Head of First Peoples (Full time, Ongoing)

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Head, First Peoples to provide strategic leadership and oversight of the First Peoples department through effective and efficient delivery of service, application of specialist knowledge, resolution of complex issues and effective risk management. In partnership with Australia’s First Peoples, this position will also support Museums Victoria to place the richness, wisdom and depth of Australia’s First Peoples histories and living cultures at the core of Museums Victoria’s experiences.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/9363A
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $141,102
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Head, First Peoples - Role Statement (MV9363).pdf (PDF, 130KB)


Contact: Dr Nurin Veis
(03) 8341 7241

Position Details

Head, First Peoples (Full-time, Ongoing)

  • Full time, ongoing opportunity within Victorian State Government organisation
  • Exciting and challenging role in one of Australia's premier cultural organisations
  • Close to public transport

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Head, First Peoples to provide strategic leadership and oversight of the First Peoples department through effective and efficient delivery of service, application of specialist knowledge, resolution of complex issues and effective risk management.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Reporting to the Director of Research & Collections division, this position is accountable for leading, developing and advocating Museums Victoria's strategic plan for First Peoples' living cultures, histories and knowledge to be at the core of Museums Victoria's practice.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Expert knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society, including Aboriginal history in South Eastern Australia, demonstrated through high-level specialist knowledge and experience partnering with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as well as Government and key stakeholders.
  • Experience providing strategic leadership and management of research, collection development, collection management and public engagement programs, including development of associated policies, plans and initiatives.
  • Broad, multi-disciplinary strategic organisational leadership experience, including a track record of achievement in the development and management of major cultural projects.
  • High level communication skills with the ability to persuasively convey the organisation's vision, mission and values to diverse groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community leaders, key internal and external stakeholders and Government.
  • Proven experiences and success providing professional support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly related to areas associated with employment, personal and career development.

Please see our Role Statement for full Key Selection Criteria required by the successful applicant. Applications that do not address the full Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a full time, ongoing position. The salary on offer is $120,692 per annum (Base of grade) plus 9.5% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY?                                                      

To view the position description, please visit our employment website: museumsvictoria.com.au/employment/ and select ‘Current Vacancies'.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr Nurin Veis - Director, Research & Collection on (03) 8341 7241.

To apply, please attach the three following documents with your application:

  • Your Cover letter
  • Your CV
  • Your written responses to the Key Selection Criteria as described in the Role Statement

Applications Close: Monday, 30 September 2019.

 


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