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Associate Producer, Public Programs

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Living Museums
Job Category:
  • Arts, Sports and Recreation | Events
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 00008BSC
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Clerk Grade 3/4 - $88,165. Package includes salary ($72,635 - $79,535), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: TBC - TBC
Closing Date: 17/06/2021 - 11:59 PM


Associate Producer, Public Programs

We are looking for a passionate and sociable Associate Producer, Public Programs who is interested in joining a leading NSW Government agency focused on creating a living future for the past so that our visitors can experience Sydney's past as if they had lived it themselves.


What the opportunity is: 

  • Employment with Sydney Living Museums, NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • Clerk Grade 3/4 - $88,165. Package includes salary ($72,635 - $79,535), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Temporary full-time employment (for a period up to 30 November 2021). 
  • The role will be based at The Mint in Sydney's CBD but will also be required to work across other locations as directed.

What we do
Sydney Living Museums (SLM) and The State Archives and Records Authority of NSW (SARA) came under the direction of a single Executive Director on 1 July 2019. Whilst maintaining two separate legal entities, services are provided under a shared model.


SLM is a leading government agency in Australia with responsibility for conserving, managing, interpreting and activating places and sites of local, national and international significance. Established in 1980, our collection includes the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, Australia’s oldest surviving government building through to the twentieth century Rose Seidler House, which marks the arrival of the modernist movement to Australia. The collection is unlike other museums in that the significance of each is in the whole, and not just in the parts. The awareness of place frames each narrative.


Our audiences are local, regional, national and international. Sydney Living Museums is a state cultural institution, reporting to the Minister for the Arts.

SARA is responsible for developing, preserving and promoting access to the State Archives Collection that pre dates the European settlement of Australia in 1788. SARA has three primary business functions:


SARA is the custodian and advocate for the State Archives Collection, which is one of the most complete and important collections documenting colonisation in the world. This vast cultural collection of more than 13 million items, valued at $1 billion and which grows each year, details the development of this place and the wielding of colonial power, with multiple series of documents now included as inscriptions on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.


The Recordkeeping Standards and Advice function assists public offices to meet their recordkeeping obligations under the State Records Act 1998, as a vital part of preserving the memory of government for current and future generations.


Commercial Operations, through the Government Records Repository, has substantial capability to provide commercial storage, records management, digitisation and consultancy services and generates the majority of SARA’s operating revenue.


What you’ll do with us
This role supports the customer focused operations of the public programs to fulfil a range of administrative duties while providing excellent customer service to a range of key stakeholders.


This role will initial be focussed on supporting the delivery of Sydney Open. Sydney Open a major public program to be held on 5, 6 and 7 November 2021 and enables ticket-holders to go behind the scenes of our city and access contemporary and historic architectural gems, many of which are usually off limits to the public.


For more information on the role contact Bob Whight on 0430 708 413.

Click here for the role description.


What you need to do to apply 
To apply you will need to submit the following:


  • A current resume with two referees
  • A one page cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences make you a suitable candidate for this role. 

Also note:

  • To be eligible for an ongoing role in the NSW Public Sector you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For temporary and casual roles, you need to hold a valid visa giving you permission to work in Australia as required by the role. All successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal record check with NSW Police. 
  • If you are speech or hearing impaired, have access requirements that require reasonable adjustment in the assessment process, or require access to information about this vacancy in a different format, please call the Head of People & Culture on 02 8239 2366.
  • A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.


Submit your application before the closing date: 11.59pm Thursday 17 June 2021


What else you need to know
Sydney Living Museums is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or ability. 

We strongly encourage applications from eligible persons as identified in accordance with Government Sector Employment Rule 26 in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities:

a)    an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander,
b)    a person with a disability,
c)    a person under the age of 25 years,
d)    (c1)  a person who, on or after 1 December 2015, enters or has entered Australia on a Refugee and Humanitarian (Migrant) (Class XB) visa issued by the Commonwealth,
e)    a person who belongs to a group of persons designated by the Commissioner as being disadvantaged in employment.

We seek to provide workplace adjustments at all relevant stages of the recruitment process. You can specify your application if you require any adjustments or please ask us at any stage. If you need information about this vacancy in a different format, please call the Head of People & Culture on 02 8239 2366.


Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application. 


What the essential requirements of the role are:
•    Current NSW driver’s license.


Targeted Questions:

  1. The Associate Producer, Public Programs provides administrative and production support to a small team working across a range of projects. Describe an example of a time where you have provided high quality support in a high volume environment. What tactics and skills have you drawn upon to manage your workload and deliver accurate work?
  2. The Associate Producer, Public Programs supports a number of events where communication with external stakeholders and volunteers is key. Please provide an example that demonstrates your experience in working on a fast paced, public event and managing communications across a range of stakeholders.