Registrar Grade 2 (Exhibitions & Incoming Loans)


Opportunity to work with Australia’s largest and most significant collection of science, technological and design ingenuity.
Full time, ongoing employment with flexible working conditions
Remuneration Package up to $130,692. Package includes salary ($105,925 – $117,909), 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.

Access to the Museum’s exceptional collection is a cornerstone of the vision, opening up opportunities for engagement, participation and research. Deepening audience engagement, bringing the collections to life through hands on experiences and offering a variety of pathways through ideas and information is key to the delivery of our programs for people of all ages across our sites: the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in The Rocks and the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill.

The Opportunity

As the Registrar Grade 2 (Exhibitions & Incoming Loans) you will contribute to the development of and implementation of Museum policies, processes and procedures affecting the Registration Unit, with a particular focus on areas including exhibitions and incoming loans. Working closely with the Registration Manager, you will lead best practice management of the Museum’s unique collection.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Assist the Registration Manager with relevant operational planning and reporting for the Registration unit, including but not limited to Exhibitions & Incoming Loans.
  • Participate in exhibition development including planning, exhibition preparation, movement, transportation, installation and dismantling of objects and exhibition related materials
  • Manage Registration related resources associated with the Museum’s delivery of its exhibition program covering all three MAAS sites and travelling exhibitions.
  • Build and maintain external stakeholder relationships, including museums and galleries, government departments and other organisations to advocate for MAAS, to develop business networks and to build awareness of the MAAS Collection.
  • Supervise staff, volunteers and interns to ensure a high level of collection management practice and a culture of optimal external and internal customer service.
  • Manage and contribute to the Museum’s collection and collection-based information systems according to professional museum standards and NSW regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the safety, security, location control and maintenance of objects on display and in storage.
  • Ensure statutory and legislative requirements are adhered to and effective risk management procedures are in place.

The successful candidate

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in museum collection management and documentation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of exhibition development and management processes.
  • Experience in staff management, including training and WH&S issues.
  • Experience in the handling, packing, transport and storage of all types of museum objects, to professional museum level, and knowledge of national and international freight procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and manage projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of collection information systems, barcoding and digital photography, including solution development and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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