We’re looking for someone with extraordinary talent.

The South Pacific World War II Museum is looking for a new Project Office Manager to head up our project office and mini museum in Luganville on Espiritu Santo. This is an exciting role for someone wanting to be a part of what will become the centrepiece of Santo’s invigorated tourism economy.

Position Title           Project Office, Manager
Reports to                Chairman of the Elwood J Euart Association
Responsible for      1 Direct Report
Location                    South Pacific World War II Museum Project Office, Luganville, Santo

Position Objective

The purpose of the South Pacific World War II Museum is to:

• Create a world-class tourism attraction that will encourage visitors to Espiritu Santo, supporting the wider economic development of the people of Vanuatu
• Support the people of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, in preserving, understanding and learning from the island’s significant role in the World War II.
• Provide a long-lasting, sustainable and multi-use asset for the community which will offer meaningful direct employment for local people.
• Through education, inspire the people of Espiritu Santo and Vanuatu by broadening their knowledge of their own past, and the part they played in securing peace in the South Pacific.

The Project Office Manager is responsible for the overall operations of the South Pacific World War II Museum Project Office and its staff. The targets and objectives set out in the South Pacific World War II Business and Strategic Plan will guide this role and success in this role will be recognised in two ways:

• A year on year increase in the level of sponsors and fundraising opportunities.
• A heightened awareness of the Project Office and the long-term plan, resulting in increased membership and visitor numbers through it.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with the Association’s fundraising sub-committee, with its major focus on raising the funds needed for the Museum to be built.

Building and managing relationships with key potential Donors and Partners such as NZ High Commission, Australian High Commission and the US Embassy etc

Overseeing the Project Office and displays at the Espiritu Hotel, and Pekoa Airport.

Managing all communications to, and from, the Project Office and Elwood J Euart Association, in conjunction with other office staff and volunteers – including greeting visitors to the site.

Managing relationships with key sponsors current and future, in particular through the Navara Fund.

Manage the Office Administrator and ensure they are working to their capacity and identify opportunities for professional development

Continuing to maintain and develop close relations with the Government of Vanuatu, the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, and municipal and provincial governments.

Being the key point of contact for the Project and its public spokesperson, including liaising with local, national and overseas tourism sector participants.

Managing the finances of the Association as and when appropriate and reporting on finances regularly to the Board.

In conjunction with other staff producing the monthly newsletters, regular social media postings, and utilising other media opportunities that may arise.

Maintaining a database of donations, sponsorship and fundraising efforts.

The Chairman of the Board has the authority to direct further tasks from time to time as the need arises.

Position Skills and Competencies

• Fluent or highly capable in English and Bislama.
• Experience of accounting software (MYOB or similar)
• Ability to keep financial records and manage funds
• Excellent networking and relationship building skills
• Experience in working within the political landscape
• Excellent communication skills and ability to present and speak publicly
• Excellent project management and time management skills
• Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills
• Excellent skills in report writing and policy documents
• Highly motivated

Position Qualifications and Experience

Essential
• Certificate or Diploma in a related field
• 10+ years’ experience

Desirable
• Experience in Local Government or Government Departments
• Drivers Licence

Relationships

Internal
Board and Executive Members of the Association
Members of the Association
Project Office Staff

External
Department of Internal Affairs
Department of Justice and Community Affairs
Department of Tourism
Department of Customs and Inland Revenue
Media Outlets – National and International
International Museums
Vanuatu based High Commissions/Embassies
Social Media – Facebook and website
Municipal and Provincial Governments
Visitors to the Project Office
Volunteer Service Abroad

Working Conditions

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
May be required to work weekends when Cruise Ships are in port.

If you have any questions or would like to apply for the position, please send your details and CV to info@southpacificwwiimuseum.com