Project Communications and Marketing Manager

Scienceworks Museum


Scienceworks is part of Museums Victoria, Australia's largest public museum organisation, and with the commencement of Melbourne Water x Scienceworks project, Scienceworks is seeking a Project Communications and Marketing Manager to fulfil a full-time, fixed term role.

We are looking for a highly skilled and independent Communications and Marketing Manager with the experience and initiative to implement a program of strategic communication and marketing outputs, issues management tactics and brand/reputational campaigns, independently. While this role will sit within a broader marketing and communications team, known for their collaborative, innovative and supportive team culture, this is a standalone role, and as such, the candidate will need to self-drive visitation, engage target audience segments and strengthen and protect brand reputation. To be successful in this role, the applicant should be super organised, flexible and deadline driven.

Working across a project driven by two entities (Scienceworks and Melbourne Water), this candidate should be a highly skilled communicator with developed analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritise and juggle concurrent communication and marketing deliverables in a fast-paced and ever-evolving development project. They should be a self-starter with high-level project management experience to deliver all communication and marketing projects, on time and to budget.

Core duties of this position include:

  • Lead and implement stakeholder relations engagement and communications advice, planning, delivery and reviews.
  • Develop and implement a communications and PR plan for the project including coordinating related media outreach activities; writing and editing Press & Media releases, listings, speeches, fielding media enquiries, running events and monitoring all associated media coverage.
  • Lead, develop and implement a range of strategies and tactics regarding reputation management, issues and crisis management. This includes; providing counsel to management on issues during the project, implementing social media listening and alert tools and processes including community management, formulating consistent messaging and FAQ’s relating to crisis/issues management, liaising with cross functional teams and external stakeholders in crisis response scenarios, developing Sciencework’s positioning on key issues and developing and implementing compelling narratives to advance Sciencework’s corporate reputation as it relates to the project.
  • Manage and implement social media strategies, tactics and content publishing schedules relating to the project including generating, editing, publishing and sharing content as they relate to the project across Scienceworks’ and Museums Victoria’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts when required.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans and recovery campaigns encompassing paid, owned and shared channels that enrich Scienceworks’ reputation and drive visitation and revenue.

Please see our Role Statement for a copy of the full Key Selection Criteria and Duties.

Other information

This role is a full-time, fixed term position. The salary on offer is $88,955 per annum (base of grade) plus 10% superannuation.

The applicant ideally should have experience in construction communications/marketing and or the cultural industry.

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How to apply

To view the position description, visit

For more information about this position, please contact Jacqui Wilson (Senior Manager, Media & Communications) on email: m: 0457 906 960.  

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A one-page cover letter that outlines your interest in this role.
  • A current CV detailing relevant experience.
  • A brief document outlining your responses to the Key Selection Criteria

Please note: Applications that do not include the above elements will not be considered.

Applications close: Monday, 7 March (11.59pm)

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Western Suburbs

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Full time