Head of Collections & Interpretation

Jewish Museum of Australia
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Thu, 18th August 2022
Position Type
Part Time
VIC - Metro

The Organisation

At the Jewish Museum of Australia, we illuminate Jewish life. At the intersection of art and Jewish culture, our museum is a place for all people to share in the Australian Jewish experience. Through a vibrant calendar of onsite and online activities and events, the Jewish Museum is recognised as one of Australia’s leading community arts/culture organisations.

Celebrating global Jewish excellence and everydayness through an Australian prism, we inspire curiosity, conversation and play with engagement and connection at our heart. Guided by our strong belief in the power of museums to change lives, we create world-class exhibitions and programs that convey the stories of our diverse community and enhance social cohesion.

With the Jewish Museum poised for major renewal over the next two years, this is an exciting moment to become part of this dynamic team and contribute a lasting impact. 

The Role

We have an exceptional opportunity for a skilled and inspired Head of Collections & Interpretation (0.8FTE)  to join the team and strategically oversee the development and implementation of the Jewish Museum’s core museological activities into a new era. 

As part of our Leadership Team, this position is responsible for the intellectual and creative stewardship of the Museum’s curatorial, collections and exhibitions programme – leading a talented department in best practice in acquisition, conservation, administration, research, access, storytelling and engagement.

The position description can be viewed on our website: www.jewishmuseum.com.au/join/work-with-us  

Additional Benefits

The Jewish Museum prides itself on nurturing a strong internal culture. As a valued member of our team, you will receive access to flexible working arrangements, additional above-award annual leave days every year, and social, professional development and wellbeing activities including an Employee Assistance Program.  

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for this role and response to key selection criteria.

Please include a list of potential referees at the end of your CV with full names and current positions, and a brief explanation of what insights they might offer on your background and skills. Referees will not be contacted without prior agreement.

Applications should be submitted by email to careers@jewishmuseum.com.au  

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Thursday 18 August 2022.


If you have any questions about this Position Description or would like to discuss any aspect of the role before submitting your application, please contact Jessica Bram, Director & CEO, j.bram@jewishmuseum.com.au, 8534 3603 for a confidential conversation.

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