Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

Registrar Grade 1 – MAAS

Closing date:   June 23, 2019
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   $112,708. Package includes salary ($85,043 - $101,684), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Alison Brennan, Registration Manager, 02 9217 0283
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) embodies the best of design ingenuity and innovation, profiling one of the world’s great collections. The Museum 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 sites: the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in The Rocks and the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

The Opportunity 

We are currently seeking two experienced Registrars (Grade 1) to join our team. These positions have become vacant after successful internal promotions:

  • Registrar – Acquisitions: Full time, ongoing employment
  • Registrar – Loans: Full time, temporary employment up to 31 December 2021

As a Registrar (Grade 1) at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, you will be responsible for the best practice management of the Museum’s unique collection through implementation of policies, processes and procedures encompassing inward and outward loan management, collection administration, stores and logistics, documentation and exhibitions.

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

The successful candidate

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Sound knowledge and experience in museum collection management and documentation, including storage and exhibition processes.
  • Experience in the handling, packing, transport and storage of all types of museum objects, to professional museum level, and sound knowledge of national and international freight procedures.
  • Experience mentoring junior staff and their professional development within Registration.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and manage projects, allied with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience of collection information systems, barcoding and digital photography, including solution development and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk management and disaster preparedness.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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