Careers

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of art, design, science and technology, and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. Established in 1881, the Museum includes Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney Observatory, the Museums Discovery Centre and will expand to include Powerhouse Parramatta — the largest cultural infrastructure project currently being undertaken in Australia.

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. The revitalisation of Powerhouse Ultimo and launch of Powerhouse Parramatta offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and collaborative team that is redefining and reinvigorating a much-loved institution.

To browse current opportunities visit iworkfor.nsw.gov.au.

 

Open Positions

Visitor Service Officer, Clerk Grade 1/2

Closes August 28, 2022

Part Time & Casual Opportunities

Visitor Services

Visitor Service Officer, Clerk Grade 1/2
Part-Time and Casual Opportunities Available
Powerhouse Museum

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of art, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues.

Reporting to a Visitor Services Manager, Visitor Services Officers (VSOs) are primarily responsible for providing a warm, inclusive welcome and visitor experience through the provision of an exceptional standard of customer service to all visitors and museum guests. This includes visitor welcome and farewell, providing information and orientation services, gallery invigilation, cloaking, tours and spot talks. VSOs support the delivery of events and programs including assisting with programs ticketing as required. In addition, the team works closely with the museum’s Volunteer Program.

VSOs work variously across 7 days both day and evening shifts. The role plays a key role in site safety and emergency management.

The museum is open every day except Christmas Day. Visitor Services Officers are required to work across a 7 days/week roster including day and evening shifts; candidates should consider their availability to work across the full breadth of a 7days/week roster including evenings and school holiday periods when applying. The museum has a number of part-time and casual positions, candidates will have an opportunity to express their interest for casual or part time work during the application process.

To Apply: Submit a CV and cover letter via the 'apply' button below on iworkfornsw.gov.au

Enquiries: Eloise Eaton, Head of Visitor Services & Venues - Eloise.Eaton@maas.museum

The Powerhouse 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.

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Collections Officer

Closes August 22, 2022

Temporary, Full Time

Collections

Collections Officer
Clerk Grade 1/2
Full time, Temporary until 30 June 2023
Powerhouse Museum

The MAAS Project is the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum and part of a wider government project for the creation of a new arts and cultural precinct in western Sydney. Collections Officers will be undertaking the day-to-day activities required for the Collection Relocation and Digitisation (CRD) Project. This includes the handling, packing and transporting of museum objects within and between the Museum sites at Ultimo and Castle Hill.

Enquiries: contact Charm Watts, Collection Storage & Logistics Manager charm.watts@maas.museum

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Assistant Registrar Grade 1

Closes August 14, 2022

Temporary, Full Time

Collections

Assistant Registrar Grade 1 - Collection Relocation & Digitisation
Powerhouse Museum
Fulltime, Temporary until 30 November 2022

The MAAS Project is the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum and part of a wider government project for the creation of a new arts and cultural precinct in western Sydney. The Assistant Registrar will be a part of a team working on the preparation of the collection currently stored at Ultimo for digitisation and relocation to the Museums Discovery Centre.

Enquiries: contact Emma Muzzati, Project Coordinator Digitsation emma.muzzatti@maas.museum

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Associate Director First Nations

Closes August 14, 2022

Fulltime, Ongoing

First Nations

Associate Director First Nations
Powerhouse Museum
Fulltime Ongoing Grade 11/12

The Powerhouse First Nations Directorate was established in 2021, marking a historic moment in the 140-year legacy of the museum that signified a self-determined approach to Indigenous engagement and representation. The Directorate is First Nations led and promotes an inclusive and culturally safe environment that supports Indigenous aspirations for excellence within the sector.

The Associate Director, First Nations will collaboratively work with the Director, First Nations to set new precedents and develop innovative approaches to embedding First Nations methodologies within a cultural institution, advancing First Nations aspirations through policy, strategy, governance, business operations and project management.

As an identified position, applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or of Torres Strait Islander descent.

Enquiries: emily.mcdaniel@maas.museum

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Building Services Coordinators

Closes August 15, 2022

Fulltime, Ongoing

Facilities

Building Services Coordinator
Clerk Grade 5/6
Full Time Ongoing
Powerhouse Museum

The Building Services Coordinator supports the Facilities Services Manager in organising, scheduling and supervising contractors delivering scheduled maintenance and unplanned urgent repairs to all buildings located on the Museums three current sites and future sites while coordinating, triaging, assigning and managing multiple and urgent service requests from all internal Powerhouse stakeholders. The role is responsible for the management of the Museums contractor management system, the induction of contractors, checking contractor Safe Work Method Statements, recording of all contractor licenses and qualifications, and ensuring that contractor work is carried out in a professional and timely manner.

Enquiries: gordon.lam@maas.museum

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Powerhouse Studio Administrator

Closes August 21, 2022

Fulltime, Ongoing

Digital

Powerhouse Studio Administrator
Powerhouse Museum
Fulltime Ongoing, Grade 3/4

The Powerhouse Studio Administrator provides administrative and support services to facilitate the operation of the Powerhouse Studio which includes the publishing design and digital teams. You will have strong attention to detail, a commitment to delivering outcomes and the ability to meet multiple deadlines. Through your collaborative approach, you will contribute to the development of new and streamlined administration processes across the Studio.

Enquires: Keiran.mcgee@maas.museum

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Producer- Strategic Projects

Closes August 14, 2022

Fulltime, Temporary (up to 4 years)

Strategic Projects

Producer- Strategic Projects
Powerhouse Museum Grade 7/8
Fulltime, Temporary (up to 4 years)

The Producer - Strategic Projects role reports directly to the Director Strategic Projects – Powerhouse Program. This role will work closely with the Director Strategic Projects to produce and deliver strategic public and digital programs for the Powerhouse Program with local, national, and international partners. A key focus is to build audiences across community and industry to ensure the Museum is at the forefront of contemporary Museum practice.

Enquiries: lisa.ffrench@maas.museum

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