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Venues Manager

Department of Premier & Cabinet - Sydney, NSW

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Venues Manager

Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8 ($97,443- $107,864) with a total remuneration package up to $119,540 per annum

Employment Status: Temporary Full Time

Engagement period: For a period up to 12 months

About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.

The new AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.

The new AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

For more information, visit the website.

About the Role

The Venues Manager develop and lead a new Venues unit focused on growing?and?maximising?commercial revenue generated from venue hire activities, hospitality events and related commercial agreements. The Venues unit is a client focused?team, responsible leveraging commercial event opportunities. By working with?commercial?partners, you will be instrumental in contributing to the commercial growth expansion of one of the most unique event venues in Sydney.

You will need a solid background and experience in high quality venues and event management, exceptional client and sales skills, and commercial acumen.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate;

  • Tertiary qualifications in event management or business-related subject and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing venues and commercial hospitality?events business activities within a diverse hospitality, heritage or cultural organisation.?
  • Experience managing commercial agreements and food & beverage partnerships to deliver increased revenues and patronage.
  • Proven knowledge and demonstrated policy development skills with experience in preparing and implementing venue hire policies and event management protocols in a complex and dynamic environment, preferably within a specialty or heritage venue.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Current knowledge and working experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description

For more information, please download the documents Role Description and Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

Applicants must?submit:

A one to two page covering letter which addresses the role description’s essential requirements and your relevant experience


As part of the online application process you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions.

  1. Please give an example of a challenging corporate event that you worked on in a unique or heritage venue, that required exceptional client management and problem solving, while working with a range of partners and/or internal stakeholders. What did you do, how did you do it and what was the outcome? (500 words maximum)
  2. Please outline how you motivate and manage a team of event professionals working in a challenging unique venue with a diverse client base. (500 words maximum)

Enquiries: Serafina Froio, 02 9320 6129 or email [email protected] 

The Australian Museum welcomes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.