Curator First Peoples Project

Australian National Maritime Museum

APS Level 6 - $70,045 - $82,072

Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time

Pyrmont - NSW

Closing date: Sunday, 27 August 2017

6 days to apply

Job description


“One APS Career…Thousands of Opportunities”

The Australian National Maritime Museum has a skilled and diverse workforce. We value our people, performance, integrity and service. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from every cultural and linguistic background.

What will you do?

Work independently and with other areas of the museum, to research, develop and provide the curatorial lead in developing a major exhibition to be opened in 2020 focusing on the concept and history of treaties as established by First Peoples in Australia, the Pacific and North America and their ongoing relevance today in the continuing dialogue between First Nation peoples and governments.

The role requires the ability to work independently and collaborate with, harness resources and lead other internal and external stakeholders to research, develop and provide input. It will also be responsible for coordinating associated activities such as conferences, symposiums, lectures, publications, blogs and film/documentary projects, as well as liaising with all relevant community groups and staff from collaborating institutions. The role may also require to assist in other projects led by the museum’s Indigenous unit or other sections.


This position is an Aboriginal and Torres Islander identified position. This is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Clause 26 of the Public Service Commissioner’s Direction 2016.


Selection for this position will be made on the basis of relative merit which will be assessed against each item of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for short listing by the Selection Committee.
No applications will be accepted by mail or email.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified task

Non-Ongoing full time position for a period of 2 years with a possibility of extension

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is Identified, then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

For more information:

Donna Carsten, 02 9298 3741

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10710787

Agency website:

Australian National Maritime Museum website