Programs Manager

National Wool Museum - City of Greater Geelong
VIC - Regional
Closing Date
Sun, 12th September 2021
Position Type
Full Time
LGA - Band 6 - $84,808 - $91,481 pa
VIC - Regional

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

The National Wool Museum was opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 1988, the National Wool Museum (NWM) is regarded as one of the most significant cultural venues of the region. 2022 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Dennys Lascelles Wool Stores, the iconic bluestone home of the NWM.

The Museum is currently undergoing a major revisioning; aligning the Museum’s purpose and activities with the Clever and Creative Community Vision, Geelong’s UNESCO City of Design Designation and experimental museum practice.

    As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

    • flexible work arrangements
    • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
    • a healthy and safe environment
    • our employee wellbeing program
    • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
    • career development opportunities.

    About the Role
    In this key leadership role within the National Wool Museum (NWM), you will play a pivotal role in contributing to the aesthetic, curatorial and audience experience. You will manage the delivery of experiental public programs accessible to the full range of NWM visitors, learning & education programs, the recruitment, training and rostering of volunteers and student placements and programs related to the interpretation of exhibitions and the City's Art and Heritage Collections.

    • Develop activities which increase visitation rates and make a positive financial contribution to the NWM.
    • Proactively liaise with education institutions in order to engage with and increase student and educator visitation.
    • Develop Australian curriculum-based programs for students, along with curriculum support materials for educators that support interpretation of NWM exhibitions and collections and enhance an understanding of Australian history and heritage.
    • Develop and implement a broad range of audience development initiatives that successfully build reputation and support the Museum’s cultural, audience diversification and financial objectives.
    • Actively contribute to the National Wool Museum’s evolution, strategic plans and overall vision.
    • Provide programming advice and support to other NWM areas to ensure the best possible visitor experience.

    About you
    To be successful in this role, you will have experience working in a museum or similar cultural institution, with confidence to engage with a diverse range of people and the ability to build positive and lasting relationships with stakeholders and visitors to the museum.

    • Experience in designing, developing and leading a team to deliver successful public programs in a museum or similar cultural institution.
    • Knowledge and experience in the management of volunteers and volunteer programs
    • Experience in the delivery of a diverse range of innovative program activities for various age and skill levels from early years to adult education and audiences; including those with special needs.
    • Ability to identify improvements and implement changes to ensure the delivery of outstanding programs onsite, off-site and in a digital environment.
    • Understanding of the role of museums, their objectives and programs.
    • Relevant tertiary qualification in Arts, Cultural, Heritage or Education fields or substantial experience in a similar role

    For more information, a Postion Description or to apply for this opportunity visit the CIty of Greater Geelong Careers Portal

    City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.



    Padraic Fisher, National Wool Museum Director - 03 5272 4954 -

    To Apply:

    All applications for this postion must:

    • be submitted through the CIty of Greater Geelong Careers Portal and
    • must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description and uploaded as a seperate document along with cover letter and resume as part of their application.


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