Creative Producer, Placemaking and Interpretation

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 18th August 2019
Position Type
Full Time
VIC - Metro

• Opportunity to work for an iconic Victorian landmark
• Full-time, Ongoing position
• South Yarra location

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden. Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

The Creative Producer Placemaking and Interpretation is responsible for creating, developing and overseeing successful delivery of innovative, impactful, multidisciplinary and multidimensional interpretation and storytelling of RBGV’s living collections, significant sites, heritage and future stories for visitors to Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. This is achieved through a range of digital and site-based signage, audio and visual media, as well as emerging technologies broadly.

Success Profile

• Tertiary qualification in placemaking, interpretation, digital media, digital arts, communications and media, and/or other equivalent, relevant qualification or experience
• Post graduate qualification in placemaking, interpretation, cultural or curatorial studies is desirable but not essential
• Five+ years’ experience in the research, development and delivery of placemaking and interpretive experiences for diverse audiences
• Clear understanding of how science, technology, arts and participation align to generate innovative and impactful visitor experiences
• Experience developing products/programs to illuminate collections is desirable
• Current knowledge of the culture, heritage or tourism sector is desirable
• Highly creative with the ability to generate and collaborate on fresh concepts/stories/approaches
• Sound technical knowledge and skills, in particular an understanding of technical requirements for onsite signage and brand implementation
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to pitch to stakeholders at various levels.

For further details please refer to the position description.

To apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s website at or

Enquiries can be directed by email to Emer Harrington, Head Programming and Audience Development at

Applications must include a CV and a letter (no longer than three pages) addressing the list of role requirements under the heading of Success Profile as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments’ heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.


Enquiries can be directed by email to Emer Harrington, Head Programming and Audience Development at

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