Strategic and Internal Communication Officer - APS 6

Australian War Memorial
Closing Date
Sun, 25th August 2019
Position Type
77,795 - 87,043

This position will be filled for a specified task, initially up to December 2020.

Position Description

Once in a century opportunity to help us tell their stories.

Are you interested in history? Would you like to help us make it?

The Australian War Memorial is currently undergoing the most significant redevelopment project since it first opened its doors in 1941. We need someone to tell the story of this redevelopment, connecting audiences across Australia, and our own staff, to a shared vision for the future of the Memorial.

You’ll need to be an experienced professional communicator. You’ll prepare messages about the changes and you’ll know where to put those messages for best effect. You’ll help deliver a first class communications strategy and plan for internal and external audiences. You’ll understand the media, including social media, and be able to tailor messages accordingly. You’ll need to get to know our stakeholders well, and you’ll need to manage them carefully and sensitively.

This program is unique. It’s a one off. It’s a fantastic opportunity to show off your skills to the nation. You’ll work with people who are the best in the business. Memorial staff are focused and will help, guide, mentor and coach you to success.

You’ll need to apply NOW for this opportunity, it won’t be available again.

We are looking forward to reading your application and resume, and hopefully having you on the team.

Core Responsibilities

Under broad direction the Strategic and Internal Communication Officer will:
• Implement the strategic communications and engagement plan to support the Memorial’s redevelopment, ensuring all messaging aligns with the strategic narrative of the program
• Proactively engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders to gather information, prepare communication materials, and brief executive on communication activities and issues
• Assist with the creation of positive and reactive media, social media, and internal communications messages relating to the Memorial redevelopment
• Continually evaluate the effectiveness of communication activities and report performance regularly to the Memorial’s executive group
• Act as secretariat for the Memorial’s Redevelopment Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Working Group
• Perform day-to-day communications and stakeholder engagement functions as required by the Memorial

For more information and to apply please refer to


For further information on the position, please call the Contact Officer: Chris Wagner (02) 6243 4585.

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