***There are 2 (two) positions available. These positions will be filled on either a TO2 or TO3 basis.***

Position Description

You assist in the installation and maintenance of the components of exhibits, providing technical expertise to aid the design, planning, construction, testing, of various construction and maintenance tasks and projects which are undertaken as part of the daily process. This ‘hands on’ role will see you work as part of a team, to install and de-install all aspects of Temporary and Permanent Exhibitions and events, to carry out other duties relating to Exhibitions as directed by Head, Exhibition Workshop Services, and to care for other exhibitions equipment and resources at Queensland Museum South Bank as directed.

Mandatory qualifications

Diploma, Advanced Diploma, higher qualification in a relevant field, or agreed equivalent as determined by the Chief Executive.

Highly desirable:

  1. Taxidermy experience.
  2. Carpentry or Cabinet Maker experience including wood working workshop machinery.
  3. Sculpting in Clay, Wax and Plasticine and other substrates.
  4. Artistic painting using acrylic paints and lacquers, oils with experience using brush, airbrush, and spray painting.
  5. Moulding and casting experience using Silicone, Polyurethane, Rubber and Foam, Fibre- glassing using polyester and epoxy resins. Knowledge of other processes advantageous.
  6. Acrylic bending and manufacture.
  7. Forklift licence.
  8. EWP licence.
  9. MR truck licence.
  10. Riggers ticket.
  11. Doggers ticket.


  • Provide a variety of technical skills to ensure effective and efficient construction, production, testing, installation and maintenance of exhibitions, special events and the provision of other products and services by the section.
  • Supervise and coordinate work by external suppliers.
  • Assist in the planning, concept development, design and costing of exhibitions and other products and plan and design small exhibits.
  • Undertake projects, including supervision of work groups, project development, expenditure control, and reporting progress.
  • Provide technical expertise, advice and training to staff members.
  • Liaise with other exhibition and museum staff to ensure effective implementation of section projects.
  • Contribute to the development of revised policy and operational guidelines.
  • Investigate and assess new materials and techniques to improve the effectiveness of the Exhibition Workshop Services section.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Experience with “SketchUp” or similar drafting program.
  • Contribute to the safety culture of QMN by reporting all incidents and hazards and ensuring work is undertaken in the safest way possible, following all QMN WHS policies/procedures and guidelines relevant to the job. Undertake all relevant responsibilities identified in the QMN WHS Accountabilities and Responsibilities Matrix.

Your application for this role will remain current for 12 months and may be considered for recurring vacancies which may be at an alternative location or alternative employment basis (full-time or part-time).

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Further information

Please ensure you download the role description and guide for applicants and carefully follow instructions for submitting an application.


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Job Ad Reference: QLD/QMB203/15

Application package can be obtained from www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au