Join one of WA’s most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians – now and into the future.
We lead and advise on key development projects across the state. Our key focus areas are:
- State (Crown) land administration and asset management
- Aboriginal heritage
- Cultural heritage conservation services
- Integrated land and infrastructure policy development
- Land use planning and policy development
The vast scope of our work ranges from managing much-loved State assets such as Fremantle Prison and Whiteman Park, to overseeing the Aboriginal Lands Trust and Crown land estates, to working closely with other state government departments on strategic government projects such as MetroNet.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual for a Senior Museum Officer role to join the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage within our Heritage and Property Services Division located at Whiteman Park.
The successful candidate will have extensive museum based experience and will be responsible for leading an enthusiastic and multi-disciplinary team, manage the day to day financial, human and physical resources, oversee all activities and services undertaken in the operation of Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park, and ensure a high standard of delivery and team cohesion. You will also ensure that the Whiteman Collection and artefacts on loan receive appropriate care according to recognised standards of museum practice.
This is a permanent full-time position. Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of twelve (12) months.
Applicants are advised that this position will be required to work weekends and public holidays.
To be successful in this role, you need to demonstrate:
- Experience and understanding of museum practices with respect to collection care and the interpretation of exhibits.
- Ability to lead and coordinate a small team, ensuring a high standard of customer service is consistently delivered to a wide variety of customers/stakeholders
- Experience in developing and delivering high quality events and experiences in the context of Museum collections, including engaging education programs, to a variety of target audiences
How to apply:
Apply now by submitting:
- A maximum two (2) page covering letter demonstrating you have the skills and experience we are looking for (as outlined above); and
- A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your talents and key achievements.
Applicants are advised that to be successful in this role, the following essential requirements must be satisfied:
- Current senior first aid certificate
- Working with Children Clearance Card
The Department will conduct National Police Clearances for applicants successful to this recruitment process.
If you would like to know more, please give Valerie Humphrey, Museum Curator a call on (08) 9209 6045 or email Valerie.Humphrey@whitemanpark.com.au to discuss the role in further detail (please do not send your application to Valerie Humphrey or seek her assistance with lodging your application).
The Department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to be capable of operating in line with these beliefs. Successful candidates would also need to operate within the Public Sector's Code of Ethics. Attached to this advert is a copy of the Departments Values Capability Framework. These values should be incorporated into your written application.
Our Values: Integrity – Respect – Collaboration – Professionalism – Innovation
Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity – Relationships with others - Accountability
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for all our positions.
To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit the Careers at the Department page on the DPLH website.
There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.
Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word (.docx files only) or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, because late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted.
To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector, it is essential that you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment, you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period of the contract.
If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or please call (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.
- 0. dplh values-based capability framework.pdf
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