Senior Media and Communications Officer (VPSG3.2)

Job posted: 20/09/2023
Applications close: 08/10/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Museum Victoria

Salary: $83,333 - $89,661

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/MV/9665

Reference: VG/MV/9665

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $83,333 - $89,661

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact in the world of culture, history, and science? Museums Victoria is seeking a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled public relations professional to join our esteemed team in an ongoing role as Senior Media and Communications Officer.

Senior Media and Communications Officer - Full-time, Ongoing

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact in the world of culture, history, and science? Museums Victoria is seeking a dynamic, passionate and highly skilled public relations professional to join our esteemed team in an ongoing role as Senior Media and Communications Officer.

As a pivotal member of our Media and Communications division, you will play a crucial role in elevating the profile and reputation of Museums Victoria's Research Institute, activities, exhibitions, and events.


About Museums Victoria:

At Museums Victoria, we're on a mission to create knowledge, inspire curiosity, and foster a deep appreciation for the wonders of our world. We exchange stories about culture, history, science, and the pressing questions that shape our lives. With captivating physical and virtual spaces, and a world-leading research institute, we open minds and hearts, connecting the past, present, and future, inspiring millions of visitors each year to learn about themselves and the universe we inhabit.

To learn more about Museums Victoria, please visit museumsvictoria.com.au/about-us/


Your Role:

As a Senior Media and Communications Officer, you will work under the guidance of the Senior Manager, Media and Communications, to develop and execute strategic communication and public relations campaigns. Working in parallel with the Marketing team as part of an integrated department of specialists, your primary goal will be to drive visitation and enhance the positive reputation of Museums Victoria's diverse portfolio, including our Research Institute, exhibitions, and programs.


What You'll Do: 

  • Collaborate with the Senior Media and Communications Manager to conceive, research, and implement innovative media and communications strategies that spotlight Museums Victoria's expertise, Research Institute, exhibitions, and activities across various owned and earned channels.
  • Foster strong, collaborative relationships with media outlets, external stakeholders, and internal teams to champion Museums Victoria's communication goals and campaign objectives.
  • Craft compelling media materials such as press releases, media kits, internal briefings, speech notes, photography, and video content that tell our story with creativity and impact.
  • Contribute to comprehensive post-campaign assessments and reporting to measure campaign effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Coordinate engagement activity including media calls, events, outside broadcasts, and previews, contributing to the creative direction of stakeholder and partner events to align with communication and advocacy strategies.
  • Play a key role in supporting the development of proactive and reactive crisis management messages, preparing briefing notes, FAQs, and process documents to ensure consistent and effective communication.
  • Support departmental and team objectives, actively engage in organisational initiatives, and contribute to a thriving team culture.
  • Adhere to Museums Victoria's policies, procedures, and relevant regulations to ensure operational compliance.


 Who You Are:

  • A seasoned communicator with a proven track record in building robust media and stakeholder networks within a rapidly evolving media landscape.
  • A creative storyteller with superior writing, editing, and content creation skills, capable of transforming complex information into captivating narratives tailored to diverse audiences.
  • Detail-oriented and skilled at juggling tasks under tight deadlines, producing high-quality content that resonates.
  • A diplomatic and sensitive professional capable of managing culturally or politically sensitive material with tact and risk awareness.
  • An independent worker and a collaborative team player, adept at thriving both autonomously and within cross-functional teams.
  • Tertiary qualified in public relations, communications or a related field, along with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in a similar role. Alternatively, you might have an equivalent combination of professional and lived experience.
  • Committed to upholding high ethical standards, and willing to undergo a National Police Records Check and Working with Children Check.


Why Museums Victoria:

  • Join a mission-driven organisation that enriches lives through discovery and trusted knowledge, compelling society to act for a thriving future.
  • Contribute to the exchange of stories about culture, history, and science, and engage in discussions about life's big questions.
  • Work within a diverse, inclusive, and belonging-oriented environment that embraces bold new ideas and innovative approaches.
  • Help create captivating physical and virtual spaces that open minds and hearts, connecting generations through time and place.


Other Information:

This role is a full-time, ongoing position. The salary on offer is $83, 333 per annum (base of grade) plus 11% superannuation.


How To Apply:

If you're ready to contribute to the world of discovery and knowledge, and you possess the skills and passion to drive our media and communications efforts, we invite you to apply. Join Museums Victoria in its mission to inspire, educate, and connect. Together, let's make history!

To view the position description, visit Careers - Museums Victoria. From our Current Vacancies page, select “All Jobs” and click on the link for this job's listing.

To apply, please click “Apply for this Job” at the bottom of the job listing page.

For more information about this position, please contact Jacqui Wilson (Senior Manager, Media & Communication) on email: jawilson@museum.vic.gov.au


Please submit the three following three documents with your application:

  • Your Cover Letter
  • Your Resume
  • Written responses addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in our Role Statement (refer to the attachment).

Please note: Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.


Applications Close: Sunday, 8 October 2023 (11.59pm)


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Senior Media and Communications Officer (VPSG3.2)

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Jacqui Wilson | jawilson@museum.vic.gov.au

Senior Media and Communications Officer (VPSG3.2)