Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator

Macquarie University
March 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:$93,017 to $102,676
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• Salary Package: $93,017 to $102,676 per annum (HEW 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Type: Continuing, Full-Time (1.0 FTE) • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal Campus (North Ryde)


Macquarie University is looking for a Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator to assist the team in working with University teaching programs, expanding the museum's presence within the community, fostering meaningful connections, and enhancing academic, schools and public engagement with our collection and programs.


With a degree in Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Communications, or a related field, you will have proven experience in working with education programs within and outside Universities, developing and implementing successful outreach programs and initiatives, stakeholder management, and a specialist knowledge in art, culture, heritage or history.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a passion for cultural heritage, and a strategic mindset to develop and implement educational and outreach initiatives.


One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie University's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. The Faculty of Arts puts staff and students' engagement and success at the forefront of everything we do.

Macquarie University opened new museum facilities in 2021, combining both the Museum of Ancient Cultures and the Australian History Museum into one History Museum, to house and display both collections. The Museum of Ancient Cultures was the archaeological museum of Macquarie University holding a main collection of objects from cultures distributed largely around the Mediterranean Sea and the Near East as far as the Indus Valley; a small but significant papyrus collection; and a small coin and coin caste collection, primarily of ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The Australian History Museum holds over 8,000 items reflecting Australia's history from before colonisation to today.

The Macquarie University History Museum brings together unique collections of artefacts from five continents over more than 5,000 years, enabling teachers, students, researchers and visitors to encounter many aspects of the human condition. The Museum provides facilities and services to:

  • foster collaborative research and publications with national and international partners

  • engage students through participatory learning experiences

  • enable access and exploration of collections through permanent and temporary exhibitions, publications, public events and educational programs

  • drive ethical museum policies and practices.

  • The History Museum is a showpiece of the Faculty of Arts' precinct and includes modern curatorial facilities and space for temporary as well as permanent/semi-permanent exhibitions.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation in 1964, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please submit your application online, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria for the position (maximum 2 pages) and your resume.

    Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Communications, or related field

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing successful education and outreach programs and initiatives

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills

  • Strong organisational abilities

  • Creative thinker with the ability to adapt strategies for diverse audiences

  • Familiarity with current trends in cultural engagement and outreach

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms

  • Specialist knowledge in art, culture, heritage, or history, with a commitment to promoting cultural heritage

  • Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with budget management and grant writing
  • Position Enquiries: Professor, Malcolm Choat, Head of Department of History and Archaeology at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Emma Todd, HR Consultant at [email protected]

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, 5 March 2024, at 11:59pm (AEDT)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    05/03/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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