We are looking for someone who is passionate about science and technology, and has a strong sense of wonder. If that sounds like you, apply now!
What you will do The Exhibit Developer helps to shape exhibitions and interactive experiences for Questacon. Working closely with the Senior Exhibit Developer, you will work as part of the Concepts team to develop new experiences and content for our audiences. This is rare opportunity to fill a creative role within a national science institution. Working consistently with the expectations for an APS5 in the APS Work Level Standards and in line with the APS Values and Code of Conduct, Exhibit Developers are responsible for: • Researching, imagining and developing interactive and engaging STEM content for a range of audiences, including early childhood through to secondary students and adults; • Solving problems and thinking innovatively to translate science and technology into inspirational experiences, exhibits and displays; • Researching and developing clear, effective and accurate messages and interactions; • Writing interpretive content for graphic panels, screen-based multimedia and exhibition support materials, as well as fact-checking and proof-reading the work of others; • Participating in evaluation and audience research – including making and testing prototypes and conducting in-person interviews and surveys – and using the results to inform exhibit and exhibition development; • Contributing both independently and collaboratively to science communication projects across a broad range of topics and delivery modes; • Communicating and negotiating as part of an interdisciplinary team, balancing advocacy against compromise and fostering positive relationships; • Developing and maintaining relationships with external experts and other stakeholders to contribute to Questacon’s exhibitions program; • Contributing to multiple concurrent projects, including organising their own work and coordinating with others to meet deadlines with a quick turn-around and conflicting timelines; • Staying current with science, technology and cultural sector news and trends, and contributing to team strategic planning and process development; and • Maintaining work records, writing reports and briefs, responding to requests, and contributing to other compliance activities as needed. The successful candidate must have, or be able to obtain an ACT Government Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration. For further information the role, including eligibility and how to apply, please visit our current vacancies page. Positions close on Sunday 3 October 2021 at 11:55pm (AEST).
Our ideal candidate We are looking for someone who is passionate about science and technology, and has a strong sense of wonder. Our ideal candidate; • Is an inquisitive and imaginative storyteller, with proven ability to creatively communicate with a public audience in a range of delivery modes; • Has well-developed research skills and is able to draw value from a wide range of information sources and perspectives; • Is a motivated and flexible problem solver who enjoys generating ideas, tackling novel challenges and achieving practical results; • Is resilient and adaptable, with a demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality work under pressure and in situations with changing or uncertain requirements; and • Has a proven track record of effective collaboration as part of a diverse team working on complex projects. Professional experience with science communication or in the museum sector is desirable but not required.
Working across state and Federal Government Work in a diverse and inclusive department Competitive salary including 15.4% super
About the team The Questacon Concepts team leads the development of new experiences and content for the exhibitions program at Questacon – Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre. Questacon’s exhibition program brings inspirational and contemporary science, technology and innovation to the Australian public through interactive and provocative installations and displays. The team performs topic and audience research and creates the goals and narratives for exhibitions. They imagine and develop exhibit concepts and interactions, interpretive content, and multimedia and support material. To support this work, the team builds and maintains a network of subject-matter experts, and performs user testing and evaluation to inform engaging and accurate exhibitions and STEM content. The team also plays a key role in the ongoing strategic planning and direction of permanent exhibitions and the travelling exhibitions program.