As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.
With a diverse workforce of more than 1900 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 469,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.
This role sits within our Cultural Services Department, which includes Galleries, Heritage and Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Activation. Cultural Services aim to provide engaging leisure and learning experiences by connecting people to resources and each other. We strive for excellence when delivering exhibitions, information, collections, programs and spaces for our community and visitors. Our department employs approximately 220 staff over 16 venues throughout the region.
About our opportunity
We have three new and exciting part time Museum Officer opportunities across our Museums at Bribie Island, Whiteside and Redcliffe.
As a Museum Officer, you will be overseeing routine museum operations and assisting with the development, promotion and delivery of exciting public programs and events. From tours, gala nights, tributes and family friendly events - your duties will be varied and fast paced!
You will have the rewarding opportunity to assist the Museum Leader in developing team members’ skills by overseeing their routine museums tasks and identifying opportunities for their learning and growth within the industry - all whilst building upon your own leadership skills!
With this oversight, you will also ensure the presentation of a continual exhibition program that generates positive visitor experiences for all to enjoy. As our museums are community hubs for experiencing, learning and engaging - in addition you will ensure and promote exhibitions and programs that are locally developed and welcoming to diverse audiences.
Other duties of the Museum Officer will involve reviewing museum processes and procedures and preparing information required for venue performance reporting.
We are seeking passionate and experienced candidates that understand and are familiar with the operations of a visitor-focussed cultural facility. With this, you will bring experience developing and delivering public programs and delivering high quality customer service.
As you will be overseeing team members perform their duties, it is important that you can demonstrate leadership qualities and experiences that align with our culture and values. As a must, you will have exceptional time management skills and interpersonal skills to ensure a strong focus on the provision of exceptional visitor experiences.
It is also essential that you hold a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and a current driver’s licence. Although not essential, candidates that hold a certificate III in Information and Cultural Services will be highly desired.
Hours of Work
As the positions are part-time and our museums are open weekends, the following availability at each venue is required. Please note that these days and shifts are subject to change due to operational requirements at each venue.
- Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Every Thursday, Friday and Sunday and every second Saturday (5-6-hour shifts, 19 hours per week in total).
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and every second Thursday (5-6-hour shifts, 19 hours per week in total).
- Pine Rivers Heritage Museum
Every Thursday and Friday, every second weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and every second Wednesday (5-6-hour shifts, 19 hours per week in total).
It is important that you note your current availability within your application. We will only be seeking to progress candidates that have the availability we require at our venues.
Term: Permanent Part Time
Award/Level: Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - Level 3 of the Moreton Bay Regional Council EBA4 Certified Agreement
Location: 1 position at each museum location (Bribie, Redcliffe and Whiteside) Whilst you will indicate your location preference, your application and placement if successful, could be at any of these locations.
- $37.70 per hour + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
- Penalty rates do apply for weekend work.
- 19 hours per week
Why join the MBRC Team?
Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:
- Discounted Health Insurance.
- Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
- We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training & Research Scheme (STARS).
- Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
Click here for a copy of the position description for a Museum Officer.
How to Apply
Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.
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