2D designer

  • Full Time
  • Sydney


Join us at the Australian Museum and help us achieve our Mission to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change. 


About the Role

This is a full time position for maternity leave cover for one year, with an option to extend beyond the one year.

The Design Unit plays a critical role in the planning, development and delivery of the creative output for all exhibitions, learning and outreach projects, and marketing and communications of the Australian Museum. The Unit works to promote the Museum’s brand and ensure the visitor experience is of the highest standard. The Graphic Designer works with other members of the Unit in the development and delivery of graphic design solutions for print, digital, display and exhibitions.

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You will be paid a competitive annual salary $93,295 – $102,942, plus employer’s contribution to superannuation (currently 11%) and annual leave loading.


About You 

We are seeking a 2D designer who can support the Design Studio and exhibitions teams to ensure that design services are delivered on time and to the highest standards.

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Demonstrate high level of skill in creative design, and a portfolio of graphic design work across print, display and digital.
  • Be experienced in print production processes and preparing finished artwork for print, display, web and digital.
  • Have advanced skills across the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Negotiate sometimes conflicting expectations of stakeholders.
  • Be a passionate creative with plenty of ideas and a portfolio showcasing work across diverse projects and platforms.

Essential Requirements

  • Qualifications in Graphic Design or Visual Communication, or equivalent industry experience, minimum 3 years professional experience.


About The Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is truly a great place to work. We aim to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

Recent staff survey results confirm that our staff feel valued, accepted and supported and that they believe the AM is an inclusive workplace. AM staff also report a high level of job satisfaction.

The AM is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people and acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present.

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Besides working together with other like-minded people, you will have access to professional development and dedicated Wellbeing programs.


How to apply

Applicants must submit (if submitted as attachment, please upload as PDF):

  • A one to two page covering letter which addresses the role description’s key knowledge and experience
  • Resume


As part of the online application process, you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions.

  • Please submit a professional portfolio of your past work.
  • Please summarise any relevant work experience within a museum or similar type of institution and your interest in working for the Australian Museum (maximum 500 words).


For more details, Frequently Asked Questions and how to apply for the role go to I Work for NSW.

The successful applicant will be subject to national criminal records check. As recommended by Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Australian Museum encourages all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Contact person: Fran Dorey, 02 9320 6342 email [email protected].


Inclusive and welcoming

The Australian Museum is an NSW Public Service organisation and aims to attract and retain the right people for the right jobs. The AM is a diverse and inclusive workplace where genuine participation and contribution is enabled, and everyone, regardless of their background, identity or circumstances is valued, accepted and supported to thrive at work.


This means that we are embedding diversity and inclusion in everything we do on a daily basis, whether it be our recruitment processes, workplace culture, career development programs, customer service or policies and procedures. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment process to better enable you to shine, please reach out to the contact person or note this in your application.

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