There is currently 1 job listed by Sydney Living Museums

Senior 3D Designer

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Living Museums
Job Category:
  • Arts, Sports and Recreation
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00006OYE
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $116,301. Package includes salary ($94,782 - $104,918), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 8239 2371 - Bob Whight
Closing Date: 28/01/2019 - 11:59 PM


Organisation: Sydney Living Museums, Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Office of Environment and Heritage
Location: Curatorial & Exhibitions Team – Sydney CBD
Job Grade/Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8 - $116,301. Package includes salary ($94,782 - $104,918), 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 undertakes technical research, conceptualise, design and document projects across Sydney Living Museums’ properties to ensure physical elements of projects are designed to expected standards, integrating relevant services and accessible, creative and functional criteria while complying with codes, standards and Workplace Health & Safety.

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: Bob Whight on 02 8239 2371
Closing date: 11.59pm Monday 28 January 2019


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


Sydney Living Museums (SLM) is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion. 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. Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives. SLM will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process where required. If you require an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call the Head of Human Resources on 02 8239 2366.


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:

  • Tertiary degree or equivalent in an applied architectural, interior or industrial design field.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in museum exhibition design or related interior architectural design and construction and knowledge of relevant Australian Standards and sections of the Building Code of Australia.
  • Significant knowledge of exhibition design and all facets of presentation including audience experience, interpretative techniques, display of original collection materials and production techniques including CAD and Vectorworks.

Key Application Responses

Targeted Questions:

1. Please provide an example of when you have worked on multiple design projects with competing deadlines.  What processes, tools and strategies did you use to manage priorities and coordinate tasks to ensure the successful development and implementation of all projects on schedule and within budget?


2.Please provide a case study of a recent successful exhibition project.  How did the exhibition design fulfil the brief with regard to audience needs, stakeholder expectations and overarching project objectives?  Outline how you handled any challenges and constraints and a key lesson you took away from the project.