First listed on: 25 October 2021

Project and WHS Coordinator


About us

The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.

About the role

The Project and WHS Coordinator will support, advise and direct Western Australian Museum staff, volunteers and associates in the planning and safe execution of terrestrial and marine fieldwork (including boating and diving), distance driving, and other hazardous work-related activities such as chemical storage and handling.

About you

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated individual who loves working in a positive team environment, enjoys a challenge and wants to make a difference.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Understand the importance of fieldwork to the Museum’s activities, and to work with diverse fieldwork teams to conduct these projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Promote and support an inclusive and safe workplace culture, using expertise and judgement to analyse and problem-solve, engaging collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Participate in terrestrial and marine fieldwork, including diving operations (for example, as Dive Supervisor) as required.
  • Review plans for fieldwork operations, undertake risk assessments, and provide advice to Museum staff and executives. Work with staff to ensure fieldwork Health and Safety Environment Plans (HSEs) and Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) are completed and approved in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policies.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for further information about the work-related requirements (Selection Criteria) of this position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

  • A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees.
  • A statement of no more than 3 pages addressing all the essential work-related requirements. Please provide relevant examples to support your claims.

We also require the following to be submitted with your application to be eligible for the position:

  • Qualification and experience as a diver (in accordance to a minimum of AS2815.6 Restricted Occupational SCUBA to 30m, or equivalent).
  • Qualification and experience as a dive supervisor (in accordance with AS2815.5 or equivalent).

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application, click “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

If you experience technical difficulties applying online, please contact the RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056, in the first instance. For information about the process, you can contact Human Resources on (08) 6552 1718.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact, Catherine Belcher, Head of Culture and Communities, 9212 3875.

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