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Senior AV Technician – MAAS

Closing date:   July 22, 2018
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   Salary package up to $102,003. Package includes salary ($83,403 - $92,026) employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Owen Conlan, Media Technologies Manager, 02 9217 0235
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

A catalyst for creative expression and curious minds.

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.

Those joining the MAAS team at this time will be given a career-defining opportunity to work on a project will which will break new ground in the way museums do business.

The opportunity 

The Media Technologies team is responsible for providing technical set up and support for events and exhibitions across all MAAS sites. As the Senior AV Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivery, maintenance and support of quality AV exhibition, program and event experiences
  • Setting up, striking and operating AV and lighting equipment to support performance and events
  • Designing and installing a wide range of interactive and AV equipment
  • Installing, repairing and maintaining electronic displays, AV and interactive displays
  • Documenting technical specifications and basic drawings, fostering and encouraging an environment conducive to innovative approaches to AV systems development, maintenance and support
  • Undertaking basic repairs, rebuilding and modifications for mechanical displays and exhibits across the Museum that include working and repairing plastics, metals, alloys and timber
  • Supervising a team of permanent and casual Technicians, providing support, training and coaching to foster positive working relationships and a team spirit

To be successful in this role you will need to possess the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience in the operations and support of audio visual lighting and media delivery systems in an events, exhibition or theatre environment
  • A broad and developed knowledge and understanding of lighting, sound and audio-visual equipment and operation
  • Familiarity of computer systems, electronics and specialised software eg; Raspberry Pi, Linux.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.


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