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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10700591
National Museum of Australia Closing date: Sunday, 12 February 2017
Job Title: Audience Research Manager
Division: Programs and Engagement
Section: Exhibition Projects and Interpretation
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $74,522 - $83,525
Location: Acton - ACT
Classification: APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NP
Agency Website: http://www.nma.gov.au/about_us/employment

Job Description

Duties


The Audience Research Manager will coordinate audience research across a range of projects, and will assist Museum staff to apply research insights and data to the development and delivery of major development activities. This position represents the recommencement of audience research after a hiatus of several years, and the position will need to design and implement a revived audience research program.

The Audience Research Manager reports to the Manager, Exhibition Projects and Interpretation, and receives broad general guidance in relation to strategic and operational outcomes from their supervisor, the Major Projects Steering Committee and the Executive Management Group. The position holder is responsible for ensuring that research findings and data analysis are used to enhance development projects, and for advising project teams in the practical application of audience research in content development, interpretation, learning and design activities.

The Audience Research Manager will have project management responsibilities, including coordination of a range of activities, contractors and other service providers required to deliver research activities, and will monitor and report on budget.

The Audience Research Manager will have an important role in ensuring that the Museum’s Executive team is briefed on outcomes of audience research, and will assist in identifying the use of audience research in relation to Key Performance Indicators, and Strategic and Corporate Plan reporting.

Internally, the Audience Research Manager will work in close collaboration with the Development Project teams, setting out research and work plans in consultation with the Producer or project manager.
Specifically the role is responsible for:
• Developing a program of qualitative and quantitative audience research and evaluation for implementation.
• Researching, defining and analysing audience segments and visitation trends for the Museum’s main site, and in relation to other cultural organisations and the sector.
• Presenting and synthesising research findings to a range of stakeholder groups, including Council, the Executive team, Development Teams, Business Unit managers and external contractors.
• Procuring and managing external contractors, or other resources, needed to deliver research activities.
• Working with Museum teams and IT systems to develop methods of managing audience research data, manage the dissemination of information, and develop methodologies or procedures to assist teams to utilise research information.
• Assisting Museum staff in the development of audience engagement strategies.
• Representing the Museum in key forums that relate to audience research and audience development.
• Seeking ways to obtain financial and intellectual support for development projects through the practical application of research data, including seeking grants and other partnership opportunities.
• Contributing to the development of a culture of creative and innovative project delivery, including working together with staff to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of audience engagement and evaluation, project management, collection research and digital innovation in a lifelong learning environment.
• Ensuring that he/she has sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to undertake his/her work safely and that employees in the project team are provided with sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to enable them to perform their duties safely.

 

Eligibility


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:
- be an Australian Citizen;
- undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which includes a police records check.

 

Notes


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

6 months with a possible extension

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Vicki Northey, 02 6208 5455, recruitment@nma.gov.au
Position Contact: Vicki Northey, 02 6208 5455
Agency Recruitment Site: http://www.nma.gov.au/about_us/employment
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
 
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS05-Mon - 30 Jan 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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