Media & Communications Officer (Full time, Ongoing)

Australia’s largest public museum organisation is seeking a Media & Communications Officer to create and maintain a high level of awareness of Museums Victoria’s activities across a broad range of media and other platforms, with key stakeholder groups and in the wider community.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/9370A
Closing Date: 30-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $76,263
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Media & Communication Officer - Role Statement (MV9370).pdf (PDF, 127KB)


Contact: Jacqui Wilson
jawilson@museum.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Media & Communications Officer, Museums Victoria

  • Exciting and varied role in one of Australia's leading cultural organisations
  • Showcase your media and communications skills as part of a talented and collaborative team
  • Full-time, ongoing role

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Media & Communications Officer to create and maintain a high level of awareness of Museums Victoria's activities across a broad range of media and other platforms, with key stakeholder groups and in the wider community.

ABOUT MUSEUM VICTORIA:

Museum Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The primary responsibility of the Media and Communications Officer will be the development and implementation of public relations programs and activities that enhance the reputation and positive awareness of Museums Victoria among target audiences. This role operates within a networked organisation and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute across all of Museums Victoria's museums and projects as required.

Notable skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strong media networks, with extensive understanding of the broader media, marketing and events landscape
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with particular emphasis on communicating with the media and a variety of audiences
  • Proven ability to generate positive media coverage including developing and crafting appropriate media angles and stories
  • An ability to work under pressure and coordinate tasks working to many competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work with agility as part of a dynamic collaborative team, as well as autonomously with initiative
  • An understanding of the role of museums in contemporary society and a commitment to Museums Victoria's purpose and values.

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications in journalism, communications, or public relations, or possess equivalent experience in one or more of these fields.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a Full time, ongoing position. The salary on offer is $68,884 per annum (Base of Grade) + 9.5% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY?

To view the position description, search 'employment' at www.museumvictoria.com.au; for more information about this position, please contact Jacqui Wilson, Media and Communications Manager Museums Victoria, jawilson@museum.vic.gov.au

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

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019

 

 


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