Employment

Why work at the Memorial?

The Australian War Memorial is an exciting and innovative place to work; it stands at the forefront of modern museology and research into Australia’s military history. The Memorial’s world-class exhibitions are housed in the nation’s most revered commemorative site, set in beautifully landscaped grounds at the foot of Mount Ainslie.

Where else in the world can you work in a multi-award-winning institution, among such an extraordinary collection of national treasures, including military heraldry and technology items, priceless works of art, official war records, photographs, sound recordings, film footage, personal diaries and other personal items? Working at the Memorial also offers an opportunity to help commemorate those men and women who have sacrificed so much in the service of the nation.

The Memorial’s employees contribute greatly towards its outstanding achievements, and in return enjoy a satisfying and rewarding work environment, with competitive salary rates, excellent training and development opportunities, and a range of flexible employment conditions that help staff to balance their work and family responsibilities. Further details on conditions of employment are set out in the Memorial's Teamwork Agreement (740Kb PDF file)

Memorial employees are expected to model the following behaviours:

Care about their work Understand what is required  
Be enthusiastic                                                    Learn all they can
Contribute fully each day   Be solution focused
Drive results                                                        Don’t give up
Help others, and ask for help                              Make a corporate contribution

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

All Memorial staff are required to adhere to the Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct, and the Australian War Memorial Code of Ethics Relating to the National Collection.

Among the many benefits of working here there is ample free parking, two onsite cafés, an active and friendly social club, and proximity to sports grounds and Civic (Canberra’s shopping and business centre).

It is a privilege to work at the Memorial, so don’t miss your opportunity. Apply now!

Australian War Memorial Teamwork Agreement 2017 - 2020