About the role

The Museum's education program delivers primarily to Australian school students at all levels and across various subject areas. Its modules include excursions (museum tours and workshops), incursions (cultural workshops and travelling museum to regional areas) and a fast-growing virtual incursion program. 

The Education Manager is responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of the total Education program, ensuring that all modules have strong links to Australian and Victorian Curriculum, are aligned with the Museum's purpose and strategic plan and are delivered to a high standard.  

The Education Manager is directly responsible for coaching, supervision and administration of the education team, comprising of an Education Bookings Officer, a Content Developer and approx 10-20 casual Tour Guides. 

The role works closely with the marketing department on marketing of the program to schools/teachers and also with the CEO on product innovation and potential sources of funding e.g. government funding. 

The position also takes on the role of Child Safety Officer within the organisation. 

The position has direct accountability for helping to achieve the Museum's mission and its annual school visitation targets.

Key Selection Criteria

Skills Required
  • Demonstrated understanding of teaching and learning principles within a learning institution, museum, tourism or cultural attraction environment
  • Knowledge of the Victorian and/or Australian curriculum in one or more of the following areas: Australian history, immigration and multiculturalism, literature, language and philosophy, ancient Chinese history, drama, dance, music, martial arts
  • Professional development skills to train tour guides and educators
  • Experience working with a LMS system or similar digital learning environment
  • Experience developing marketing and communications to schools and teachers
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills to lead a small team
  • Excellent time management skills
Experience Required
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in the education sector developing and delivering educational experiences for Australian school students
  • Awareness of current trends and best practices in museum education programs
  • Demonstrated people management experience
  • University Degree in Education, Teaching, Museum Studies, or similar
  • Experience in either the Arts, Tourism, Community or Not for Profit sectors is preferred
Desired Behaviours
  • A people person who will prioritise communication and team work
  • A strong collaborator, happy to partner with other departments to develop best in class solutions
  • Highly organised and methodical approach to completing assignments
  • Keen to learn and develop on the job

This is a part-time position, 3 days per week including a Thursday.

The Chinese Museum is a child safe organisation.  All employees are required to sign a Child Safety Code of Conduct and carry a valid working with children check.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.