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We are looking for an authentic and collaborative Director, Corporate Services who is interested in joining a leading NSW Government agency focused on creating a living future for the past so that our visitors can experience Sydney’s past as if they had lived it themselves.

What we do
Sydney Living Museums (SLM) and The State Archives and Records Authority of NSW (SARA) came under the direction of a single Executive Director on 1 July 2019. Whilst maintaining two separate legal entities, services are provided under a shared model.

SLM 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.

SARA is responsible for developing, preserving and promoting access to the State Archives Collection that pre-dates the European settlement of Australia in 1788. SARA has three primary business functions:

SARA is the custodian and advocate for the State Archives Collection, which is one of the most complete and important collections documenting colonisation in the world. This vast cultural collection of more than 13 million items, valued at $1 billion and which grows each year, details the development of this place and the wielding of colonial power, with multiple series of documents now included as inscriptions on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

The Recordkeeping Standards and Advice function assists public offices to meet their recordkeeping obligations under the State Records Act 1998, as a vital part of preserving the memory of government for current and future generations.

Commercial Operations, through the Government Records Repository, has substantial capability to provide commercial storage, records management, digitisation, and consultancy services and generates the majority of SARA’s operating revenue.

What you’ll do with us
The Director, Corporate Services provides executive leadership and direction to the Corporate Services division of Sydney Living Museums (SLM) and The State Archives and Records Authority of NSW (SARA). This is a diverse portfolio that oversees the Finance, ICT, People & Culture and Business Assurance, Venue Hire and Retail teams.

These key corporate services support both organisations to ensure the sustainable, effective and efficient availability of resources by providing professional and specialist advice and services that enable the achievement of SLM and SARA’s strategic direction and business objectives. This role drives processes for ensuring appropriate corporate procedures and compliance with corporate rules, standards and policies, strengthening corporate capability, facilitating corporate planning and performance monitoring.

The Director, Corporate Services provides high-quality advice to the Executive Director, SLM and SARA’s  Boards and Committees, and leads the implementation of critical functions for managing risk and compliance. The work led by the Director, Corporate Services enables the agencies to attain greater sustainability and levels of performance, meet Government set targets and priorities, and fulfil the associated statutory requirements of the Historic Houses Act 1980 and the State Records Act 1998.

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