Head of House Museums Portfolio

Sydney Living Museums
NSW - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 13th October 2019
Position Type
Full Time
$128,089 - $148,134
NSW - Metro

Head of House Museums Portfolio
We are looking for a passionate, authentic and collaborative Head of House Museums Portfolio who is interested in joining a leading NSW Government agency focused on creating a living future for the past so that our visitors can experience Sydney's past as if they had lived it themselves.

What the opportunity is
- Employment with Sydney Living Museums, Department of Premier & Cabinet
- Clerk Grade 11/12 - $164,206. Package includes salary ($128,089 - $148,134), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
- Temporary full-time employment (for a period up to 2 years)
- The opportunity to work multiple heritage locations – Vaucluse House, Rouse Hill House & Farm and The Mint.

What we do
Sydney Living Museums (SLM) cares for a group of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW.

Our commitment to our audience is to maintain the museums, landscapes and collections with integrity whilst presenting the narrative of each in contemporary, compelling and relevant ways.

Our purpose is to enrich and revitalise people’s lives with Sydney’s living history, and to hand the precious places in our care and their collections on to future generations to enjoy.

What you’ll do with us
This role manages a diverse portfolio of sites, buildings and collections to ensure their sustainability, conservation and interpretation, and use in accordance with the Historic Houses Trust Act 1980.

For more information on the role contact Ian Innes on 02 8239 2269.

What you need to do to apply
To apply you will need to submit the following:
- A current resume with two referees
- A covering letter 1-2 pages in length, this should include how your skills and experience meet the role's essential requirements as outlined in the role description.
- And respond to the 2 targeted questions (no more than 20 lines per answer). Your responses to the targeted questions should be submitted online during your application and not included in the covering letter.

Submit your application before the closing date: 11.59pm Sunday 13 October 2019

What else you need to know
Sydney Living Museums (SLM) is committed to providing a flexible and inclusive workplace culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or ability. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ communities, from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for an ongoing role in the NSW Public Sector you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For temporary and casual roles, you need to hold a valid visa giving you permission to work in Australia as required by the role. All successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal record check with NSW Police.

If you are speech or hearing impaired, have access requirements that require reasonable adjustment in the assessment process, or require access to information about this vacancy in a different format, please call the Head of Human Resources on 02 8239 2366.

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

What the essential requirements of the role are
- Qualifications or extensive experience in an area relevant to heritage property management such as architecture, building or land management.
- Possession of a valid driving licence.
- Cleared and current NSW ‘Working With Children Check’.
- Ability to work weekends as required.

What you need to tell us - targeted questions
1. Tell us about an experience where you have balanced the everyday operations, a multi-disciplinary team and site/s in the heritage/museum environment with the strategic planning and delivery of a major event or project with budget and time constraints. What strategies have you used to influence and negotiate successful outcomes?
2. Please provide an example of how you balance visitor expectations and revenue-generation pressures in a museum/heritage setting and in keeping with your institution’s mission? What were the challenges and opportunities? What leadership skills did you demonstrate in managing and motivating a diverse team?


Ian Innes on 02 8239 2269

Supporters and Partners