Museum Director/CEO

The Jewish Museum of Australia seeks a dynamic, visionary and experienced leader to be its next Director & CEO.

This position will suit someone with exceptional leadership and communication skills, ambition and a visionary drive to build on the success of recent years and lead the Museum into its next chapter.

Befitting a role of this seniority, the successful appointee will be responsible for the general management and fiscal leadership of the Museum. The Director & CEO will guide the development and execution of both short and long-term strategies and plans, bearing full responsibility for their implementation in concert with a talented leadership team under the supervision of the Museum’s board.

The role requires an exceptional communicator, given its span of operations including interactively effectively with a wide array of constituencies, including major donors, government organisations, visitors, volunteers and community organisations across the Jewish and wider communities.

The Director & CEO will need to be a collaborative leader; capable of working with senior leadership as well as the Board to navigate and articulate the strategic direction of the Museum. This direction must meet the needs of – and be relevant to – younger audiences born into the digital age. Experience with and a willingness to directly fundraise are essential attributes of our candidate.

The successful candidate will have the proven ability to promote the best from a strong team of 15-plus part-time and casual staff and over 100 regular volunteers. They will ensure the Museum’s culture is inclusive, collaborative and positive, as well as creatively bold and ambitious.

We envisage the new Director & CEO will have at least seven years not-for-profit experience as a leader or manager within a museum, educational institution, historical society, arts or cultural organisation. Strong networks and experience within the Jewish community are preferred. Qualifications should be in museum studies, Judaic history, the arts, anthropology or similar. A deep and thorough knowledge and passion for Jewish history is essential.

With a deep desire for preserving history and an enthusiasm for passing that value onto others through engaging storytelling, this opportunity will be attractive to a qualified candidate with an authentic passion for the mission and vision of the Jewish Museum of Australia.

For an information pack, please contact Sharon Marlow at or 0418 851 489.