Vacancy Details

Position title: Senior Digital Producer

Section: Digital and Content Services, Public Engagement

Classification: APS6

Immediate supervisor: Lead Digital Producer

Status: Non-ongoing , full time until 30 June 2023 with the possibility of an extension and/or the possibility of ongoing appointment 

Location: Canberra ACT

Application close date: 11.30pm (AEST) on Sunday, 25 September 2022

Position contact: Angela Rooke, Manager, Digital on 02 6208 5353 or

The job opportunity

The National Museum of Australia has an exciting opportunity for a professional to join the Public Engagement Division as an APS6 Senior Digital Producer in the Digital team. The Digital team is responsible for the creation and provision of striking and engaging digital content and products for the Museum. 

The Digital team develops and publishes content for the Museum’s websites and audio tours, and scopes, plans and manages production of interactive multimedia products for the Museum’s physical galleries.

The Senior Digital Producer will work on a range of digital projects, including websites, reporting to the Lead Digital Producer, and with broad direction from the Manager, Digital. The role will: 

plan, manage and execute the delivery and installation of digital products and projects for exhibition and online delivery

own and manage all third-party relationships and contracts with relevant digital suppliers 

scope the product requirements and monitor their delivery to meet deadlines within budget. This includes user research, business analysis, developing requirements and managing all stages of development including specifications, procurement, interface and experience design, and iterations through launch, alpha and beta phases

perform thorough quality assurance testing on delivered products to ensure they meet the requirements, including assessing these against user needs, best practices and industry standards

manage budgets, resourcing and delivery schedules relating to individual projects and outputs 

maintain an excellent level of project administration and reporting in line with the Museum’s record management policy and project management methodology

develop and manage new partnership and collaboration opportunities for digital initiatives

maintain a sound understanding of digital trends, advancements and innovation, communicating this to the broader team, developing and leading training sessions as appropriate, and initiating new digital projects

What will the successful candidate bring to the role?

The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager with a thorough understanding of the product development lifecycle and methods for software development and website projects. They will write clear project briefs and tender documents and work collaboratively with colleagues and external contractors to deliver results. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio of digital products and experience in navigating their way through complex organisational and project structures.

They will be a creative self-starter and enthusiastic about the capacity for digital technology to offer outstanding experiences and high-quality content to audiences. They will have a sound understanding of digital trends, advancements and innovation, and an ability to investigate creative and technical solutions to solve problems and realise opportunities.

Selection criteria

1. Proven experience coordinating the production of high-quality digital products, ideally for delivery in a physical space and online.

2. Demonstrated experience delivering complex and high-value projects on time and within budget, including managing resources, schedules, budgets and priorities.

3. Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a multidisciplinary team in the development and implementation of high-quality digital products. 

4. Demonstrated application of good conceptual and analytical skills to develop briefs and tender documents for digital platforms and applications. 

5. Demonstrated high-level communication skills, including the ability to write for a range of contexts, and to negotiate successfully with diverse stakeholders.

6. Demonstrated high-level analytical skills and proven ability to think and act strategically.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Museum is an equal employment opportunity workplace.

The National Museum of Australia is committed to ensuring a child-safe and child-friendly environment. All employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, and support for, these principles in theory and practice.

How to apply?

Please provide a statement outlining your qualifications and suitability to undertake the duties of the position, framing your responses to each of the selection criteria (approximately 250 words maximum per criterion).  Applicants are also required to provide a current CV and include the contact details for two current referees in their application.  


Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. 


To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must: 

be an Australian citizen

undergo a number of pre-employment checks, including a police records check.