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Public Relations Officer, Scienceworks

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Work Type:    Ongoing - full time
Job Function:   
Classification:    VPSG3
Work Location:    Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference:    VG/MV/6676
Closing Date:    04-Feb-2013
Salary Range:    $63,629 - $77,259
Job Duration:    N/A
File Attachment:    MV6676 Public Relations Officer SW 21.01.13.pdf (PDF, 111KB)
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Position Details
  • Based at Scienceworks in Spotswood
  • Full time; Ongoing
  • $53,502 + 9% Superannuation

An exciting opportunity is available for a Public Relations Officer at Museum Victoria. The purpose of this position is to maintain a high profile for Museum Victoria's museums and activities across a broad range of media and in the wider community.

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

This position is accountable for the development and implementation of public relations programs and publicity strategies which enhance the reputation and positive awareness of Museum Victoria among target audiences.

While this role has a primary responsibility for Scienceworks and MV Sciences, it works within a networked organisation and is expected to contribute across museums and projects as required.

Notable skill sets required for this position include:

  • Proven experience and knowledge of the arts/science, community and news media, both nationally and locally.
  • Proven results working with emerging communication channels such as social media and online.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with particular emphasis on communicating with the media.
  • Experience developing internal and external networks with stakeholder groups.
  • An understanding of how to manage culturally sensitive materials in a diplomatic and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to work to many competing deadlines.

For more information about this position, please contact Emily Wrigglesworth (03) 8341 7153.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the key selection criteria by selecting APPLY NOW below.

Applications Close: Monday, 4 February 2013

Please note, the salary for this position is $53,502 + 9% super. Please ignore the salary range as indicated on the top right hand corner.

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