There is currently 1 job listed by Sydney Living Museums

Farm & Facilities Assistant

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Living Museums
Job Category:
  • Animal Care
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - North/North West
Job Reference Number: 00006BGI
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $83,665. Package includes salary ($68,929 - $75,476), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0417 663 326 - Adrian Postill
Closing Date: 22/07/2018 - 11:59 PM


Organisation: Sydney Living Museums, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Office of Environment and Heritage
Location: House Museums Portfolio – Rouse Hill House & Farm
Job Grade/Classification: Clerk Grade 3/4 - $83,665. Package includes salary ($68,929 - $75,476), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


About the agency
Sydney Living Museums 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.


For more detailed information on the operations and activities of Sydney Living Museums click here


About the role
This role oversees the care, conservation and presentation of livestock, fields and pastures at Rouse Hill House & Farm to facilitate the interpretation of the site and its history to members of the public in accordance with the Historic Houses Act 1980, Conservation Management Policy and other relevant policies.


Job notes:

  • As a drivers' licence is an essential requirement for this role you will be asked to provide a copy of your driving record if you are successful at the interview stage.   
  • This role will require flexibility in working hours including the ability to work weekends and nights when required for pest control activities, security and to support programs. 
  • To be eligible for this role you will need a valid NSW Working with Children Check.


Applying for the role
To apply you will need to submit the following:

  • A current resume with two referees
  • A covering letter 1-2 pages in length
  • 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.

Employment Status: Temporary full-time (for a period up to 3 years)
Contact: Adrian Postill on 0417 663 326
Closing date: 11.59pm Sunday 22 July 2018


For more information click here for the role description and candidate information guide.


Sydney Living Museums welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.


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.


Essential requirements the role holder needs:

  • Certificate II in Agriculture with a livestock management and care focus or equivalent training with at least 3 years’ experience working in farm assistant roles.
  • Current ChemCert AQF3 Chemical Accreditation.
  • Experience and competence in the safe operation of tractors.
  • Ability to work within the guidelines of the Department of Primary Industries’ General Standards for Exhibiting Animals in New South Wales.
  • Experience in a wide range of farming skills, including livestock management, pasture development, weed and pest control, operation and maintenance of farm machinery.
  • Working knowledge of current WHS legislation.
  • A current NSW Driver's Licence, including the ability to drive a manual.
  • Current NSW Working with Children check.
  • Physical capacity to undertake manual work including lifting, carrying, kneeling, working at heights or on uneven surfaces.
  • Current first aid certificate.
  • Ability to act as security contact out of hours.
  • Flexibility in working hours including the ability to work weekends and nights when required for pest control activities and to support programs.

Key Application Responses

Targeted questions:

  1. Sydney Living Museums, Rouse Hill House & Farm, is currently home to 11 Cattle, 2 Horses, 2 Sheep and small brood of chickens. Describe a previous experience when you have been responsible for the welfare of animals, what animals were you caring for, what were your duties and what documentation were you responsible for keeping in regards to the welfare of the animal under your care.
  2. Rouse Hill House & Farm is situated within the Greater Sydney Region. What sheep illness and diseases would you be on the lookout for, what actions would you take in prevention of these diseases, what government agency websites would you go to for further information and what emergency contacts would you keep handy in your phone in-case of a sick or injured animal or a disease outbreak.