Fara Pelarek - Manager, Visitor Experience and Education

Key Info

  • Position Title
    Head of Visitor Experience & Education
  • Branch
    Visitor Experience & Education
    Museum Experience & Engagement

Email Fara Pelarek

Fara Pelarek is the Head of Visitor Experience and Education at the Australian Museum. Fara leads a team responsible for the Museum’s substantial onsite, offsite and online education programs; volunteers’ program; visitor services; scientific, cultural and public enquiries.

Previously, Fara managed the Museum’s Visitor Services unit for 13 years and was responsible for visitor experience and expectation, program offerings and customer satisfaction. The programs she oversaw included the Museum’s Early Childhood program, the Information Centre, Search & Discover, the Volunteers Program and Museum events, as well as exhibition specific programs.

She is committed to social inclusion and in providing access for people with access needs and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Fara was also the Museum’s Grievance Manager for 5 years, facilitating resolution of disputes and advising staff on grievance processes.


  • Bachelor of Science (Biology)

    University of Sydney

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Science Education

    Charles Sturt University

  • Master of Environmental Science

    Macquarie University