Events and Ceremonies - APS 4

Australian War Memorial
Closing Date
Wed, 16th October 2019
Position Type
Full Time
$62,811 - $68,294

Ongoing – Full-time
Position Description
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict. Its mission is leading remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.

Section Overview
Commemoration and Visitor Engagement (CVE) Section is part of the Public Programs Branch. The Section delivers the Memorial’s visitor experience across commemorative, interpretive and visitor service platforms 364 days a year. The Section comprises of four teams:
• Visitor Services
• Education
• Events & Ceremonies
• Last Post Ceremony

Team Overview
There are twelve positions in the Events and Ceremonies team. The annual program delivered by the team includes:
• Three major national ceremonies
• Approximately 70 commemorative ceremonies
• Approximately 10 visits for Heads of State or Head of Government
• Approximately 250 VIP visits per year
• Delivery of corporate events and launches

As a member of the Events and Ceremonies team you will be required to work on and assist with a number of these projects, often simultaneously and within strict time frames. To perform well in this role a strong attention to detail, the ability to prioritise and manage tasks effectively, and good communication skills are essential.


• Under general direction and working within established frameworks, coordinate and oversee the implementation of allocated events and ceremonies and VIP visits.
• Prepare documentation to a high standard and contribute to the ongoing development and review of events and ceremonies procedural documentation.
• Establish and maintain productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, contractors, and third party agencies.
• Actively participate and contribute to team and section meetings, prioritising work and sharing information and ideas.
• Represent the Memorial at meetings and various forums as required and manage client and stakeholder expectations.
• Undertake manual handling tasks on a wide range of projects including but not limited to electrical and audio equipment, bollards, barriers and other items used for events and ceremonies.

Please note:
• There are no media or marketing aspects to this position.
• This position will be required to work outside core business hours, weekends and public holidays.

Memorial employees are expected to model the following behaviours:
Care about their work Understand what is required
Be enthusiastic Learn all they can
Contribute fully each day Be solution focused
Drive results Don’t give up
Help others, and ask for help Make a corporate contribution

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

For more information and to apply please refer to


Mathew Rose (02) 6243 4269

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