Museum Manager

Thursday, August 4, 2022

  • Location: QLD Other
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Reference No. 3482256

Job Description:

The Organisation

First Grade has recently partnered with a South Burnett region museum, education hub and community centre to source a Museum Manager that can build on their 20-year history of growth and achievement.

As a growing not-for-profit organisation, the museum was set up to honour the stories and the contribution of Elders, celebrate what makes local people who they are today, share knowledge of a broader Indigenous history, their goals and to build and nurture reconciliation and healing.

The Role

The museum is a place where people come to learn, heal, build relationships and feel inspired, with local, national and international visitors. The role of the Manager is to oversee the operations of the precinct, to ensure its economic health and viability, to maintain high levels of community engagement and to report to and execute decisions of the Management Committee.

Key responsibilities in the role include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Managing the Precinct’s operations and programs
  • Enhancing and controlling the organisation’s finances, including budgeting, raising funds through grants and other avenues, acquitting grants, maintaining strict accounting and auditing systems, payroll management, banking and financial reporting to the Management Committee
  • Managing, supervising and training staff
  • Initiating and administering new projects
  • Ensuring proper communication flows to and from the Management Committee, including monthly reporting
  • Maintaining and, where necessary, developing relationships with key stakeholders across relevant community, governmental and institutional sectors
  • Engaging with and growing relationships with individuals and groups across all demographics in the South Burnett Aboriginal communities
This role will require you to have proven experience in the management, or leadership of a public museum, gallery or similar institution, as well as strong knowledge and awareness of the history and culture of First Nations peoples in Queensland.


This position provides an ideal work/life balance that isn’t always available to people in the industry. The 5-day working week allows you to have weekends free with family or to pursue other interests and passions that are important to you. TOIL time will be offered should there ever be a requirement to work outside of these days/hours.

Whilst the ideal candidate will look to base themselves in the South Burnett region, there may be accommodation options available for the right person.

How to Apply

If this role is of interest, please send a copy of an up to date CV and supporting cover letter, outlining your suitability, in particular your cultural competency to Dan at First Grade Recruitment on