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The Johnston Collection is currently accepting applications for a Marketing and Administration Manager.

Marketing and Administration Manager
The Johnston Collection
Onsite, East Melbourne
$70-$80K per annum (depending on experience) plus legislated superannuation

The Johnston Collection (TJC) is an independent, award-winning, critically acclaimed museum which is the legacy of antique dealer and collector, William Robert Johnston (1911-1986). Visitors experience the Collection of mostly English fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries displayed in a domestic setting in an historic East Melbourne townhouse. TJC offers an annual program of guided tours, lectures, and events, and has also invited interior designers and contemporary artists to re-interpret the Collection.

TJC is seeking a motivated and experienced Marketing and Administration Manager (M&AM) to join our small, dynamic team. This full-time, on-site position holds a distinct and important role within the organisation and works closely with the CEO.

The M&AM is responsible for management and production of digital and print communications that promote TJC programs. This includes development and coordination of content, design and production of publications and collateral, and content creation for TJC social media channels and website. Core activities of the role include:

  • driving visitation to the museum’s exhibitions and programs
  • building the reputation and profile of the organisation and its collection in local, national, and international markets, and
  • providing quality communication that attracts and retains audiences, members, partners, media, and industry contacts.

In addition, the M&AM provides a positive and informative reception point for the organisation for a variety of stakeholders. The M&AM assists with enquiries, supports events, manages administrative task as well as the museum’s bookings, CMS, subscriber database, and a variety of other tasks involved in managing an arts organisation.

TJC is seeking a versatile, proactive, creative, problem-solver who is confident to manage many competing tasks and priorities and build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders. The M&AM role is diverse and rewarding, and requires:

  • highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • excellent attention to detail
  • advanced knowledge of digital/social media tools and publishing platforms
  • affinity with IT and AV equipment and CMS databases
  • fluency in design
  • strategic thinking
  • solid administration skills, and
  • a strong customer service ethos.

This position is subject to relevant pre-employment checks and all applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia, as well as hold a current Victorian Driver Licence (manual).

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts, and preferably experience working in a relevant sector, such as a not-for-profit and / or arts industry, membership, tourism, or heritage organisation.


To apply for the Marketing and Administration Manager position, please submit your application marked ‘Confidential’ to: Please include:

  • A cover Letter (maximum 1 page).
  • A copy of your current resume.
  • A statement addressing each Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description.

Applications must be received by: Monday 20 November 2023 at 5pm AEST.

Further enquiries about the role may be directed to: Dr Louise Voll Box, CEO, or (03) 9416 2515.

For more information about the role, and details about how to apply, please refer to the Position Description.



The Johnston Collection is committed to helping people in their careers and from time to time offers a limited number of voluntary curatorial internships to post-graduate students which are linked to the Collection’s research priorities.

There are no current research internships available.  


The Johnston Collection occasionally offers one week work experience placements for secondary school students.

Expressions of interest for a placement can be emailed to

Please note that work experience placements are very limited and we cannot guarantee a placement for all applicants


If you have an interest in art and design and would like to help us enable more people to access and enjoy The Johnston Collection, why not apply to be a volunteer guide or volunteer?

For further information on Volunteering at The Johnston Collection click here

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