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Installation Officer

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Living Museums
Job Category:
  • Arts, Sports and Recreation
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00007C4U
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $87,900. Package includes salary ($72,418 - $79,297), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 8239 2386 - Kieran Larkin
Closing Date: 14/10/2019 - 11:59 PM


Installation Officer

We are looking for a passionate, bold and collaborative Installation Officer 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, Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • Clerk Grade 3/4 - $87,900. Package includes salary ($72,418 - $79,297), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Temporary full-time employment (for a period up to 1 year)
  • The opportunity to work in a historic location – The Mint, Sydney CBD

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 supports and assists in the installation and maintenance of curatorial and exhibition projects to ensure they are well executed, within budget, meet deadlines and Sydney Living Museums’ standards while complying with relevant codes and standards and WH&S regulations.


For more information on the role contact Kieran Larkin on 02 8239 2386.


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 Monday 14 October 2019


What else you need to know

Sydney Living Museums (SLM) is 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 12 months.


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


What the essential requirements of the role are

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the production and hands-on installation of complex exhibitions and displays.
  • The ability to work in physically demanding situations such as heavy lifting and working at heights.
  • Knowledge and experience of WH&S and its practical implementation.
  • Knowledge of collection management procedures including object care and handling, mount-making, conservation principles and practices and environmental requirements.
  • Possession of a white card.
  • Qualifications in electrical tagging and testing or willingness to become qualified.
  • A current NSW drivers’ license.
  • A medical assessment is required for this role consisting of a general health check, hearing and if required a spirometry test.

Key Application Responses

What you need to tell us - targeted questions

  1. Describe your experience in exhibition installations and in particular in building and installation of exhibition furniture.            
  2. Describe your understanding of WH&S and its practical implementation during exhibition installations.