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30 May 2016: Development Manager
Organisation: Museum of Brisbane
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Type: Full time
Salary: $80-90,000
Closing Date: 19 Jun 2016

Development Manager
Location: City Hall, Brisbane
Work type: Full Time
Reports to: Deputy Director
Applications close Sunday 19th June.

The Development Manager is responsible for the creation and implementation of strategies that support Museum of Brisbane's sponsorship and philanthropic growth. Professional, enthusiastic, and passionate about Brisbane, the position plays a crucial role in identifying key partnerships opportunities and individuals that share our vision to create a socially inclusive, culturally rich city. It is essential that you have either experience in a similar role or skills and interests that are easily transferable to the role such as excellent written and verbal communication skills, confidence in negotiating with and engaging potential partners.

Key responsibilities 

  • Perform duties as part of the Museums Program and Audience (MAD) Committees: 
    • Contribute to the strategic direction and operation of the Museum 
    • Identify priority funding requirements 
    • Identify targeted opportunities through corporate partners, philanthropy, trusts and foundations 
    • Provide feedback and ideas to contribute to the development of new programs 
    • Contribute to the evaluation of completed programs 
  • Oversee the Museums Development Plan o Meet annual KPIs for income generated through corporate partnerships, philanthropy, government grants, trusts and foundations and venue hire 
    • Create the annual Development Plan including objectives, strategies and tactics and timeline of implementation 
    • Ensure that Museum staff and Board of Directors are engaged with the Development Plan and aware of their roles and responsibilities 
    • Provide timely reporting to Museum staff and Board of Directors 
    • Conduct routine evaluation of the Development Plan 
    • Manage contact databases o Manage budgets including invoicing 
  • Generate income (cash and in-kind) through corporate partnerships 
    • Seek out new partnership opportunities through active research, engagement and solicitation 
    • Creative innovative sponsorship proposals and negotiate strategic partnerships 
    • Ensure the timely acquittal of benefits for all corporate partner in collaboration with internal departments including Marketing, Education and Public Programs with an emphasis on strong teamwork 
    • Implement targeted outreach campaigns with prospect organisations 
    • Implement targeted events with active and prospect corporate partners 
    • Conduct regular evaluation of corporate partnerships 
  • Generate income (cash) through donations to the Museum 
    • Implement new strategies to grow the Museum's donor prospect base 
    • Implement new strategies to generate income through active and prospect donors 
    • Oversee ongoing communication with active and prospect donors 
    • Implement targeted outreach campaigns with active and prospect donors 
    • Implement targeted events with active and prospect donors 
    • Oversee the Museum's bequest program 
    • Collaborate with Collection Manager to facilitate new and manage existing donations of artworks 
    • Undertake regular evaluation of philanthropic initiatives 
  • Generate income (cash) through grants, trusts and foundations 
    • Identify potential funding opportunities through Strategic Grants and other means 
    • Ensure that funding applications and compelling support materials are submitted on time as per the guidelines of the relevant funding body 
    • Oversee the preparation of acquittal reports as per the terms of the agreement 
  • Manage the Development Coordinator 
    • Monitor staff performance and conduct performance reviews 
    • Ensure the Development Coordinator is performing their roles and responsibilities 
    • Assist the Development Coordinator with the setting of goals and strategies to support professional development 
  • Generate income (cash) through venue hire: 
    • Implement new strategies to generate venue hire leads 
    • Engage with clients, Museum staff and external suppliers to ensure the successful delivery of private functions 
  • Take all safety measures when performing duties to ensure the safety of yourself and others, and comply with Museum of Brisbane's WHS policies, procedures and Government legislation.

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will demonstrate all or most of the following: 

  • Preferably have knowledge of the arts industry, specifically the museum/gallery sector 
  • Demonstrated experience in communications 
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship development (with previous experience with sponsor and/or philanthropy preferable) 
  • Demonstrated ( or ability to build) network of contacts to generate organisational support 
  • Demonstrated experience in event management 
  • High level administrative skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills 
  • Understanding of digital marketing, print and production processes 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high energy and challenging team environment, while always remaining committed to achieving high quality, innovative results 
  • A commitment to the flexible hours that are inherent in the arts

Applications close Sunday 19th June.

All applicants must: - provide a cover letter - CV - respond to selection criteria - email your application to 

Contact: Alix Perry on 07 3339 0817 or via email.

30 May 2016: Director Programs and Engagement
Organisation: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)
Location: Ultimo, Sydney
Type: Two year temporary assignment due to secondment.
Salary: Total Remuneration Package ($174,500 - $215,000) Package includes salary, employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Closing Date: 12 Jun 2016

Curiosity. Creativity. Collaboration. Sustainability. 

  • As part of the Executive Team, to lead, direct and manage the strategic, operational and process components of the Museum's public programs
  • Total Remuneration Package ($174,500 - $215,000) Package includes salary, employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading 
  • Two year temporary assignment due to secondment.

