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Registration Manager – MAAS

Closing date:   February 20, 2019
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
Salary:   $135,822. Package includes salary ($122,537), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region-Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Julie Banks, Head of Collections and Major Projects, 02 9217 0453
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

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.

MAAS currently operates three sites, the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in Millers Point and Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill. In April 2018, the NSW Government announced the largest investment in museum infrastructure in Australia’s history, which will enable MAAS to expand its operations, and will ensure the Museum and its collection remain a critical part of our local and global communities for centuries to come.

The Opportunity 

As the Registration Manager, you will manage all aspects of the Registration unit including people management, collection management, developing MAAS registration policies and standards, improving work practices, and strategic policy and procedure development.

The Registration unit is responsible for managing the Museum’s collection, objects in the Museum’s custody and care and the institutional archive. The unit has a major responsibility for co-ordinating all audit, valuation, insurance, collection copyright, and legal matters relating to the collection, and plays a key role in exhibitions and related projects. The Registration unit is also a key contributor to the planning and realisation of the move of the collection and development of new storage facilities as part of the broader MAAS Project.

About you

This opportunity would be suited to an experienced Registrar who has:

  • Qualifications or equivalent relevant experience in areas such as management, museum studies or information management.
  • Extensive knowledge and proven experience (more than five years) of museum collection management, including museum information management theory and practice, knowledge of appropriate collection management information systems, loans management, stores and freight management, museum planning, due diligence, policies and procedures, and exhibition practice
  • Proven experience in managing people within a large multi-disciplinary museum environment

A Talent Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Talent Pool may be available to hiring managers from MAAS and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

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 to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.

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