Researcher - Te Pasifika Redevelopment (Full time, Fixed-term)

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a researcher with a deep knowledge of the living cultures, histories and people of the Pacific region to engage in research and content development for the Te Pasifika gallery redevelopment, as well as related outputs such as publications and other visitor experiences. The purpose of this position is to undertake research and develop content for a new long-term exhibition in the Te Pasifika Gallery at the Melbourne Museum.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/9425/9426/9492
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $75,136
Job Duration: 12 months to February 2020
Attachments: Researcher - Te Pasifika Redevelopment (Role Statement).pdf (PDF, 125KB)


Contact: Michelle Moo
(03) 8341 7226

Position Details

 

Researcher - Te Pasifika Redevelopment (3 x positions - Full time, Fixed-term until February 2020)

  • Work on a ground-breaking exhibition based on community engagement principles
  • Work within a supportive and friendly team environment
  • Become a member of Museums Victoria's award winning exhibitions team

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a researcher with a deep knowledge of the living cultures, histories and people of the Pacific region to engage in research and content development for the Te Pasifika gallery redevelopment, as well as related outputs such as publications and other visitor experiences.

ABOUT MUSEUMS VICTORIA

Museums 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 Museums Victoria, please visit http://museumsvictoria.com.au/about/

 ABOUT THE POSITION

The purpose of this position is to undertake research and develop content for a new long-term exhibition in the Te Pasifika Gallery at the Melbourne Museum.

The position is accountable for undertaking research and liaising with the Lead Curator, Experience Developer and Pasifika communities, along with the wider Te Pasifika team and subject specialists, to develop rigorous and stakeholder-supported content for a new long-term exhibition relating to Pasifika people, culture and history at the Melbourne Museum.

Notable skills and experiences:

  • Deep knowledge of the living cultures, histories and people of the Pacific region
  • Demonstrated research expertise in a relevant discipline such as history, anthropology or museum studies
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and  contribute to a project team environment, and the ability to work to project deadlines within the complexity of a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating research outputs in engaging and accessible ways, including the ability to identify stories and narratives.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills including the ability to represent the museum to peers and the wider community
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders

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

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a full-time, fixed term position until February 2020. The salary on offer is $67,866 per annum; paid pro-rata (Base of Grade) plus 9.5% superannuation.

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

For more information about this position, please contact Michelle Moo on (03) 8341 7226.

To apply, please select 'APPLY NOW' below. 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: Sunday, 20 January 2019


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