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The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is an executive agency of the New South Wales State Government.  Embodying the best of design ingenuity and innovation, the Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and is a highly successful interdisciplinary institution that sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in supporting the brand and vision of the city.

Access to the Museum’s exceptional collection is a cornerstone of the vision, opening up opportunities for engagement, participation and research. Deepening audience engagement, bringing the collections to life through hands on experiences and offering a variety of pathways through ideas and information is key to the delivery of our programs for people of all ages across our three sites: the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in The Rocks and the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

The successful candidate will join the Museum at a time when it is embarking on a major transformation with planning underway for the Museum’s longer term future in Parramatta. 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.

Possessing strong museum connections and extensive experience in contemporary curatorial and museological practice, the Director Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions will provide leadership for the vision and long-range strategic direction of the department.  The Director will be an inspiring and collaborative leader of strong profile and credibility, with a record of achievement in working in cultural enterprises of high reputation.

They will lead and direct the services and staff of the department, ensuring clear business plans and priorities, structure and roles and responsibilities; monitoring, reviewing and reporting on the performance of the Department against budgets and exhibition programs to the Director, Board of Trustees and external parties to facilitate achievement of the mission and vision of the Museum.

They will have highly developed strategic planning and operational delivery experience gained within the arts/science sector, involving sound knowledge of museum collections and exhibitions.

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