Possessing strong public programs experience, the Director Programs and Engagement will provide leadership for the vision and long-range strategic direction of the department. The Director will be an inspiring and collaborative leader of strong profile and credibility, with a record of achievement in working in cultural enterprises of high reputation. They will lead and direct the services and workforce of the department, ensuring clear business plans and priorities, structure and roles and responsibilities; monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the performance of the Department against budgets and exhibition programs to the Director, Board of Trustees and external parties to facilitate achievement of the mission and vision of the Museum.

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Contact: Dolla Merrillees on (02) 9217 0363

20 May 2016: Digital Producer
Organisation: National Museum of Australia
Location: Acton, Canberra
Type: Ongoing
Salary: $74,522 to $83,525
Closing Date: 02 Jun 2016

Responsibilities of the position

The person selected for the position will work on a range of digital projects under the broad direction of the Manager, Digital: 

  • Establish small project teams to work on digital products for both in-exhibition display and online delivery. 
  • Project manage the delivery and installation of the production of digital products (digital interactives within exhibitions and online products). 
  • Manage contracts with third party suppliers and report any issues or risks to the Manager, Digital. 
  • Scope the product requirements and monitor their delivery to meet deadlines within budget. This includes user research, developing requirements and managing all stages of development including specifications, interface and experience design, and iteration through launch, alpha and beta phases. 
  • Perform thorough quality assurance testing on delivered products to ensure they meet the requirements, including assessing these against user needs, best practice and industry standards. 
  • Manage budgets and delivery schedules relating to individual outputs you are responsible for and report their status to the Manager, Digital. 
  • Maintain an excellent level of project administration in line with the Museum's record management policy and project management methodology. 
  • Ensure that you have sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to undertake your work safely. 
  • Have a sound understanding of, and demonstrated commitment to, the principles of workplace diversity and workplace health and safety.

Selection criteria

Applicants must respond to each of the following selection criteria in their application: 

  1. Proven experience coordinating the production of high quality digital products for delivery in a physical space and online. 
  2. Demonstrated experience delivering high quality projects on time and within budget, including managing resources, schedules, budgets and priorities. 
  3. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a multidisciplinary team in the development and implementation of high quality digital products both online and in an exhibition space, including contract management of third party suppliers. 
  4. Demonstrated application of good conceptual and analytical skills to develop briefs and tender documents for the production of creative user-focused digital products. 
  5. Proven creativity and innovative experience in the creation of digital experiences and products with an emphasis on innovation and user engagement. 
  6. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to understand complex technical issues and explain them in meaningful terms to diverse colleagues and stakeholders.
  7. Demonstrated high-level analytical skills and proven ability to think and act strategically in order to meet corporate goals.

Applications should include contact details for two referees. Applications should include contact details for two referees.


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must: - be an Australian Citizen; - undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which includes a police records check.

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Contact: Karina West, Digital, Manager on (02) 6208 5320 or via email.

20 May 2016: Gallery Collections Manager
Organisation: The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Type: Full Time
Salary: TBA
Closing Date: 10 Jun 2016

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is located in Surfers Paradise and is one of Australia's leading performing and visual arts organisations. An exciting BRAND NEW opportunity to join this dynamic organisation now exists. Gallery Collections Manager


This role works within the Gold Coast City Gallery, which sits within (and is a part of) The Arts Centre Gold Coast. This position is responsible for the ongoing archiving, research and management of the Gold Coast City Gallery Art Collection, maintaining the Collection Management System and all associated records, policies and procedures. The position oversees the preparation, transportation, installation and de-installation of exhibitions; creates timelines, schedules and allocates resources; participates in creating collection exhibitions and major projects; and undertakes activities and services related to the collection. The Gallery Collections Manager leads negotiation with other institutions for exhibition loans and corporate loans from the City Art Collection. The Collection Manager will oversee the development and delivery of the new storage facilities for the City Art Collection.


Please address how you meet the following selection criteria within your application:

  • Relevant qualifications in effective management of gallery and/or museum collections
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within a gallery or museum environment
  • Knowledge of Australian visual arts and international museum standards
  • Proven ability in the development and maintenance of computer-based collection management systems (experience using Vernon Collections Database is highly desirable).
  • Demonstrated high-level skills in the safe handling, transport and storage of exhibitions and artworks
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and convey research findings in a clear, accessible way and produce appropriate written materials, presentations and reports.
  • A current Elevated Work Platform ticket would be highly regarded


We are looking for people who can demonstrate attention to detail - so please carefully read the requirements below before applying. To submit an application you must include all of the following: 

  • A cover letter 
  • An up to date resume 
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria as listed above (either within your cover letter or separately)

Please email your completed application to:  


To download the Position Description please visit our website:  

Applications must be received by the close of business on Friday, 10th June 2016

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age.

Contact: Tracy Cooper-Lavery on 07 55884058 or via email.

20 May 2016: Philanthropy, Partnerships & Special Events Manager
Organisation: Heide Museum of Modern Art
Location: Bulleen
Type: Full time
Salary: $70,000- $80,000
Closing Date: 01 Jun 2016

The specific focus of this role is to generate revenue within the Heide Foundation and Heide Partners programs by identifying opportunities and leading engagement with philanthropic organisations, benefactors, partners and sponsors (corporate and individual), in consultation with the Director/CEO.

