Researcher – Te Pasifika Redevelopment ( 3 x positions)

Museums Victoria
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 13th January 2019
Position Type
Full Time
VIC - Metro

• Work on a ground-breaking exhibition based on community engagement principles
• Work within a supportive and friendly team environment
• Become a member of Museums Victoria’s award winning exhibitions team

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a researcher with a deep knowledge of the living cultures, histories and people of the Pacific region to engage in research and content development for the Te Pasifika gallery redevelopment, as well as related outputs such as publications and other visitor experiences.
Museums Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

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The purpose of this position is to undertake research and develop content for a new long-term exhibition in the Te Pasifika Gallery at the Melbourne Museum.

The position is accountable for undertaking research and liaising with the Lead Curator, Experience Developer and Pasifika communities, along with the wider Te Pasifika team and subject specialists, to develop rigorous and stakeholder-supported content for a new long-term exhibition relating to Pasifika people, culture and history at the Melbourne Museum.

Notable skills and experiences:
• Deep knowledge of the living cultures, histories and people of the Pacific region
• Demonstrated research expertise in a relevant discipline such as history, anthropology or museum studies
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and contribute to a project team environment, and the ability to work to project deadlines within the complexity of a team environment
• Demonstrated experience in communicating research outputs in engaging and accessible ways, including the ability to identify stories and narratives.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills including the ability to represent the museum to peers and the wider community
• Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders

Please see position description (Role Statement) for full the Key Selection Criteria required by the successful applicant. Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

This is a full-time, fixed term position until February 2020. The salary on offer is $67,866 per annum; paid pro-rata (Base of Grade) plus 9.5% superannuation.
To view the position description, please visit our employment website: and select ‘Current Vacancies’

For more information about this position, please contact Michelle Moo on (03) 8341 7226.

To apply, please follow this link:

Please attach the three following documents with your application:
• Your Cover letter
• Your CV
• Your written responses to the Key Selection Criteria as described in the Role Statement

Applications Close: Sunday, 20 January 2019


Michelle Moo - Direct Line: (03) 8341 7226

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