Events & professional Development Manager

Part time 0.6 - Continuing

Australian Museums and Galleries Association is the national leading professional membership organisation for those who work in or are interested in galleries and museums in Australia. It operates an extensive program of activities from both national and state offices, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) represents members of the organisation based in Victoria.

The Events and Professional Development Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating professional development events and programs – both in-person and online.  This involves end-to-end event management including identifying training needs, coordinating venues, identifying and managing presenters and facilitating sessions.

Events include scheduled workshops, webinars, seminars, tours and masterclasses, including the biennial events of the one day Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum and the two day Victorian Museums and Galleries State Conference; also, annual members’ events including the Victorian Museums & Galleries Awards, General Meeting and End of Year Celebration.

The Events & Professional Development Manager works with the Communications Manager to ensure events are planned and promoted effectively, and with other members of staff to ensure excellent stakeholder management, in particular with members and strategic partners. 

The annual salary for three days per week is $41,107.50 + 9.5% (or $68, 512.50 full-time equivalent plus super). There are also 4 extra paid annual leave days per annum given to all staff.

Applicants must include the following in their application: 

1) a covering letter addressed to Sarah Morris, Executive Director

2) a curriculum vitae/resume, and

3) a response to the key selection criteria.  

Events & Professional Development Manager_PD_2021.pdf (182kb)

Applications for this position are invited from people with experience in event development and delivery, and excellent time management, teamwork and communication skills, and an understanding of the museum & gallery sector. 

All applications must be e-mailed to exec@amagavic.org.au and received no later than 5pm, 5th March 2021.



Working for Victoria 

Australian Museums & Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) is excited to announce we have received funding from the Victorian Government as part of the $500 million Working for Victoria initiative.

Working in partnership with Creative Victoria, we have received funding to go towards employment opportunities across regional Victoria, and metro Melbourne. This equates to 20 jobs that will provide much-needed employment opportunities for our museum and gallery sector by focusing on providing important services in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The roles will span across a range of areas including collection digitisation and management, project management, museum best practice advice and support, and assistance implementing the last step of the reopening roadmap.

All positions will be for 6 months, and to apply you must have Australian Working Rights. The six-month roles will be advertised ​via the Working for Victoria employment platform and offer hands-on experience to people in regional communities who have lost their job and are keen to pursue careers in the creative and cultural sector.


What positions do we have on offer?

Project Manager, Regional Gallery Digitisation Project 

Located at the AMaGA Victoria offices and working remotely.

Support Officer, Regional Gallery Digitisation Project 

15 positions located at the following regional Art Galleries:

  • Ararat Gallery TAMA
  • Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Benalla Art Gallery
  • Bendigo Art Gallery (2 positions available)
  • Castlemaine Art Gallery
  • Geelong Gallery
  • Hamilton Gallery (2 positions available)
  • Horsham Regional Art Gallery
  • Latrobe Regional Gallery
  • Mildura Arts Centre
  • Shepparton Art Museum
  • Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • Warrnambool Art Gallery


Project Manager, Regional Museums Services

Located at the AMaGA Victoria offices in Melbourne Museum and working remotely.

Officer, Regional Museums Service

Three positions located in:

  • Shire of Southern Grampians (servicing Western Victoria)
  • Rural City of Wangaratta (servicing Northern Victoria)
  • Shire of East Gippsland (servicing Eastern Victoria)

If these roles are of interest to you, then you will need to sign up to the Working for Victoria recruitment platform. The platform will be used to match up job seekers with jobs relevant to their skills and experience.

Register for a job at https://www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria


What is Working for Victoria?

The Victorian Government is investing $500 million in the Working for Victoria initiative is helping Victorian jobseekers find work and to help our community.

Applications are open to all Victorians who are unemployed or whose work hours have significantly reduced as a consequence of COVID-19 at the time of applying.


How do I apply for Working for Victoria Jobs?

  1. Visit https://www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria and register: tell us about your experience and the kind of work you’re looking for. You will receive an activation email when your registration is processed.
  2. Be sure to fill out this form with as many different preferences as possible.
  3. Use the platform to access work opportunities – you will be sent roles that match your preferences.
  4. Apply for the jobs that suit your experience and preferences. You can not save your application, so we suggest you prepare by drafting your responses to the online questions, which are based of the key selection criteria in the position description.
  5. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by a member of our team for interview. You will also be asked to provide an up-to-date CV and contact details for three referees.


When will these positions be starting?

Project Manager, Regional Museums Services

Applications: CLOSED

Project Manager, Regional Gallery Digitisation Project

Applications: CLOSED


Support Officers, Regional Gallery Digitisation Project x 15

Applications: CLOSED


Officer, Regional Museums Services - Rural City of Wangaratta region

Applications: CLOSED


Officer, Regional Museums Services x 2

Applications: CLOSED


For further information please contact us at: info@amagavic.org.au




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AMaGA Victoria respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples and honour their Ancestors, Elders and next generations of community and pays respect to the Elders of all the Nations of Victoria, past, present and emerging.