Director, Curatorial and Museums


Sydney Living Museum 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 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 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 Museum is a state cultural institution, reporting to the Minister for the Arts.
We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to conversations regarding flexible work arrangements.

Primary purpose of the role:
The Director, Curatorial and Museums provides executive leadership and direction to provide public access to, engagement with, and enjoyment of SLM’s extensive and unique portfolio of buildings, sites, landscapes, collections and knowledge about the State’s heritage and culture.

The Director provides strategic and intellectual leadership to managers and curators, specialising in specific professional disciplines, and ensures integrated service delivery and high quality professional and technical advice to their teams to enable increased visitation, enriched reputation and brand profile, enhancement of public value, and achievement of SLM’s strategic and business objectives.

Essential requirements
Degree qualification in a relevant discipline.
Extensive knowledge and experience working at a senior level in museums or heritage management with a demonstrated record of managing successfully one or more areas of exhibition development, curatorial teams, museum operations and audience development. You must have a current NSW Drivers licence. For a full list of essential requirements, please refer to the role description.

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