Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

Team Leader Registration – MAAS

Closing date:   February 23, 2020
Institution:   Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Salary:   $115,526. Package includes salary ($87,169 - $104,226), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
Contact name:   Mandy Crook, 02 9217 0574
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

About us

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.

The Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta is one of the largest cultural infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in Australia.  The project will transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions and carry forward its legacy to reflect the changing needs of the contemporary communities of NSW.

The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader Registration (Registrar Grade 1) for assessment phase to lead a project team working on the preparation of the collection currently stored at Ultimo for digitisation and relocation to the Museums Discovery Centre.

Reporting to the Collection Logistics Manager, in this role you will

  • Assist the Collection Logistics Manager with relevant operational planning and reporting for the Assessment Phase of the Collection Relocation.
  • In partnership with the Team Leader Conservation, supervise staff to ensure a high level of collection management practice and a culture of optimal external and internal customer service.
  • Contribute to and administer to the Museum’s collection and collection-based information systems according to professional museum standards, and NSW regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, collection management, documentation and cataloguing, processing, access, storage, movement and transport of objects, and creating and maintaining records for these.
  • Ensure the safety, security, location control and maintenance of objects on display and in storage.
  • Contribute to the coordination for audit, valuation, insurance, collection copyright, and legal matters relating to the collection.
  • Ensure statutory and legislative requirements are adhered to and effective risk management procedures are in place.
What will it take?

An ideal candidate will have following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of the techniques and safe procedures for handling, packing/unpacking, housing, transporting and storing different types of collection material.
  • Demonstrated skills and proven experience in team leadership that fosters a cooperative and collegiate approach to deliver logistically complex tasks and an ability to motivate staff during times of repetitive tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience in and sound knowledge of the principles and practices of Manual Handling, Work Health & Safety and Risk Management within museum and cultural collections.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including highly-developed written and verbal skills and the ability to collaborate with project stakeholders to lead teams through their tasks, providing advice and technical knowledge within the scope of the Collection Relocation and Digitisation Project.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills and proven ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, meet strict deadlines and competing priorities within a logistically complex project environment.
  • Appropriate administrative experience and computer literacy skills including the ability to competently operate business software (eg. MS Office) and collection management systems (eg. kEMu) with an accurate focus on location tracking.
  • Proven ability to contribute to the development of policies and procedures for handling, packing/unpacking, moving and storing different types of cultural collection material.
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