Engagement, Learning and Programs Manager

City of Greater Geelong
VIC - Regional
Closing Date
Fri, 16th August 2019
Position Type
Full Time
VIC - Regional

About the City
City of Greater Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional municipality providing services to a growing population of 244,000 residents across 1247km2 comprised of urban, suburban, rural and coastal environments located 75km from Melbourne. The spectacular beauty of the natural environment and the creative design and historical significance of its built environment make the municipality a major tourism magnet for local and international visitors.
Our people take pride in their work and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of residents of the Geelong region. Employees are provided with engaging and rewarding work and a culture of respect and collaboration. On offer are professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, parental leave – 14 weeks paid leave, health & wellbeing program, discounted gym memberships at council facilities and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and professional team, working together for the community.

About the Arts & Culture Department
This department is part of our Investment & Attraction Division, and is responsible for leading and supporting the City's arts and culture direction and strategies, and operating significant cultural and community facilities such as the National Wool Museum and the Potato Shed.

About the Role
Through a commitment to delivering the best visitor experiences possible, building audience and the highest professional standards, this position manages the development and delivery of the following National Wool Museum (NWM) activities

a) Formal and informal learning and wellness programs and support materials.
b) New and innovative public programs accessible to the full range of NWM visitors.
c) Community engagement and access initiatives for all ages and backgrounds.
d) Recruitment, training and rostering of volunteers and student placements.
e) Assistance in the interpretation of exhibitions and collections.

As a key senior member of the team, this position contributes to the aesthetic, curatorial and audience building evolution of the National Wool Museum.

Some of the key responsibilities in this role will include:
1. Proactively liaising with education institutions in order to engage with and increase student and educator visitation.
2. Developing Australian curriculum based programs for students, along with curriculum support materials for educators that support interpretation of NWM exhibitions and collections and enhance an understanding of Australian history and heritage.
3. Developing and implementing new and innovative public programs accessible to the full range of NWM visitors.
4. Maintaining and further developing the Reminiscence Cottage space and related programs, collections, training and research for seniors and individuals living with dementia.
5. Developing and implementing a broad range of audience development initiatives that successfully build reputation and support the Museum’s cultural, audience diversification and financial objectives.
6. In line with Council and Victorian standards and policies, recruit, train and roster the Honorary (volunteer) Staff and work experience students, interns, and other volunteer placements.
7. Supporting relevant NWM staff to identify new opportunities and develop projects for museum volunteers.
8. Actively contribute to the National Wool Museum’s evolution, strategic plans and overall vision.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will require:
1. Relevant tertiary qualification.
2. Current Working with Children check.
3. Demonstrated experience in education and visitor programs in a museum or similar cultural institution.
4. Demonstrated teaching skills and experience in the development and provision of innovative programs and activities for various age and skill levels that capture the visitor’s imagination and communicate key messages to an audience.
5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the management of a large volunteer program, ideally within a cultural institution.


Applications and Enquiries
Visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/employment/default.aspx to apply.

Enquiries: Padraic Fisher | 03 5272 4954 | PFisher@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 16 August 2019.

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