Australian National Maritime Museum/Full-time/$70,000 to $80,000


Posted 18 Sep 2023

Closes 16 Oct 2023

The Australian National Maritime Museum is one of the world’s leading maritime museums. This is an exciting opportunity for a PR, media, or arts professional to join a small communications team to deliver high level communications.

You will have a great understanding of communications both external and internal, approach work collegiately and have strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills to build relationships and creatively collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.

Working closely with the Head of Strategic Communications, your role will be to coordinate the development and implementation of communications plans, with a focus on publicity, to raise awareness of and stimulate interest in museum exhibitions, activities and projects. You will work alongside a team of marketing and development professionals working to together to achieve excellence.

This is a hands-on, busy role, and you must be able to prioritise and plan your workload in an environment where there are many competing projects, campaigns, and deadlines.

Aside from the information outlined in the job description other relevant details of the position are:


1.Hours of Work

The usual hours of work are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday however, the position requires flexibility. You will be expected to work outside of usual hours or additional hours at times facilitate media interviews and attend events.

This is an office-based role at the museum in Pyrmont, Sydney with some flexibility.


2. Salary and Entitlements

  • APS Band 5 salary range $72,228 – $77,228
  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • Superannuation 15.4%


3. Application

To make your application for this position, please submit:

  • Your CV and a cover letter briefly outlining your experience in relation to this position
  • Your response to the essential selection criteria outlined within the job description
  • Two examples that demonstrate your professional writing skills (press releases, copy or published articles as an indication of your previous work are preferable)




  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in communications, media public relations or journalism, preferably within an arts and culture environment.
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and plan your workload in an environment where there are many competing projects, campaigns, and deadlines.
  • A desire to strive for a collaborative working environment to deliver quality outcomes.
  • The ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships and have exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, always on the lookout for new opportunities and developments in media and cultural sector
  • Comfortable and confident working independently as well as within a team



  • Knowledge and appreciation for history generally and for maritime history specifically.
  • Experience working for an APS agency.


Please note that applications may not be considered if they do not address the Key Selection Criteria, or don’t include examples of your writing as requested above.


To apply: Use the link to the Australian National Maritime Museum ( – Work with us. page


Applications Close: 3pm AEST, Monday, 16th October 2023. No Applications will be accepted by mail or email.


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. As part of the selection process the selection committee may invite candidates to undertake psychometric test, you should advise the selection committee if you have any special needs. Psychometric tests may be used as the initial short-listing test or later in the selection process. Some tests are very short while others may take one or more hours.


This position is open to all eligible members of the community, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from every cultural and linguistic background. To be an eligible member of the community, you must be an Australian citizen. Applications may be accepted from Australian permanent residents who are in the process of acquiring Australian citizenship.