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A catalyst for creative expression and curious minds

We are Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.

With a unique collection, iconic venues, and the ability to engage audiences of all ages, we balance the management of our assets and collections with a public responsibility to build knowledge and engagement. We achieve our goals through four strategic ambitions: Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, and Sustainability. These ambitions are interdependent; and we value and foster a whole-of-organisation approach to our work.

The Conservation unit is responsible for the care and conservation management of the collection according to standards appropriate to Australian conditions and in accordance with legislative obligations, strategies and actions. The team has major responsibility for ensuring the preservation, maintenance, conservation, storage and protection of the collection through programs such as preventive conservation; conservation treatment; collection storage, display and use; movement of collections; research and outreach. Conservation develops policy outlining the high-level principles and guidelines that the Museum follows to care for and protect its collections.

This role produces media across photography and videography of varying complexity involving digital, studio and location production. The role post-produces and delivers media that is used for a wide range of purposes – documentation, online delivery, digital, print and exhibition platforms enhancing the museum’s reputation.

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Note: New employment legislation applies to the NSW public sector with effect from 24 February 2014. All current and new Public Service non-executive employees will be employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisational priorities and/or personal development plans.

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

Essential Requirements

Other: The successful applicant is required to undergo, and for new employees meet the cost of a National Police Records Check, and be assessed as suitable.

Your application must include

Cover Letter – No more than two A4 pages. Must include short statements in response to the two targeted questions below (drawn from the Core Competencies required in the Role Description) There are no selection criteria to address

Resume – No more than three A4 pages.  Must be up to date with current employment, and clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Must include referee contacts. We will not contact referees without your consent.

Question 1 – Describe a photographic project where you had to work with others. Who were the team members? What was your role? What were the results?

Question 2 – Describe a photographic project when you changed what or how you did things to better suit the situation due to changing/changed objectives.

Your cover letter and resume will need to be submitted as PDF attachments on your candidate file application on Taleo/ Jobs NSW.

The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.  If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.