First Peoples' Project Officer

Closing Date
Mon, 05th October 2020
Position Type
Part Time
Approx. $80-$90K pro rata

An opportunity exists for an Indigenous person to manage a national project to deliver a cultural competency training package to regional and community museums and galleries. This project is a critical pathway in First Peoples: A Roadmap for Enhancing Indigenous Engagement in Museums and Galleries (the Roadmap).

This is a six-month project, commencing immediately, which will build cultural competence across AMaGA members working with Indigenous communities and collections. There is the possibility of extension and therefore expansion of the project scope should the successful applicant source additional funding.

This person will be working with the AMaGA membership, communications, and professional development team to deliver this project.

The project officer will coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of guidelines and training to improve Indigenous cultural competency for regional and community museums and galleries. The role will develop skills in research, project management and communication with a range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders across museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural collecting institutions and requires sound knowledge of relevant issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

The project will include online, foundation cultural competency training for staff and volunteers working in regional and community museums and galleries using an established online provider, as well as role-specific face-to-face/webinar training, development of factsheets and other documents. The online cultural competency training package will be provided by an established online supplier, selected in consultation with the Indigenous Advisory Group. Region-specific training with local Indigenous cultural competency providers will be considered dependent on additional funding.

It is offered at 0.5 FTE

Management and oversight will be through the Indigenous Advisory Group.




Stephanie Hamilton, Project Officer
Alex Marsden, National Director
Phone: 02 6230 0346

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