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Head Of Exhibitions And Collections

Australian National Maritime Museum - Sydney, NSW

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Head of Exhibitions and Collections

  • EL2 – Attractive salary package and employee benefits including 15.4% superannuation
  • Ongoing
  • Australia’s leading museum located waterside in beautiful Darling Harbour

Reporting to the Assistance Director and Chief Experience Officer you will establish and maintain an integrated audience-focused visitor offer in the museum with ‘Digital First’ mentality, working closely with colleagues across the organisation, primarily with the curatorial, digital, learning, project management, marketing, brand, and communications teams. This is a pivotal role in the Experience division where you will lead the Collections, Conservation, Preparation & Installation, and Exhibitions teams to further the Museum’s mission with respect to collection care, loan activity, temporary exhibitions, and on-going presentations of the permanent collection.

The position is accountable for planning the exhibition program, including development of innovative programs that will expand our regional outreach together with the following:

  • Lead the strategic innovation & creation and planning process for exhibitions
  • Develop a suite of programs and exhibitions which will enhance & help remote areas in their economic recovery from
  • Manage the Exhibitions and Collections program of work
  • Oversee the management of the National Maritime Collection
  • Coach, manage and inspire the Exhibitions and Collections section
  • Oversee the management of collection stewardship process
  • Build highly productive working relationships, both within and outside the museum. Develop and foster a network of contacts with national/international cultural institutions and ensure that outcomes of the museum’s exhibition and collections programs are effectively communicated to museum Executive, Council and Government
  • Manage financial planning, operations and staffing resources

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive experience of audience-focused interpretation, exhibition, visitor experience and/or media development in a museum or similar institution
  • Experience of successfully managing and engaging internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in the field of exhibitions and interpretation, including awareness of current sector work in digital media
  • Experience with the management and stewardship of museum collections and demonstrated awareness of object storage, handling and display requirements, loans protocols and acquisition and deaccession processes
  • Strong organisational, budgeting and planning skills with a high level of attention to detail, including demonstrated budget and schedule management.
  • Commercial acumen and ability to plan strategically, formulate business plans and budgets, manage resources, make effective decisions, and drive outcomes
  • L eadership experience

Applictions Close: 11.30pm AEST 23rd February 2021. No applications will be accepted by mail or email.

Selection for this position will be made on the basis of relative merit which will be assessed against each item of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for short listing by the Selection Committee. As part of the selection process the selection committee may invite candidates to undertake psychometric test, you should advise the selection committee if you have any special needs. Psychometric tests may be used as the initial short-listing test or later in the selection process. Some tests are very short while others may take one or more hours.

This position is open to all eligible members of the community and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from every cultural and linguistic background. To be an eligible member of the community, you must be an Australian citizen. Applications may be accepted from Australian permanent residents who are in the process of acquiring Australian citizenship.