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Organisation : Australian Museum

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $99,431 - $110,064

Application closing date : 14 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Museum

About the role

Exhibition Producer

Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8 ($99,431 – $110,064) with a total remuneration package up to $122,556 per annum

Employment Status: 1 ongoing role and 1 temporary full time to 30 June 2024

Location: Sydney CBD

About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade, 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.

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 Exhibition Producer role

Planning, coordinating and delivering a range of exhibition projects across the Museum to agreed outcomes within time and budget constraints. The role holder will work collaboratively to consider all departmental interdependencies and needs. They will ensure that the project work complies with all codes and regulations, meets collections care requirements and provides a safe and inclusive environment for staff and visitors. This role sits within a small but agile project management team juggling multiple exhibition projects, objectives and deadlines within the Exhibitions branch.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent Heritage or Arts & Culture industry experience along with a demonstrated understanding of educational and learning principles in museum settings.
  2. Experience in managing projects of diverse types in cultural venues and an understanding of the processes involved with delivering exhibitions of varying size, with an emphasis on public spaces that have a heritage component featuring high-value cultural and natural science collections.
  3. Demonstrated project management skills together with knowledge of and experience in working collaboratively with diverse subject-matter experts responsible for content and design development in a museum program or public space.
  4. Excellent working knowledge and understanding of the application of guidelines, Work Health and Safety (WH&S) legislation and regulations; NSW government procurement and tendering processes; and building services and infrastructure, including building codes and standards.
  5. Possession of a Class C Driver Licence and a Construction White card would be advantageous.
  6. Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.


The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.

More information about applying for a role in the public sector can be found on the I work for NSW page.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A 1-2 page covering letter which addresses the essential requirements and focus capabilities of the role description
  2. A resume including 2 professional references with contact numbers and email addresses.

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

  • Please give an example of a relevant and challenging exhibition delivery project that you worked on that required innovative thinking in order to deliver on time and on budget (500 words maximum).
  • Outline your understanding of accessible design and how this is considered in exhibitions. (maximum 500 words)

Please submit your attachments as PDF; only applications submitted through iwork NSW will be considered.

Please click here for a Role Description

Enquiries: Fran Dorey, Head of Exhibitions, 02 9320 62342 email

It is a condition of employment at the Australian Museum that all employees, or prospective employees, be double vaccinated for COVID 19.  

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. 

How to apply

Position Description : RD - Exhibitions Producer

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Exhibition Producer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Project_Management
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture


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