Exhibition Project Manager | [C393]

Exhibition Project Manager | [C393]

21 Mar
Legal Aid NSW

21 Mar

Legal Aid NSW


Exhibition Project Manager-0000878R

Exhibition Project Manager 

Salary Classification: Exhibition Project Manager, Clerk Grade 7/8 ($97,443 - $107,863) with a total remuneration package up to $119,555 per annum 

Employment Status: Temporary, Full Time

Engagement period: For a period up to 12 months 

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 . 

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nations 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 Role 

Planning, coordinating and delivering a diverse range of exhibition-centric capital works projects across the Museum to agreed outcomes within time and budget constraints. The role requires someone who can project manage, support content development and design, and work collaboratively across a range of branches, including Building Services and Education. Several exhibition projects will have a First Nations-centric approach and voice, requiring demonstrated cultural competency on the role holders’ part. A strong ability to deliver excellence and innovation as part of the visitor experience is essential. Development and delivery of each project will need to comply with building code and collections care requirements while providing a safe and inclusive environment for staff and visitors. This role sits within a small but agile project management team juggling multiple exhibition projects and content development, often with concurrent deadlines, as part of the Exhibitions branch. 

Requirements for the role 


- Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or a minimum of 5 years equivalent working experience in the Heritage or Arts & Culture industry. 

Knowledge and Experience 

- Experience in managing capital programs in cultural venues, and delivering family-friendly exhibitions of varying size, with an emphasis on public spaces that have a heritage component featuring high-value cultural and natural science collections. 

- Demonstrated project management skills together with substantial knowledge of, and experience in, working collaboratively with diverse subject-matter experts, including First Nations Knowledge holders, responsible for content and design development in a public space. 

- 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. 

- Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this


- Class C Drivers’ License 

- Construction White Card 

For more information please download the documents and

Applicants must submit:

- A one to two page covering letter which addresses the role description’s essential requirements and your relevant experience 

- Resume

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

- Please give an example of an educational or First Nations-based exhibition or public engagement program you delivered: what was the scale of the project, how did you address the challenges and what was the outcome? (500 words maximum)

- Please outline your approach to project management, including tools and techniques for successful project delivery while working with multi-disciplinary teams. (500 words maximum) 

Enquiries: Gillian Scott – Manager, Exhibitions: 02 9320 6283 or email:

The Australian Museum welcomes applications from First Nations People, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a 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 adjustments for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment. 


Sydney Region

Work Type


Number of Positions

1Total Remuneration Package:$119,555. Package includes salary ($97,443 - $107,863), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.ContactGillian Scott-9320 6283

Closing Date


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Trades and services


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