Manager, Digital Education and Outreach

Australian Museum
NSW - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 19th July 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Clerk Grade 7/8 ($97,152 - $107,540 with a total remuneration package up to $119,208 per annum
NSW - Metro
  • Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8 ($97,152 - $107,540 with a total remuneration package up to $119,208 per annum 
  • Employment Status: Temporary, Full Time, 5 days per week (up to 30 June 2022) 
  • Location: Sydney CBD 
  • More information

About the Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum is located on the traditional homelands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.  The Australian Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past, present and emerging.  

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet and was founded in 1827 as the first museum in Australia. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures & science accessible and relevant to everyone. 

It’s an exciting time to work for the Australian Museum (AM) as we are closed to the public to enable our major renovation, Project Discover, and are currently redeveloping our digital education and outreach programs. We’re looking for an innovative program manager to join our Education team to develop our Digital Education and Outreach Strategy and manage the ongoing delivery of key outreach programs, including Museum in a Box and our virtual excursion program. 

For more information, visit the website

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard. 

About the role 

AM outreach programs provide access to AM content, research and collections for those in regional, rural and remote areas of New South Wales and across Australia. AM education programs encourage cultural engagement and positive social change led by First Nations educators as well as encouraging exploration of the natural world by providing contemporary, stimulating and challenging programs which draw upon the AM collections and expertise. The AM’s outreach programs offer engagement with schools and communities, including audiences with additional needs and those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as through digital technologies and object-based learning. 

The Manager, Education Outreach will provide strong content knowledge, strategic direction and operational support within the Education team to increase digital delivery of education programs in a coordinated manner and attract new audiences via online learning. 

Essential Requirements  

  • As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate  
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in education, science communication, digital media or the arts and cultural sector.  
  • Demonstrated experience managing the development and delivery of high quality outreach and/or digital learning programs. 
  • Hold a valid NSW Working with Children clearance.  

For more information please download the documents Role Description and Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

What you will get: 

You will gain experience working for a leading cultural institution alongside creative and inspiring cultural and scientific minds. This is a fantastic opportunity for an education professional to join our diverse team creating engaging learning experiences. 

Applicants must  submit: 

  • A one to two page covering letter which addresses the above essential requirements  
  • Resume 

As part of the online application process you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions. 

  1. Give an example of a successful education program you have managed. Outline the program outcomes, how you delivered on these and how you measured success?  
  2. Identify the three most important things to consider when developing a digital learning program.  

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Records Check

Enquiries: Vanessa Gardos


The Australian Museum welcomes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment. 


Vanessa Gardos, 

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