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.
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About the role
This role contributes to the management of the Hyde Park Barracks archaeology and social history collections according to professional museum standards and NSW regulatory requirements, including all aspects of collection management, documentation and cataloguing, processing, access, storage, movement and transport of objects.
As a drivers’ licence is an essential requirement for this role you will be asked to provide a copy of your driving record if you are successful at the interview stage.
The role will be based at Hyde Park Barracks Museums and The Mint. As required the role will also be located at the SLM storage facility at Castle Hill.
Essential requirements the role holder needs:
- Extensive knowledge and experience working in a museum environment with demonstrated practice in collection management and documentation, including exhibition development and management processes.
- Experience working with collections management databases such as Vernon and other software applications used to maintain and update collection information.
- Experience and knowledge of appropriate techniques/procedures for handling, display, transportation and storage of museum objects at a professional museum level including understanding of risk management and disaster preparedness.
- Ability to manage lifting, carrying, standing, kneeling and moving around heritage sites, both internal and external environments is a genuine occupational requirement.
- Current NSW driver’s licence.
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