The role involves:

  • The identification and securing of prospective philanthropic supporters for Heide's diverse range of programs and projects
  • The development and implementation of sponsorship strategies in accordance with budgetary projections
  • The establishment of relationships, liaison with and servicing of key sponsors, partners and supporters
  • Research, writing and preparation of proposals, grant applications and contracts

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria found in the Position Description, available at

Contact: Anouska Phizacklea on 03 9850 1500 or via email.

20 May 2016: Conservator
Organisation: Museum of Transport and Technology
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Type: Full Time
Salary: $72,000 - $80,000
Closing Date: 14 Jun 2016

MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum and is home to a unique mix of collections and experiences. We are currently looking for an experienced museum professional to oversee the conservation, care and storage of our extensive collection. MOTAT is situated in Auckland New Zealand's biggest and most populated city, it enjoys a waterside location and two stunning harbours that grant Auckland the nickname 'City of Sails'. Auckland has a combination of urban living and outdoor activities with a warm temperate climate.

As the Museum's Conservator you will report to the General Manager - Collections and will provide conservation support across the MOTAT collection. In this role you will be required to: 

  • Develop, implement and communicate critical Museum policies, procedures and plans including a Museum Conservation Plan and a Collection Disaster Preparedness Plan. 
  • Contribute to the Museum's conservation needs through providing expert physical care and improvement of the collection.
  • Provide advice on the environment to ensure collections are properly accommodated. 
  • Participate in acquisitions, deaccessioning and loans process for the Museum Collection.
  • Work with others in the MOTAT Team (including our dedicated volunteers) to preserve and restore items in our collection. 
  • Engage with our visitors involving a warm and approachable manner, an excellent standard of knowledge and presentation to represent the Museum in a professional manner.

To be successful in this position you will have a qualification in the conservation of cultural materials, significant experience in conservation practice, and a minimum of 5 years' experience working in your field. If you have also worked with volunteer teams in the past and can demonstrate people management skills that would be beneficial. It is an exciting time at MOTAT with major collection projects about to commence and a number of conservation projects ready to progress, so apply now to join the team. Make your mark on the future of one of Auckland's iconic institutions!

For the position description and to apply for this role please go to MOTAT's job site:

Contact: Trisha Milsom on +64 9 845 3707 or via email.

22 Apr 2016: Gallery Director
Organisation: Rockhampton Art Gallery
Location: Rockhampton
Type: Full time
Salary: $129,000 (including cash, car allowance and superannuation)
Closing Date: 30 May 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Gallery professional to lead the Rockhampton Art Gallery as Gallery Director. This is your chance to make your mark on the development and growth of this leading regional gallery at an exciting time in the city's cultural life.

This position leads and manages the ongoing development and operational functions of the Gallery, undertakes consultation with key stakeholders to ensure the Gallery is responsive to community needs and expectations, and coordinates educational programs and Gallery exhibitions.

This is a rare opportunity to lead a team within the Art Gallery industry.

An attractive salary package of circa $129,000 (including cash, car allowance and superannuation) is on offer to the successful applicant.

Previous applicants to this role are welcome to apply.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Contact: Lucy Buzacott on 07 3891 3872 or via email.

12 Aug 2015: Casual Visitor Services Officers
Organisation: Department of Parliamentary Services
Location: Canberra
Type: Ongoing Vacancy (Ref: JR4701)
Salary: Hourly rate for these positions is $28.83 (excluding loading)
Closing Date: 31 Jul 2016

Casual Visitor Services Officers
Temporary Employment Register
Parliamentary Service Officer 2
Programs & Visitor Experience Section
Ongoing Vacancy (Ref: JR4701)

Who we are looking for? The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting casual non-ongoing Visitor Services Officers to work within the Visitor Services team at Australian Parliament House. To fill these roles, we are looking for people with exceptional presentation skills and a focus on excellent customer service. You will also enjoy working in the public environment with diverse audiences.

Casual Visitor Services Officers are required to work to meet varying demand, which may be for a few hours or a full day. There is no set roster or guarantee of hours.

Salary: Currently, the base hourly rate for these positions is $28.83 (excluding loading). Casual employees will be paid a loading in addition to the base hourly rate in lieu of payment for public holidays and accruing any type of leave (personal and annual leave), except long service leave.

Closing Date: Your registration for the PSL 2 Casual Visitor Services Officer Temporary Employment Register will remain active until 31 July 2016. After this time you will need to renew your registration by re-applying.

Eligibility and/or job specific requirements: Ability to successfully complete a Physical Competency Assessment (PCA) prior to any offer of employment; and Obtain a Working With Vulnerable People check through the ACT government.

Important Notes: Casual non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities will be offered on a short-term, irregular / intermittent basis for up to 12 months. Casual non-ongoing (temporary) employment offered through this process cannot be extended beyond the initial 12 month period. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made whilst your application remains on the register.

Please note that applications must be submitted by 11:30pm Sunday, 31 July 2016.

For further information contact: Steven Konig on (02) 6277 5217 or  

Please apply online - DPS Career Opportunities (

Contact: Steven Konig on (02) 6277 5217 or via email.


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