Education Project Officer (Pasifika)
Join us at the Australian Museum and help us to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.
About the Role
The Education Project Officer, Pasifika is a crucial role that sits within the Education team.
This role is offered on a full time basis and is scheduled s to commence on 1 July , 2023, for a period of up to 12 months.
In this role you will be required to utilise your knowledge and experience to develop and deliver education programs and content aligned with the Australian Museum’s Pasifika collections in preparation for a new Pasifika gallery opening in September 2023.
You can read more about the new gallery on our website: https://australian.museum/learn/cultures/pacific-collection/pasifika-gallery-survey-/
Click on the following Role Description to find out more on your new career at the AM
You will be paid a competitive annual salary $89,707 – $98,983, plus employer’s contribution to superannuation (currently 10.5%) and annual leave loading.
You will be an experienced educator who will collaborate with staff in the First Nations Division and the Pasifika Collections and Engagement team, whilst working as part of the Education and Visitor Experience team. The successful applicant will have a background in education and/or equivalent experience to be able to represent the needs of communities across the Pacific region and local Pasifika diaspora and the Australian Museum in authentic and engaging education programs for audiences of all types.
Your Knowledge & Experience
• Able to develop and deliver a variety of education programs and experience in and understanding of how to translate complex scientific and cultural content for students and community audiences of a range of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
• Have an understanding, knowledge and interest in natural sciences, climate solutions, First Nations and Pasifika cultures, and cultural heritage issues.
• Experience with education program development.
• Experience working with Pasifika and/or First Nations community, organisations and/or knowledges.
• Pasifika (Pacific Islander) descent – is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
• Tertiary qualifications in Education, or extensive experience in a similar role.
• Hold a valid NSW Working with Children Clearance
About The Australian Museum
The Australian Museum is truly a great place to work. We aim to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.
Recent staff survey results confirm that our staff feel valued, accepted and supported and that they believe the AM is an inclusive workplace. AM staff also report a high level of job satisfaction.
The AM is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people and acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present.
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Besides working together with other like-minded people passionate about the Earth and all its wonders, you will have access to:
• Dedicated wellbeing programs
• Career development and opportunities across the NSW Public Service.
How to apply
For more details, Frequently Asked Questions and how to apply for the role go to I Work for NSW. When you apply you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions in support of your application.
The successful applicant will be subject to national criminal records check and will need to show proof of at least two COVID-19 vaccination doses.
Contact person: Vanessa Gardos, Manager, Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusive and welcoming
The Australian Museum is an NSW Public Service organisation and aims to attract and retain the right people for the right jobs. The AM is a diverse and inclusive workplace where genuine participation and contribution is enabled, and everyone, regardless of their background, identity or circumstances is valued, accepted and supported to thrive at work., This means that we are embedding diversity and inclusion in everything we do on a daily basis, whether it be our recruitment processes, workplace culture, career development programs, customer service or policies and procedures. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment process to better enable you to shine, please reach out to the contact person or note this in your application.