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 Development and External Affairs department is responsible for reputation management, external relationships and development activities. The department will ensure the Museum achieves fundraising/ visitor targets and stakeholder support. The team delivers a new focus on multiplatform marketing, reputation management and significant audience growth.

The purpose of this role is to ensure audience evaluation is integrated into content and marketing decisions in order to drive visitation to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Powerhouse Discovery Centre. Your day to day responsibilities will include developing and implementing a program of qualitative and quantitative market research and evaluation, presenting research findings and developing systems and process to ensure finding are integrated into future decisions.

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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.

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 time when you were responsible for managing an audience research project with varying priorities that included staggered milestones.  What was your approach?  What steps did you take to ensure the appropriate stakeholders were involved?  How did you ensure that you effectively communicated with your team?

Question 2 – Give an example of a time that you were able to achieve a goal with minimal resources (e.g., time, money, people, etc.). What steps did you take to remove the obstacles in the way?

To Apply:

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.