Are you a museum professional that is looking for the opportunity to advance your career by joining the museums Bathurst team and leading the next stage in the development, delivery, and promotion of two high quality visitor experiences making them “must do” destinations for regional NSW?

Bathurst Regional Council is seeking a Museum Coordinator Bathurst Rail Museum/Chifley Home to lead all aspects of the visitor experience and manage the day-to-day operations ensuring that both museums meet the highest standards. 

The successful applicant will join the museums Bathurst leadership team managing two of the five museum facilities that also include the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, the National Motor Racing Museum and the Central Tablelands Collections Facility.  

The Bathurst Rail Museum opened in 2020 and is housed in an award-winning heritage building.  The museum focuses on the social history and the impact of rail in Bathurst and regional NSW.  It houses a large operating train layout depicting the Tarana to Bathurst Line, a dedicated kid’s space, function areas and a café.   

In 2023 Chifley Home will celebrate 50 years as a house museum.  This unique museum provides a time capsule of the 1940-50’s reflecting the simple life of the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth.  The museum has recently undertaken conservation work with new interpretation installed in the adjacent education building. 

This exciting opportunity to take both museums to the next stage is perfect for someone who wants to develop their career in the museum sector.  We are looking for a passionate, creative individual that is articulate, well organised with proven ability to manage staff/volunteers, public programs, heritage buildings, museum displays as well as strategic partnerships. 

For more information contact Manager Museums Bathurst Regional Council, Janelle Middleton 0427 662 837 or visit

 Image; David Roma Photography