Project Manager, Exhibitions

The University of Melbourne
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 19th November 2023
Position Type
Full Time
$102,338 - $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super
VIC - Metro

Job no: 0052278
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Department: University Museums and Collections
Salary: UOM 7 – $102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead exhibition and programming projects to support the University's Cultural Commons vision
  • Collaborate with high level experts in the museum and gallery sector.
  • Work within a dynamic team, gaining exposure to multiple museums and ways of working Salary range, 17% super, benefits, and a flexible hybrid work environment!

About the Role
As the Project Manager, Exhibitions, you will play a pivotal role in realising the University of Melbourne's vision to unify its museums and collections under the Cultural Commons initiative. You will lead and deliver exhibitions and programs across the Museums and Collections Department, collaborating with curatorial, collections and operations specialists to deliver world class exhibitions. You will ensure that projects align with the institution's cultural and academic goals while fostering inclusivity and collaboration. This is a unique opportunity to shape the University's global cultural standing and enhance its educational impact.

  • Your responsibilities will include:
  • Lead projects that deliver high-quality outcomes for designated exhibitions, from concept through delivery, while ensuring project plans are met
  • Lead and coordinate project teams on exhibitions and public programs
  • Provide production and project management services for multidisciplinary exhibitions and initiatives across UoM Museums and Galleries, fostering inclusive collaboration

Develop operational processes, manage budgets, schedules, contracts, and stakeholder communication, while ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and the inclusion of First Nations perspectives in team activities

Who we are looking for
You will possess exceptional communication skills to convey complex logistical and technical details, prioritise tasks effectively, work collaboratively within a small team, and exhibit enthusiasm, adaptability, and self-motivation in a diverse work setting.

You will also have:

  1. Tertiary degree or qualification in a relevant discipline with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  2. Extensive project management skills and knowledge of technical production methodologies in a museums and collections context, demonstrating ability to anticipate and manage potential and emerging issues to ensure delivery of project objectives
  3. Significant experience in budget planning, management and evaluation

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team – Global, Culture and Engagement
The Museums and Culture Department is part of the Global, Culture and Engagement.

The Vice-President (Global, Culture and Engagement) is a member of University Executive and leads six broad Chancellery teams: Global; Museums and Collections; Performing Arts, Engagement and Partnerships; Policy and Government Relations; Asialink; and Australia-India Institute. The Vice-President (Global, Culture and Engagement) works closely with the deans and other members of the University’s senior leadership team to develop and implement University strategy and associated initiatives.

What we offer you! 
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

The University of Melbourne 
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be yourself 
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application with this email address.

Applications close: 19 November 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

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If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application with this email address.

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