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 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.

The primary purpose of the Executive Assistant role is to provide high level executive and administrative support to the Executive Team and at times other managers within the directorates. This position is the first point of contact for the Directors and is a key public facing role representing the offices of the Directors.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role providing proactive support, high level diary management, the ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders and strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must meet these essential requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in an executive management support role or equivalent knowledge gained through a combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with competing deadlines, sensitive and confidential matters and to work flexible hours, as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to liaise with a diversity of stakeholder and client groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyse and solve administrative problems to provide accurate and appropriate outcomes.
  • Ability to research and provide input into reports.
  • Advanced word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, database, desktop publishing, Internet and e-mail skills, including familiarity with computer packages including Microsoft Office.

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