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Museum Educator – Casual

Position title
Museum Educator - Casual

Learning Services and Community Outreach

APS Level 3

Immediate supervisor
Learning Services Officer

Casual, Non-ongoing

Acton, Canberra

Application close date
11.30pm Thursday 1 March 2018

Position contact
Sheona White, Head of Learning Services and Community Outreach
(02) 6208 5201,

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service, TTY call 133 677, Speak and Listen 1300 555 727.

The Museum

The National Museum of Australia is a place that celebrates our people and our culture of storytelling. It is a place to explore our relationships to each other, to the places we live, and to the objects and events in our past. The Museum is the place where we come together to share stories of our unique and distinctive nation, to be part of a national conversation. Come and join the conversation. Be part of the story. Our story.

Information about our collections, galleries, research, temporary exhibitions and public programs, as well as corporate documents including annual reports, strategic plans and visitor research is available on our website at Applicants are encouraged to review this information as part of their application preparation.

Working environment and remuneration

The Museum offers:

  • creative and diverse work
  • a flexible and family friendly working environment
  • results that you can see and from which you can have immediate job satisfaction.

Annual salary of between $55,779 and $60,205 (plus casual loadings in lieu of public holidays and paid leave) plus superannuation. Employment conditions are covered by the National Museum of Australia Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020 or its successor. Other arrangements may be negotiated under an Individual Flexibility Agreement. The Museum supports the use of flexible working arrangements.

Responsibilities of the section

The Learning Services and Community Outreach business unit delivers a range of education, public and community outreach programs on behalf of the Museum. The business unit focuses on lifelong learning opportunities for the diverse range of Museum visitors, both at its Acton site and throughout Australia, with an increasing emphasis on the creative and imaginative use of existing and new technologies. The unit works closely with the curatorial, publishing, communications and marketing, visitor services and fundraising and development business units in order to successfully engage national and international audiences in accordance with the Museum’s strategic priorities.

Responsibilities of the position

A Museum Educator (casual) is responsible for delivery of program to school groups, family groups and public programs. Specifically a Museum Educator (casual) is responsible for:

  1. Delivering engaging programs associated with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, ideas and themes to school groups, family groups and public programs
  2. Coordinating the operational aspects of these programs
  3. Supporting Learning Services and Community Outreach volunteers in their duties to ensure the effective delivery of programs
  4. Assisting with administrative and other tasks associated with specific programs, including communicating program and event information across the Museum and evaluating programs
  5. Ensuring that he/she has sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to undertake his/her work safely and that employees and volunteers have sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to enable them to perform their duties safely.

Note: This position will require some work on weeknights, weekends and public holidays. It may also involve some strenuous physical activity from time to time.

Selection criteria

  1. Ability to deliver and evaluate relevant and engaging programs to diverse audiences.
  2. Sound communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. An understanding of, and interest in, Australian history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures and a willingness and capacity to continue to further this understanding and interest.
  4. Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  5. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of Workplace Diversity and Equity, Workplace Relations and Work Health and Safety and the ability to apply them to work practices.

Note: Please provide a 1–2 page brief statement of claims against selection criteria. Applications should include contact details for two referees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Museum is an equal employment opportunity workplace.

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;
- hold a General Registration for Working With Vulnerable People (ACT).

Further enquiries

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact Sheona White, Head of Learning Services and Community Outreach, (02) 6208 5201,


Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you have problems submitting your online application, please email

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