Employment Opportunities

Museum Victoria is Australia’s largest public museum organisation and it employs over 600 staff from varied backgrounds for a diverse range of occupations. The work environment is dynamic, exciting and inclusive.

Museum Victoria embraces diversity and encourages applications from people with disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you require additional assistance with the application process please contact the Recruitment and Learning & Development Coordinator via email at jobs@museum.vic.gov.au or fax 03 8341 7210.

The National Relay Service (NRS) can assist people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, please visit their website for more information: http://relayservice.gov.au/business.

Museum Victoria only responds to applications for advertised positions. If you have any questions relating to our recruitment process, email your questions to jobs@museum.vic.gov.au. For more information on benefits and conditions of working at Museum Victoria, please take a look at our Staff Partnership Agreement.


Chief Executive Officer, Museum Victoria

Work Type: Fixed term; fulltime
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne – CBD
Salary Range: $202,489 - $324,100
Job Duration: not exceeding 5 years, but may be renewed

Position Details:

  • Based at Museum Victoria’s award-winning venue, Melbourne Museum
  • Close to public transport


ABOUT MUSEUM VICTORIA:

Museum 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 the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Chief Executive Officer is accountable for the formulation and delivery of the vision and overall direction for Museum Victoria, and ensuring the responsible management of its people, culture, collection, assets and stakeholder relationships.

The Chief Executive Officer will lead the transformational change of Museum Victoria in a strategic and visionary manner. He or she will approach this task with distinctive ideas for creating a dramatic, world-class museum. A focus on public interest and developing a high performance culture of willingness to be the best is required.

Specific duties include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of Museum Victoria’s strategic objectives to ensure the delivery of world-class cultural facilities, research programs, digital experiences, collection management practices, commercial businesses, and public and education programming.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the Museums Board of Victoria and provide timely, authoritative advice and information to the Board.
  • Build a collaborative relationship with Creative Victoria and undertake effective advocacy on behalf of Museum Victoria with government departments and agencies that are strategically aligned with the museum’s activities.
  • Provide leadership to the Executive Management Team to engender a collaborative approach to strategic decision making and to the effective operation of Museum Victoria.
  • Represent Museum Victoria as its principal spokesperson and lead the promotion of the Museum Victoria brand nationally and internationally through the media and through key stakeholder relationships with government departments, funding bodies, program partners, peer institutions and community organisations.
  • Develop a resilient organisational culture that supports the networked structure of Museum Victoria and that values the health, safety, wellbeing and development of staff. Maintain clear lines of communication internally to ensure that all staff understand how they contribute to the strategic direction of Museum Victoria.
  • As the Accountable Officer, ensure the effective management of financial resources and promulgate a strong culture of risk management that delivers on Museum Victoria’s compliance obligations.
  • Oversee the fundraising activities of Museum Victoria and the generation of additional income streams and new business activities that diversify and grow Museum Victoria’s revenue base.
  • Ensure that Museum Victoria remains at the forefront of the application of digital technologies by the museum sector.
  • Support and promote the relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with Museum Victoria.
  • Provide leadership for the Communications and Partnerships Department in audience development and communication, driving Museum Victoria’s brand positioning and developing fundraising strategies.
  • Comply with Museum Victoria's policies and procedures and with relevant legislation and regulations.


OTHER INFORMATION

This position is full time. The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Museums Board of Victoria, with the approval of the Minister for Creative Industries, for a term not exceeding 5 years (which may be renewed).

A remuneration package befitting a Chief Executive of this calibre will be offered, within the Executive Officer 2 band within the Victoria Public Service.

HOW TO APPLY

A detailed statement and application instructions regarding this opportunity are available by calling the assisting consultants, Egon Zehnder on +61 3 9678 9600 or emailing mel.search@egonzehnder.com.
  

MV/8024 Sales Co-ordinator Museum Spaces Department; Corporate Services Division

Classification: Grade 2; Value Range 2
Position Type: Full time; Fixed Term 12 months 
Number of Positions: 1
How to Apply: Apply online. Please send your Covering Letter, Resume and a statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.  
Contact information: Please contact Daniel Goncalves 03 9270-5004
Applications close: Wednesday, 7 September 2016.

MV/6939 Ian Potter Australian Wildlife BioBank Research Fellow Sciences Department; Collections, Research and Exhibitions Division

Classification: Grade 4; Value Range 1
Position Type: Full time; fixed term three years
Number of Positions:
How to Apply: Apply online. Please send your Covering Letter, Resume and a statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.
Contact information: Please contact Dr Joanna Sumner 03 8341 7417
Applications close: Wednesday, 14 September 2016. 

MV/9331 Experience Developer, Exhibitions Department; Collections Research and Exhibitions Division

Classification: Grade 4; Value Range 1
Position Type: Full time; Fixed term until 31 December 2018
Number of Positions: 1
How to Apply: Apply online. Please send your Covering Letter, Resume and a statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.  
Contact information: Please contact Hamish Palmer on 8341-7584
Applications close: Monday, 12 September 2016.

How to apply

All applications should be submitted online. To apply for positions, refer to the instructions located in each job advertisement.