VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 06th December 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Manager 1
VIC - Metro

Job no: 0051263

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Vice-Chancellor's Office

Department/School: Strategy and Culture

Salary: Senior Manager 1

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Museums and Collections

The University of Melbourne has endorsed a vision to unify its museums and collections under the umbrella of a Cultural Commons. A new Museums and Collections Department has been established to ensure coordination and alignment with University objectives. The Department is responsible for Buxton Contemporary, Science Gallery Melbourne (SGM), Ian Potter Museum of Art, Old Quadrangle Treasury, and the Grainger Museum.

The aim of the Department is to build a collaborative and flexible network around the University’s cultural assets so students, staff members local and global communities gain knowledge and understanding of contemporary and traditional cultures, scientific discovery and creative practice.

About the role

The Associate Director, Engagement has primary accountability for audience, stakeholder and public outcomes for the Museums and Collections Department. The role is further responsible for front of house across all museums and school’s education programs including the SGM Centre for STEM Excellence. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues to develop strategic and annual planning, measurement and reporting and foster a culture of collegiality and innovation.

As a member of the Museums and Collections Leadership team, The Associate Director Engagement will work alongside colleagues to ensure an inclusive workplace and genuine collaboration with Australia’s First Peoples.

About you

The successful candidate will be a leader, experienced at working in complex environments and managing multi-disciplinary staff and contractor teams. A strong communicator, you will present information in a clear and engaging manner for young adults. To be successful in this role, extensive experience in the delivery of multi-disciplinary programs that embed students, young people and the perspective of First People within engagement practice is essential.

You will also have:

Extensive experience and expertise as a Head of Engagement in a university or public venue

Highly developed influencing and negotiation skills and strong networks/relationships with national and international peers, stakeholders and colleagues within the tertiary sector and arts communities;

Demonstrated experience with school education and learning environments;

Please note: The Associate Director, Engagement role will commence in May 2021


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

To view the Position Description and to Apply

Advertised: 17 Nov 2020 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 06 Dec 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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