Senior Conservator

Powerhouse Museum
NSW - Metro
Closing Date
Sun, 29th March 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Salary between $84,635 - $100,056 + superannuation + leave loading
NSW - Metro
  • Multiple opportunities for experienced Senior Conservators, please refer to the Powerhouse Museum's website to view all vacancies
  • Project based role – Temporary employment until September 2021
  • Salary between $84,635 - $100,056 + superannuation + leave loading

About us

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. Established in 1879, the museum includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre. The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

The Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta is one of the largest cultural infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in Australia. The project will transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions and carry forward its legacy to reflect the changing needs of the contemporary communities of NSW. A key element of the project is the relocation and digitisation of the Museum collection.

Information about the objects in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection can be accessed at

The opportunities

As the Senior Conservator, Organic Materials, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating and scheduling the conservation treatments of organic materials including textiles, paper, photography and archives in preparation for their relocation. View the role description here.

As the Senior Conservator, