APS3 Collection Officer


The Collection Officer works closely with the Preparator & Exhibition Designer/Co-ordinator and reports directly to the Collection Manager. The Portrait Gallery employs two Collection Officers who work mostly as a team to install works of art in the permanent and temporary galleries, to pack works for transport and to ensure the safe storage, tracking and processing of works of art.
Specific tasks:
1. As a member of the Registration team undertake handling, installation, packing and unpacking of art objects and ensure that the Gallery’s collection, and all art objects in the temporary custody of the Gallery (exhibitions, acquisitions and loans) are handled, displayed and stored to current museum standards.
2. Assist with the documentation of works of art, including initial receipting and condition reporting.
3. Assist in the unloading, transportation and delivery of works of art, exhibition equipment and associated materials.
4. Undertake packing and crating for outgoing loans and travelling exhibitions
5. Installation and maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
6. Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team to assist the delivery of the exhibition program and access to the collection ensuring best practice application of Workplace Health and Safety and participative work management practices.

Applicant Information
If you require further information please contact Maria Ramsden, Collection Manager, 02 6102 7041 or by email at maria.ramsden@npg.gov.au.
Please provide a statement of claims against the required duties of no more than 2 A4 pages. Applications are to be submitted to npghrservices@npg.gov.au along with current CV and application coversheet which can be found on our website www.portrait.gov.au

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