Assistant Project Officer


Temporary full-time employment for 12 months, with a possibility of further extension
Enviable flexible working conditions in a creative, innovative environment
Salary package up to $102,003 ($83,403 – $92,026), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) embodies the best of design ingenuity and innovation, profiling one of the world’s great collections. The Museum 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 MAAS Project is the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum and part of a wider government project for the creation of a new arts and cultural precinct in western Sydney. It represents a once in a generation opportunity to develop a twenty first century museum that responds to growth and the changing shape of Sydney, and to contemporary methods of content delivery, learning and collaboration. A key component of the MAAS Project is the relocation and digitisation of the collection.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Project Officer to support the MAAS Project team in providing project and operational assistance, including monitoring and reporting on project plans, milestones and deliverables, to assist in the delivery of the Collection Relocation Logistics project.

Reporting to the Project Manager – MAAS Collections, in this role you will:
Ensure time, cost and quality indicators are produced in line with the approved project plan.
Update and collate documentation and records regarding relevant issues, policies and practices to ensure the delivery of the project complies with agreed project management methodology.
Undertake basic research and analysis in assigned project areas and contribute to the preparation of project briefs to support informed decision making and planning
Assist the project team to complete tasks and implement project plans to ensure agreed outcomes are achieved
Communicate with relevant stakeholders to provide updates regarding project status and implementation issues

The successful candidate
To be successful in this role you will have;
Experience working as part of a complex or major project team, contributing to key planning, documentation and research.
Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and manage projects, combined with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
Sound knowledge and experience in museum collections, management processes and standards would be highly regarded.

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