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Registrar, Grade 2 – MAAS

Closing date:   January 28, 2018
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   $127,504. Package includes salary ($103,341 - $115,033), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney City
Contact name:   Julie Banks, Manager Registration, 02 9217 0453
Contact email:   Julie.Banks@maas.museum

We are Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.  

With a unique collection, iconic venues, and the ability to engage audiences of all ages, we balance the management of our assets and collections with a public responsibility to build knowledge and engagement. We achieve our goals through four strategic ambitions: Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, and Sustainability. These ambitions are interdependent; and we value and foster a whole-of-organisation approach to our work.

The NSW Government is working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) to build a truly iconic museum in Western Sydney. Planning will examine the possibility of an arts and cultural space in Ultimo that considers keeping some MAAS presence at the current Powerhouse Museum site.This represents a once in a generation opportunity to develop a twenty first century museum that responds to growth, and the changing shape of Sydney, and to contemporary methods of content delivery, learning and collaboration.

The Registrar Grade 2 contributes to the development of and implements Museum policies, processes and procedures encompassing collection management and administration, outgoing loans, collection stores and logistics, and documentation. Working closely with the Registration Manager, the role contributes to best practice management of the Museum’s unique collection.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in museum collection management and documentation, including loan processes.
  • Experience in the handling, packing, transport and storage of all types of museum objects, to professional museum level, and knowledge of national and international freight procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and manage projects, allied with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare high quality documentation and reports, and collaborate with team members and key stakeholders on complex projects in a multidisciplinary organisation.
  • Experience in staff management, including training and WH&S issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk management and disaster preparedness
  • Ability to marry a commercial framework with operational imperatives
  • Ability to priorities and meet project deadlines within budget

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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