Programs Officer, First Peoples Experiences

Programs Officer, First Peoples Experiencesᅠ(Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified Position) Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Programs Officer, First Peoples Experiencesᅠat Melbourne Museum.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG2.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/9498C
Closing Date: 20-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $66,063 - $72,985
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Role Statement Programs Officer First Peoples - MV9498.pdf (PDF, 154KB)

Contact: Jess Alderton

Position Details

Programs Officer, First Peoples Experiences (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified Position)

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Programs Officer, First Peoples Experiences at Melbourne Museum.


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 About us - Museums Victoria


The primary responsibility of the Programs Officer, First Peoples Experiences is to be accountable for engaging with both First Peoples communities and general public audiences to provide programs which contribute to a greater understanding of the cultures of First Peoples of south-eastern Australia.

Some of the key duties include: 

  • Present a broad range of programs, activities or shows for booked groups and general audiences for the First Peoples Experiences Department; 
  • As directed, collaborate with relevant staff from across Museums Victoria to develop a broad range of First Peoples programs that engage diverse audiences, reflect Museums Victoria's strategic directions and embody the venue experience; 
  • Develop, source and prepare program materials such as handouts, props etc; 
  • Provide feedback to Senior Programs Officers, Programs Coordinators and Programs Managers on the audience response to programs; 
  • Contribute to the development of and deliver training for volunteers and staff who assist in the delivery of First Peoples public and education programs; 


The successful applicant will have:

  • A sound understanding of and strong relationships with First Peoples of south-eastern Australia, and the ability to effectively liaise with First Peoples communities more broadly; 
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present First Peoples knowledge, cultures, histories and technology for diverse audiences;
  • Experience in the research, development and delivery of engaging programs for diverse audiences;
  • Awareness of education and learning techniques for diverse audiences and the ability to transfer this knowledge to a museum context; 


This is a Full-time, Ongoing role. The salary on offer is $66,063 based of grade (pro rata) + 11% superannuation.

Note: This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants in accordance with relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.



To view the position description, visit Careers - Museums Victoria. From our Current Vacancies page, select “All Jobs” and click on the link for this job's listing. 

To apply, please click “Apply for this Job” at the bottom of the job listing page. 

For more information about this position, please contact Jess Alderton at

Please submit the three following three documents with your application: 

  • Your Cover Letter.
  • Your Resume.
  • A written response addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in our Role Statement (Please refer to attached document).

Please note: Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 20 June 2024 (11:59pm)


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