a/g Manager, Public Programs Public Programs Coordinator; a/g Manager, Image Delivery & IP | National Museum of Australia

2001 – 2004

a/g Manager Image Delivery and Intellectual Property, National Museum of Australia, April – Dec 2004
● co-coordinating an intellectual property framework for the Museum, including intellectual property and image delivery procedures and policy and communicating and monitoring these procedures and policy throughout the Museum
● operating as the Museum’s advisor on intellectual property, seeking legal advice where appropriate to ensure that the Museum’s interests were protected at all times
● reviewing and developing an effective management framework, including databases, to manage internal and external access to the digital assets collected in the development of programs and activities and contributing to the management of the NMA’s digital assets
● seeking legal advice on matters including privacy and freedom of information, and undertaking the roles of privacy contact officer and freedom of information officer
● ensuring NMA staff were kept informed of changes to intellectual property legislation and that staff were aware of all legal requirements in relation to intellectual property
● managing intellectual property and images generated or licensed into the NMA
● overseeing the production of image graphics for exhibitions at NMA
Major achievements: managing section restructure, image digitisation, clearances & graphics delivery for Extremes: Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, moral rights policy for NMA

a/g Manager, Public Programs, National Museum of Australia, Acton ACT, June 2002, Feb–May 2004
● researching, planning, developing and delivering a diverse range of public programs
● yearly strategic planning and 2003/2004 budget preparation
● recruiting, supervising and mentoring staff.

Public Programs Coordinator, National Museum of Australia, Acton ACT, Jan 2002 – April 2004
● researching, strategic planning and project management of exhibitions, community outreach and educational public programs targeted towards diverse audiences including youth, adults, seniors and disabled groups
● liaising with internal and external stakeholders for the purposes of developing programs and exhibitions
● preparing publications, marketing collateral and learning resources for target audiences, the general public, media and internal stakeholders
● organising, delivering and utilising results of front-end and summative audience evaluation
● managing project teams and supervising, training staff and volunteers.
Major achievements: Skylounge 2002-2004, Scinema Film Festival, In Sight, On Site, NMA Artist in Residence program (see Appendix A for full list of programs.)

Visitor Services Coordinator, National Museum of Australia, Acton ACT, Aug 2000 – Dec 2001
● training and supervising a large team of visitor services staff
● delivering guided tours and training staff to deliver tours of the museum
● devising implementing and monitoring operational policy, systems and processes.

Examples of programs, exhibitions and events

  • Sky Lounge 2002-2004. Initially a science fiction film festival held over six consecutive Friday nights in the summer, Sky Lounge developed into a mini new media arts festival held over four Friday nights in February, showcasing international animated films, electronic music and multimedia art. The programming was loosely related the theme of “The Future”, part of the NMA’s vision . . . imagining the future, with each night having its own distinct sub-theme. Sky Lounge targeted a youth audience (18-30), a difficult audience to bring into the Museum, 2002, 2003 & 2004
  • Extremes, Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, 2004 (Exhibition): image clearances and graphics delivery
  • Scinema Film Festival, a curated and competitive science film festival aimed at making the world of science film accessible to everyone. In 2004 Scinema expanded into a national event touring to over 15 venues around Australia, 2003 & 2004
  • New Media Lecture Series, developed in partnership with the Centre for New Media Arts, ANU. Designed to investigate the latest in new media arts practices, 2003 & 2004
  • Art Forum lectures, part of the Institute of the Arts (ANU) lecture series, the NMA lectures were developed collaboratively with a particular focus on Australian history and identity and indigenous issues, 2003 & 2004
  • Taking Time symposium, a one day symposium in conjunction with Métis 2004, a major festival celebrating art and science on the theme of time, with exhibitions, performance, film, creative writing, music and dance taking place in venues around Canberra, 2004
  • CIT student fashion parade and film awards. These projects aimed to showcase the graduating work of CIT students, 2002 & 2003
  • My Australia, Banner Project, involved a series of facilitated workshops at the museum in which people with disabilities developed, designed and constructed a series of banners which were exhibited in the main hall of the National Museum of Australia on International Disability Day, 3 Dec, 2003
  • Toyota – ANU Public Lecture Series and ANU conferences. A series of lectures and conferences run in conjunction with the Australian National University, 2003 & 2004
  • Memory Lines, Dementia week outdoor art installation and lecture series was aimed at increasing awareness of Alzhiemer’s disease in Australia, 2002
  • Waterwheel, Science week art installation and talks, 2003
  • In Sight, On Site, NMA Artist in Residence program, exhibition, workshops and floor talks (Artist’s Anne Ferran and Elaine Russell), 2002
  • Women Hold up Half the Sky, women’s political poster exhibition to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in Australia, 2002. This exhibition was the pilot project of a rapid response process and exhibition system. It involved coordinating many stakeholders, internally and externally to work very rapidly (four hour turn around each) to produce the exhibition, 2002
  • Talkback classroom NMA 2001-2002 – a program in which the broadcast studio was utilised to connect senior high school students from around Australia with students in the Museum studio in order to interview high profile politicians about pertinent issues for young people in Australia.
  • To Mars and Beyond Free Public Lecture Series, speakers have included; Kerrie Dougherty, Paul Davies, Morris Jones, Susan Anderson, Fred Watson, Adam Spencer, Karl Kruzelnicki and Allan Paull. This lecture series was aimed at targeting adult audiences with a special interest in space and forming partnerships with space related organisations across Australia, 2002
  • Make Your Own Alien, children’s craft activities (delivered by volunteers). The aim of this program was to work with the volunteers unit to create and run low key, walk up children’s activities, which, fostered creativity, inspired thinking and drew attention to the To Mars and Beyond exhibition, 2002
  • Shakaya, indigenous concert for NAIDOC week, this concert aimed to a target youth and add to the festival atmosphere of NAIDOC Week at the Museum, 2002
  • kSpace (interactive virtual reality exhibit for children), marketing and exhibition enhancement strategies, 2002

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