Sydney Living Museums cares for 12 of the NSW most important historic houses, museums and their collections: Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm, Government House, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Justice & Police Museum, Meroogal, The Mint, Museum of Sydney, Rose Seidler House, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Susannah Place Museum and Vaucluse House. All are listed in the NSW State Heritage Register. The Museum of Sydney and the Hyde Park Barracks on the National Heritage list and the Hyde Park Barracks is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. For more detailed information on the operations and activities of Sydney Living Museums click here.
Project manage the development, curatorial, design, production and installation of SLM exhibitions & interpretation projects from concept to completion, ensuring each project meets SLM standards and is within budget and on schedule. Under the direction of the Head of Curatorial & Exhibitions the role manages all aspects of project scheduling, budgeting and project teams.
To apply you will need to submit the following:
- A current resume with two referees
- A covering letter 1-2 pages in length
- And respond to the 2 targeted questions (no more than 20 lines per answer). Your responses to the targeted questions should be submitted online during your application and not included in the covering letter.
Essential requirements the role holder needs:
- Extensive experience working on the development, management, production and installation of complex projects, including multi-disciplinary exhibitions and a background in Australian history, cultural history, museum studies or an arts related field.
- Experience developing and managing travelling exhibitions for state and national tour venues. Some experience in international touring is desired.
- A thorough knowledge and proven track record in project management including writing and tendering of contracts, writing of briefs, scheduling and budget management.
- Experience in leading individual project teams, motivating project staff, negotiating shared outcomes and management of staff and external consultants.
- Demonstrated exhibition installation experience and knowledge of collection management procedures including object care and handling, conservation principles and practices and environmental requirements
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
- Knowledge of technology in use by the team to manage; Microsoft Access, Photoshop, IMSS image management system and Vernon collection management database to manage, develop and report on Curatorial & Exhibitions and/or willingness to develop such skills.
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
- A current driver’s licence
- Please give an example of a successful exhibition where you were responsible for its development and delivery in a museum or gallery environment. In your answer demonstrate how you led a multi-disciplinary project team (including, for example, curators, designers, registrars, editors, contractors and installation staff), detail the processes and tools you used to manage the project, how you handled challenges and constraints and a key lesson you took away from the project.
- Please give an example of an exhibition that has successfully toured to museum, library and gallery venues where you have coordinated the:
- Curatorial and design preparation for tour
- Multi-venue negotiations and itinerary
- Logistics (crating, freight, staff travel, venue needs etc)
- Stakeholder liaison (internal and external including as appropriate sponsors, funding bodies, government offices etc)
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Please note: New employment legislation will apply from 24th February 2014. From this date, 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 organisation priorities and/or personal development plans.