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Engagement, Learning and Program Developer - Sisters of Charity of Australia, Potts Point, NSW

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The Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre and Archives was opened on 6 June 2019 and incorporates in one facility an exhibition, meeting room, and the Congregational Archives. The key objective of the Heritage Centre is to provide a warm and welcoming telling place which connects visitors to the history and charism of the Sisters. The exhibition exemplifies the significant contribution and achievements of the Sisters of Charity since the arrival of the five pioneer Sisters in Sydney, in 1838. It also includes an immersive, digital storytelling section dedicated to the fourth vow. The facility is a place of hospitality, information and reflection.


The position of Engagement, Learning and Program Developer at the Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre, is responsible for the development of curriculum-based programs for students and educational tours for adult audiences. In addition, they will generate opportunities for community engagement, via the creation of innovative public programs. This role will identify potential audiences, and foster relationships with professional and community organisations, with a view to developing accessible programs, both formal and informal, for all ages and backgrounds. In addition, working alongside the Heritage Centre Manager, the Engagement Learning and Program Developer will produce support materials and prepare volunteers for general visitor and school group tours.

Position Title: Engagement, Learning and Program Developer
Location: Potts Point, NSW
Category: Part-time (3 days per week: 21 hours per week) contract for 12-months or Full-time contract for 9 months (35 hours per week)
Applications Close: 30 August 2019
Position Contact: Rachel Mensforth, Heritage Centre Manager: [email protected]


Relevant tertiary education, such as a degree in museum studies, the arts, arts management, education, humanities, or other relevant area
Current Working with Children’s Check (or the ability to obtain one)
Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering education and visitor programs in a museum or similar cultural institution
Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of innovative programs for community groups of all ages and backgrounds
Experience in developing and delivering training for museum guides
Sound understanding of the NSW and/or Australian curriculum
Demonstrated understanding of current enquiry-based learning theory and practice across broad audiences, for primary students, secondary students and adult based education
Knowledge of community organisations, museums, and other cultural institutions, their function, activities and programs
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers

How to Apply

To be considered applications must be received by 6pm on 30 August 2019.

Email applications to Rachel Mensforth: [email protected]

The subject line should read ‘Application’.

Postal applications must be addressed to:
Rachel Mensforth
Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre
P.O. Box 21
Potts Point
NSW 2011

Submissions must include:

A short cover letter
A current, typed CV
The names and contacts of 2 professional referees


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