital works, gallery redevelopment, education projects and public programs.

The role also provides support to the Director, Public Affairs and Development in maintaining strong relationships with all levels of Government. The NSW Government is the AM’s key stakeholder and as such the Donor & Government Relations Coordinator provides effective communications and reporting to NSW Government stakeholders including but not limited to the Minister’s office, the Dept of Premier & Cabinet, Create NSW and other Government depts and agencies.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and manage a varied workload
  • High level of initiative and willingness to learn
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering customer service and interacting effectively with a variety of individuals
  • Strong administrative skills fluent in the suite of Office software systems
  • Sound financial and basic accounting skills


Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, communications, marketing and event management or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office suite products essential


Knowledge & Experience

  • Current knowledge and working experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description


For more information please download the documents Role Description and Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A one to two page covering letter which addresses the role description’s essential requirements and your relevant experience
  2. Resume (up to four pages)


As part of the online application process you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions.

  1. Describe an experience that you have had when you were able to successfully deliver exceptional customer experience. (500 word maximum)
  2. Share an example of how you managed multiple competing priorities or deadlines in the past. (500 word maximum)


Enquiries: Claudia Rowe, Manager, Strategy & Development, or 0420 966 642

The Australian Museum welcomes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Museum

About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. 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 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.  

The AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change. 

The AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs. 

For more information, visit the website

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Donor And Government Relations Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture

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