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Senior Mgr, First Nations Strategic Projects – MAAS

Closing date:   August 12, 2020
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   Up to $164,194. Package includes salary ($128,089 - $148,134), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full-time fixed term position for 12 months
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Alex Bowen, Project Director - Powerhouse Program
Contact email:   Alex.Bowen@maas.museum

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. Established in 1879, the museum includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Powerhouse in Castle Hill. The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

Senior Manager, First Nations Strategic Projects 

The Senior Manager, First Nations Strategic Projects is a temporary role to oversee the development of the First Nations Science Centre in Western Sydney. The First Nations Science Centre will seek to establish a repository for Australian First Nations science and knowledge and other key staged outcomes determined by a working group of project partners. The Powerhouse will leverage the Powerlab; a research, collaboration and workspace embedded into Powerhouse Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, Westmead Redevelopment and the University of Sydney to initiate the project. The role will manage a partner working group, stakeholder and Traditional Owner consultation and all project management.

You will have:

  • Degree in Arts, Science, First Nations Cultural Studies or a related discipline.
  • Well-developed knowledge of First Nations culture, community, issues and protocols.
  • An intimate understanding of the sensitivities around working with First Nations cultural knowledge and material and the protection of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property.
  • The role holder must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

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