Projects may be available in the following Museums Victoria departments:
The Research and Collections Division
The Research and Collections Division develops Museum Victoria’s collection of nearly 17 million items through research and acquisition, and manages the collections and associated information. It provides access to the collections and associated information for museum visitors, scholars, community groups, and increasingly to the wider world through digital platforms. It also manages the development, production and maintenance of Museum Victoria’s long-term exhibitions and a program of temporary exhibitions.
Research and Collections departments:
Society & Technology
The Society & Technology Department is responsible for the state collections of history, technology and society. The collections include over 800,000 objects, 250,000 images and 80,000 documents
The major activities of the department include: collection management, research, providing access to collections, developing the collections through acquisitions, development long-term and temporary exhibitions, restoration and heritage interpretation, repatriation, facilitation access to the collections online, and collaboration with communities and organisations.
First Peoples & Bunjilaka
Bunjilaka is the Aboriginal Centre at Melbourne Museum. It was developed to empower Aboriginal people to interpret their own cultural heritage for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Strategic Collection Management
The Strategic Collection Management department aims to preserve the physical and intellectual values of the State collection. The diversity and size of the Museums Victoria's collection makes the achievement an especially interesting challenge.
The Sciences Department at Museum Victoria is responsible for research, curation and development of the museum’s extensive natural sciences collection. This invaluable collection now comprises more than 16 million specimens across all fields of zoological and geological disciplines. It focuses on Victoria and Australasia, but also includes international material. Staff manage the acquisition, curation and registration of the collections. These collections are investigated in state of the art research facilities to enhance our understanding of the evolution of the Australasian recent and fossil fauna, as well as the region's geology.
In order to contribute to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the origins, diversity and development of Australia's natural heritage, staff of the Sciences Department undertake original research in: geosciences; marine biology; terrestrial environments; population and evolutionary genetics, and science communication. The department is also involved in promoting the public understanding of science in the fields of astronomy and biotechnology.
The Live Exhibits Unit teams of horticulture staff and animal keepers maintain and develop the Museum’s living displays including Forest Gallery, Milarri Garden, and live animal including Bugs Alive!
The Experience & Engagement Division
The Experience & Engagement Division creates unmissable experiences for diverse audiences and is responsible for leading the museums' engagement with communities and individuals online, onsite and offsite. Experience & Engagement is focused on exhibition and experience development at and education and outreach programs Victoria wide for broad public engagement
Experience & Engagement departments:
Education Experiences develops and presents education programs aligned with the Victorian curriculum. These programs are available onsite, online and offsite
Public Programs create unmissable experiences for all audiences. We engage with, welcome and celebrate all communities through audience-driven programs, events, lecture series, cultural festivals, partnerships, collaborations and public activations.
The Digital Life team leads and supports the creation, production and delivery of high-quality, audience-focused digital content and products, that strategically enhance and maximise audience experiences, engagement and visitation.
Marketing Audience and Communications Division
Marketing Audience and Communications [MAC] are responsible for communicating the needs of Museum audiences and driving Museum Victoria’s brand and positioning. MAC input into new projects through market research and communicate outcomes through marketing and publicity.
MAC departments includes Marketing and Brand, Media and Communications, Public Relations, and Audience Insights.
Strategic Information & Compliance Division
Strategic Information & Compliance includes the departments of the Museum Victoria Library, and Records and Archives. The Museums Victoria Library enables and enriches museum research by facilitating access to quality information resources and services. The library serves the research, professional and creative needs of Museums Victoria staff and the wider Victorian community. The Records and Archives team assist Museums Victoria staff in understanding and meeting their recordkeeping obligations.