Team Leader Registration


  • Temporary full-time employment to 31 December 2021
  • Opportunity to be part of a once in a lifetime iconic museum project
  • Salary between $85,043 – $101,684 + superannuation + 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.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader Registration (Registrar Grade 1) to lead a project team working on the preparation of the collection currently stored at Ultimo for digitisation and relocation to the Museums Discovery Centre.

Reporting to the Collection Logistics Manager, in this role you will

  • Assist the Collection Logistics Manager with relevant operational planning and reporting for the Assessment Phase of the Collection Relocation.
  • In partnership with the Team Leader Conservation, supervise staff to ensure a high level of collection management practice and a culture of optimal external and internal customer service.
  • Contribute to and administer to the Museum’s collection and collection-based information systems according to professional museum standards, and NSW regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, collection management, documentation and cataloguing, processing, access, storage, movement and transport of objects, and creating and maintaining records for these.
  • Ensure the safety, security, location control and maintenance of objects on display and in storage.
  • Contribute to the coordination for audit, valuation, insurance, collection copyright, and legal matters relating to the collection.
  • 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;

  • A sound knowledge and experience in museum collection management and documentation, including storage and exhibition processes.
  • Experience in the handling, packing, transport and storage of all types of museum objects, to professional museum level, and sound knowledge of national and international freight procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and manage projects, allied with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience of collection information systems, barcoding and digital photography, including solution development and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare high quality documentation and reports.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk management and disaster preparedness.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet project deadlines within budget.

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