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UX/UI Designer

Organisation/Entity: Trustees of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Job Category:
  • Information and Communications Technology | Web Development
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00007XGX
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Salary package up to $119,200. Package includes salary ($97,152 - $107,541) employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 9217 0480 or arul.baskaran@maas.museum - Arul Baskaran
Closing Date: 25/10/2020 - 11:59 PM


  • Opportunity to design and deliver high quality user experience for MAAS online visitors
  • Temporary role (up to 2 years) for an experienced UX/UI Designer
  • Enjoy a favourable work life balance working with a leading cultural institution

About us

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is an executive agency of the New South Wales State Government. Embodying the best of design ingenuity and innovation, the Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and is a highly successful interdisciplinary institution that sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in supporting the brand and vision of the city.

The Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta is one of the largest cultural infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in Australia. The project will transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions and carry forward its legacy to reflect the changing needs of the contemporary communities of NSW. A key element of the project will involve the design of the future visitor experience, onsite and across digital channels.

The Opportunity

The Digital Engagement team’s purpose is to enhance visitor experience through innovative digital services. Visitor interactions with the Museum involve many digital touch points, ranging from discovering what’s on offer, exploring digital experiences in our exhibitions, accessing the Museum’s online collection and visiting our key venues – The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museum Discovery Centre.

The UX/UI role is new within the Digital Engagement team and the museum is in a process of renewal aligned with the delivery of a new museum in Parramatta. The role will suit a self-starter who is open to the challenge of leading the UX/UI function as part of a small, dynamic team. The role will focus on aligning internal teams with varying objectives within the museum to deliver a leading digital customer experience.

Key highlights of the role:
  • Under the direction of the Digital Engagement Manager, design and develop the MAAS website and related web, digital content production and interactive projects 
  • Apply experience design and human centred design processes to digital projects to ensure high quality, audience focused outcomes. 
  • Facilitate collaborative IA/UX and design activities such as discovery workshops, design sprints and user testing to gather knowledge; define goals, prototype and test solutions as required. 

What will it take?

We are looking for someone with the following attributes to join the team:
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience as a UX/ web designer working on front-end development
  • Qualifications in Design, Media Arts, UX or related disciplines
  • Advanced computer skills - Web, interaction, and responsive design skills including HTML authoring, design and collaboration tools (e.g. Sketch, Coda, Figma, Miro, Invision, Photoshop). 
  • Sound knowledge of front-end web development including HTML, CSS, jQuery and WordPress, responsive layouts, interface motion design, HTML5 and CSS3, ‘web app’ design principles and UX research. Exposure to next-generation frameworks (React, XML/JSON, GraphQL) is a plus.
  • Creativity and idea generation – ability to generate new ideas, lead activities such as ideation workshops and draw on a range of inputs to synthesize and produce high quality creative concepts.
  • Knowledge of or experience with cultural content of the Australian galleries, libraries, archives, and museums sector (preferred not mandatory).
  • Experience with video post-production and motion graphics would be highly advantageous (preferred not mandatory).

To view the full role description, Click Here

Do you have any questions?
Should you have enquiries about the role, please contact Arul Baskaran on 02 9217 0480 or arul.baskaran@maas.museum

If you encounter technical issues please contact I Work for NSW Support Team on 1800 562 679 (Mon-Fri) or support@jobs.nsw.gov.au

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 25th October 2020.

The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.

The successful applicant is required to undergo, and for new employees meet the cost of a National Police Records Check and be assessed as suitable.

Please note that applications from Recruitment Agencies are not currently being accepted for this position. 

Key Application Responses

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To apply for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter (no longer than 2 A4 pages)

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