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About the agency
Sydney Living Museums is a leading government agency in Australia with responsibility for conserving, managing, interpreting and activating places and sites of local, national and international significance. Established in 1980, our collection includes the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, Australia’s oldest surviving government building through to the twentieth century Rose Seidler House, which marks the arrival of the modernist movement to Australia. The collection is unlike other museums in that the significance of each is in the whole, and not just in the parts. The awareness of place frames each narrative. Our audiences are local, regional, national and international. Sydney Living Museums is a state cultural institution, reporting to the Minister for the Arts.

For more detailed information on the operations and activities of Sydney Living Museums click here.

About the role
This role manages the planning, prioritisation and implementation of building and general maintenance across the City Museums Portfolio to ensure building standards, specifications, heritage requirements and workplace health and safety standards are met at each site.

Job notes:

  • As a drivers’ licence is an essential requirement for this role you will be asked to provide a copy of your driving record and licence following interview.
  • To be eligible for this role you will need a valid current first aid certificate.
  • This role may be required to work out of hours as a security contact to support the operations of the City Museums Portfolio.
  • The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

Sydney Living Museums welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

To be eligible for an ongoing role in the NSW Public Sector you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For temporary and casual roles you need to hold a valid visa giving you permission to work in Australia as required by the role.


Essential requirements the role holder needs:

  • Tertiary qualifications in building trades/building maintenance or commensurate experience.
  • Extensive working knowledge of mechanical and electrical building services.
  • Extensive working knowledge and training in workplace health and safety, building codes, electrical, mechanical, water, hydraulic and security systems.
  • Experience working in heritage or museum organisations with an understanding of heritage buildings and museum environments.
  • Current NSW driver’s licence.
  • Ability to manage lifting, carrying, standing, kneeling and moving around heritage sites, both internal and external environments is a genuine workplace requirement.
  • Current first aid certificate.
  • Ability to act as security contact out of hours.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.