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There is currently 1 job listed by Sydney Living Museums

Executive Assistant

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Living Museums
Job Category:
  • Administration and Clerical | Executive Support and Secretarial
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 00007Z09
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $104,561. Package includes salary ($85,488 - $94,327), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 8239 2446 - Ellena Foster Constable
Closing Date: 30/10/2020 - 11:59 PM


We are looking for a passionate and authentic Executive Assistant 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 5/6 - $104,561. Package includes salary ($85,488 - $94,327), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Temporary full-time employment (for a period up to 2 years)
  • The role will be based at The Mint, Sydney's CBD and the Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood.

What we do
Sydney Living Museums (SLM) cares for a group of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW.


Our commitment to our audience is to maintain the museums, landscapes and collections with integrity whilst presenting the narrative of each in contemporary, compelling and relevant ways.


Our purpose is to enrich and revitalise people’s lives with Sydney’s living history, and to hand the precious places in our care and their collections on to future generations to enjoy.


What you’ll do with us
This role provides sensitive and effective administrative and support to the Executive Director to ensure the smooth running of the office, including high-level liaison with Government, Trustees and staff across NSW State Archives & Records Authority and Sydney Living Museums.


For more information on the role contact Ellena Foster Constable on 02 8239 2446.

Click here for the role description and candidate information guide.


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

  • A current resume with two referees
  • A covering letter 1-2 pages in length, this should include how your skills and experience meet the role's essential requirements as outlined in the role description.
  • And respond to the 2 targeted questions (no more than 20 lines per answer). Your responses to the targeted questions should be submitted online during your application and not included in the covering letter.

Submit your application before the closing date: 11.59pm Friday 30 October 2020


What else you need to know
We are committed to providing a flexible and 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 welcome and encourage applications from people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ communities, from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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 Human Resources 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.

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

What the essential requirements of the role are:

  • Significant and relevant experience in high level executive support and protocol, for chief executive or equivalent, demonstrating initiative, discretion and attention to detail.
  • Significant and relevant experience within a cultural, creative or artistic environment representing the Chief Executive’s office (or similar) 
  • Proven ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with a wide range of issues and enquiries  
  • Current NSW driver’s licence.

What you need to tell us - targeted questions:

  1. Please outline your experience in providing senior executive level administrative support, including managing diaries and appointments and records.
  2. The Executive Assistant role acts as the central point of contact for the Executive Director’s office. The role requires a strong communicator with excellent customer service skills. Please provide an example of where you have delivered excellent customer service to a) an external stakeholder b) an internal stakeholder demonstrating your written and verbal communication skills.