Head of Maritime Heritage

About us

The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.

About the role

Leading by example, the Head of Maritime Heritage is responsible for the management of the functions and activities of the department, including the provision of expert research and advice in accordance with relevant legislation, operational and strategic planning, management of resources, and working across disciplines to meet the Museum’s organisational priorities and strategic aims.

The position involves fieldwork in marine, inter-tidal and terrestrial locations that may require boating, diving, camping and other physically demanding activities.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated leader who loves working in a positive team environment, enjoys a challenge and wants to make a difference.

You will have relevant qualifications in maritime heritage that will enable you to lead and / or undertake a range maritime heritage related work around the State, in both State and Commonwealth waters.

You will use your subject expertise to provide advice to senior management, and other stakeholders in accordance with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation. You will be committed to fostering strong and positive relationships within the Museum, as well as with external partners, other government agencies and the public.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Have tertiary qualifications relevant to Western Australian maritime heritage.
  • Have demonstrated subject expertise and knowledge of the relevant State and Commonwealth legislation.
  • Have highly developed team-building and people management skills, including the ability to lead or work in internal cross-disciplinary environments, external clients and other government agencies, and research partners.
  • Have demonstrated experience in managing and undertaking fieldwork, including fieldwork research proposals
  • Have the necessary diving and boating qualifications specified in the JDF.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for further information about the work-related requirements (Selection Criteria) of this position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  • A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees.
  • A statement of no more than three (3) A4 pages addressing all the essential work-related requirements. Please provide relevant examples to support your claims.

Please also submit the following evidence along with your application:

  • Hold a certificate for general diving work in accordance with AS 2815.2 Training and certification of occupational divers, Part 2: Surface supplied diver to 30m.
  • A current (within 12 months) fitness to dive issued in accordance with AS 2299.1 Occupational Diving Medical Examination.
  • A certificate of competency Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal.

Applicants who cannot demonstrate they hold these qualifications will not be considered.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application, click “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, please contact the RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056, in the first instance. For information about the process, you can contact Human Resources on (08) 6552 1718.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Catherine Belcher, Head of Culture and Communities on (08) 9212 3875.

Eligibility to Apply

To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have a valid working visa (for fixed term appointments) or be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a visa to live and work indefinitely in Australia (for permanent appointments) at the time of application.

A current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy.

Pool Recruitment

This pool will be open for a period of 18 months from the day after the breach of standard claim period closes. Permanent and fixed term full time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise; however, an appointment is not guaranteed.

Applicants found suitable in this pool, may be considered for subsequent, similar vacancies with the WA Museum for the duration of the pool.

Equity and Diversity

The WA Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable and diverse working environment and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people. The Museum values the importance of a work environment which is representative of the wider community, and which supports a variety of perspectives.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies at the WA Museum for a period of six (6) months, in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner’s Instructions No. 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
– Job Description Form – Head of Maritime Heritage – position number 14879 – SCL3 .pdf
– applicationform_754553.pdf
– applicationquestions_754553.pdf

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