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  • Work at the Museum

    See what jobs at the museum are available, or apply to volunteer or take part in work experience.

    The Australian National Maritime Museum occasionally offers ongoing (permanent), non-ongoing (temporary) and short-term vacancies in a range of areas including curatorial, conservation, registration, education, personnel, finance, and public relations. Some positions at the museum are out-sourced, for example, security and front-of-house personnel. There are also contractors working at the museum performing a range of jobs.

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    Submit an Application

    To apply for an advertised position, you need to submit an online application through e-Recruitment, our online recruitment system.

    • Please read the candidate user guide before accessing the system for the first time. This will assist in preparing your application for a position with the museum.
    • You will need to register online to apply for positions advertised on our website.
    • Once registered you will be allocated a login identification (which is usually your email address) and password which will allow you to:
    1. Register your personal details
    2. Access your application at any time
    3. Make changes to personal details once you have submitted an application
    4. Access previous applications you have submitted
    5. Apply for new jobs listed
    6. Set up job alerts for new positions

    After You Have Submitted an Application

    After you submit your application online, you will receive an automatically generated e-mail response advising you that your application has been received. You may also receive email correspondence throughout the process. If you are selected for interview, you will be contacted by telephone. Please include home and work phone numbers in your application. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Assistant Human Resources Manager on +61 2 9298 3747.

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    Employment conditions

    Volunteering at the Museum

    Volunteering in the museum is a fantastic way to develop new skills and see what it’s like to work with us. Although volunteering is unpaid, it can potentially lead to new opportunities. See How to Volunteer

    Internships at the Museum

    The Australian National Maritime Museum Internship Program (ANMMIP) offers a range of unpaid opportunities for interns and work experience students to apply knowledge learned through formal instruction in a museum environment. The ANMM believes that such an experience is intrinsically educational and at the same time provides the best bridge to professional development and raising the standards of museum related scholarship and practice.

    Applications for internships are currently on hold.

    For more information please refer to the policy for details about eligibility[PDF] or contact the Internship Coordinator

    Work Experience at the Museum

    The museum offers limited places for work experience for students from high school and tertiary institutions. Applications for work experience are currently on hold.

    For more information, please contact our Volunteers team:

    Phone: +61 2 9298 3777

    Conditions and Policies

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is an Australian Government agency and is operated under the Public Service Act 1999 and the Australian National Maritime Museum Act 1991.

    Applicants for vacancies at the museum must be Australian citizens. Applications may be accepted from permanent residents who have applied for citizenship.

    Any ongoing and non-ongoing vacancies of 12 months duration or longer are advertised in The Commonwealth Gazette. These vacancies are usually advertised on this website.

    People selected for employment at the museum need to meet certain eligibility requirements including security and character checks, and a medical examination. A 6 month probationary period will apply from the date of commencement.

    Any questions you may have concerning general conditions of employment may be raised at the selection interview or by contacting Human Resources on +61 2 9298 3747.

    Employment Policies

    Work health and safety (WH&S)

    The museum provides and maintains a safe and healthy working environment for all employees and contractors. The museum also provides and maintains a safe and healthy environment for all visitors.

    The museum has a WH&S manager to oversee the WH&S issues within the museum. The manager also implements and recommends preventive actions on all WH&S-related issues.

    A Work Health and Safety Committee in the museum consists of both employer and employee representatives. It is responsible to oversee the implementation and performance of the WH&S program. It is a forum to identify and resolve health and safety problems.

    Workplace Diversity

    The museum aims to be an organisation that values fairness, equity and diversity. Workplace diversity aims to make best use of people's backgrounds, skills, talents and perspectives, to ensure fairness and improve productivity.

    Workplace diversity also ensures that all members of society (including Aborigines, Torres Strait Islanders, people of non-English speaking background, people with disabilities, people with family responsibilities and women) can compete for appointment, promotion and transfer, and pursue careers in the MUSEUM and APS, without disadvantage.

    Workplace diversity principles require that the worth of the individual be respected and that diversity, tolerance and flexibility be valued. Put into practice, workplace diversity principles mean that:

    • judgments are genuinely based on merit and not on stereotypes or discriminatory values;
    • language is inclusive and not exclusive;
    • peoples' skills and abilities are measured equitably and balanced with experience;
    • resources and assistance are provided in ways which accommodate differences between individuals and groups;
    • opportunities exist for dealing with claims of discrimination.

    Australian Public Service (APS) Values and Code of Conduct

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is strongly committed to upholding the values of the APS and to ensuring that its employees are aware of, and behave in accordance with, the APS Code of Conduct as prescribed in the Public Service Act 1999.

    All employees are required to demonstrate a commitment to these values through attitudes and behaviour, and by working within the APS Values and Code of Conduct.

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