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Exhibition Draftsperson – MAAS

Closing date:   July 4, 2021
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   Salary Package up to $104,554. Package includes salary ($85,744 – $94,610), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full time, temporary opportunity (until December 2022)
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Joanne Delzoppo, 02 9217 04239
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

About us

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues.  Established in 1879, the museum includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre. The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

The Powerhouse Program is one of the largest cultural infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in the country.  The Program will transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions and carry forward its legacy to reflect the changing needs of the contemporary communities of NSW.  The Program includes four key projects; the establishment of the Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, the expansion of the Powerhouse collection facilities in Castle Hill, the establishment of the Powerhouse Creative Industries Precinct in Ultimo and the Relocation and Digitisation of over 300,000 objects from the Powerhouse collections.

The Opportunity  

As the Exhibition Draftsperson, you will be responsible to undertake the schematic documentation, planning and production of exhibitions, displays, major installations, visible collection storage, permanent galleries, and event and experiential design projects.

Day to day, you will:

  • Support the development of detailed design concepts to support exhibitions, events, installations and displays.
  • Undertake the development of all stages of the schematic design process including layouts, 3D renderings/sketches, scaled and detailed design documentation.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure budgets, schedules, contract and office administration meet all necessary requirements and approvals.
  • Ensure all schematic design documentation meets relevant codes of practice in the building industry which forms part of the building code of Australia
  • Consult with external stakeholders, including cultural institutions, government departments and other organisations to advocate for MAAS

For more information on this position, view the role description here.

The successful candidate 

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Tertiary qualifications (degree or diploma) in Interior Design or Architecture (or experience deemed equivalent (minimum 3 years), along with experience in a design environment
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate, create and direct a high-quality design approach within the museum and the public context.
  • Experience with working flexibly in a team to deliver detailed design outcomes and a demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with colleagues and contractors at all levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant codes of practice in the building industry which forms part of the building code of Australia and the Australian standards for materials, methods of construction and prescriptive codes of architectural design.
  • High-level written, oral communication and organisational skills; project management skills; IT literate including VectorWorks and/or AutoCAD.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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