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Director, Collections & Research

QM SouthBank

We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to help us achieve our mission to inspire generations of Queenslanders to discover, celebrate and value our distinctive natural and cultural environment.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Administration
Classification SES2(H)
Workplace Location Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/QM310794
Closing date 31-May-2019
Job duration To be negotiated
Contact person Gemma Ledbury
Contact details (07) 3232 9138

About the organisation

The Queensland Museum is a dynamic, statewide organisation that actively partners with and connects communities through compelling experiences, original research, amazing collections and a creative culture.

As custodian of the State's natural and cultural treasures, the Queensland Museum makes lasting connections, inspiring generations of Queenslanders to discover, celebrate and value our unique environment and cultural identity.

Their team achieves great things in a supportive culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, and includes scientists, historians, customer service staff, event managers, producers, designers, conservators and photographers.

About the role

Reporting through to the CEO, The Director, Collections and Research provides strategic leadership to the development and delivery of the Queensland Museum Network's (QMN) collections and research.

You will contribute to the organisational leadership, vision, strategy and culture and work in close partnership with the Director, Public Programs to create community connections, engaging the public in the development, management, research and exploration of the Museum's collections.

Leading a multi-disciplinary team responsible for building, managing, protecting and storing collections, you will ensure objects are cared for to national benchmark standards.

Additionally, you will oversee research and increase the public profile of QMN through developing strategic partnerships with business, academic and government sectors.

About you

Through a systematic and planned approach to the management of programs and resources you will contribute your professional expertise and build capability in the development, delivery and management of collections and research.

Your academic achievements will be complemented by significant experience in a similar role and your exemplary communication skills will ensure you build and sustain relationships with a diverse range of external stakeholders.


To apply, we require your resume and a one page cover letter outlining how your skills and experience align to the position and what is required. These requirements are also outlined in our online advertisements.

For more information please call Gemma Ledbury at u&u on 07 3232 9138, quoting reference number 15236. To submit an application, please click Apply Online on the Smart Jobs advertisement to be directed to the u&u website.

Further information

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