Co-Manager, Museum Accreditation Program

Part-time 0.5 FTE plus additional variable hours
Fixed term to March 2022, maternity leave replacement

This position works alongside another Co-Manager. The positions have prime responsibility for co-management of the Museum Accreditation Program (MAP), a capacity-building and peer review program for paid and volunteer museums, art museums, and Keeping Places (Indigenous Cultural Centres) in Victoria.

MAP is an assessment process which covers all areas of museum operations measured against industry standards. The museum aligns its documentation and practice to national standards, with guidance from the MAP team, and a peer review process. The process starts with an Expression of Interest, followed by Accreditation and eventually Re-Accreditation. There is a separate stream for volunteer museums (those with no paid staff or up to one paid staff member).

At present the program is undergoing a strategic review which involves bringing program content and processes into a digital context, reviewing program structures, and taking a user-focused approach to all aspects of the program.

While the substantive position is 0.5 FTE, we have received funding through the Creative Victoria Strategic Investment Fund to implement outcomes from the strategic review which will require the incumbent to complete additional hours through to end of May 2021. These hours will vary and be negotiated with the employee.

Applications for this position are invited from people with strong project management and communication skills, who have knowledge and experience in museum and gallery best practice.

The annual full-time salary $66,000 plus 9.5% superannuation (paid pro-rata)

Applicants must include the following in their application:

  • a covering letter addressed to Sarah Morris, Executive Director;
    2) a curriculum vitae/resume; and
    3) a response to the selection criteria.

Interviews will be held on the 3rd February 2021. Please specify in your application if you are unable to make this date. All applications must be e-mailed to exec@amagavic.org.au and received no later than 5pm on Thursday, 28 January 2021.

MAP Co-Manager Position Description


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 open: Monday 14 December
Close: Wednesday 13 January midnight
Interviews: Monday 18 January, Tuesday 19 January, Wednesday 20 January, Thursday 21 January
Commence: from Monday 25 January


Officer, Regional Museums Services x 3

Applications open: Monday 14 December
Close: Sunday 24 January midnight
Interviews: Thursday 28 January
Commence: Monday 1 - Friday 5 February


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




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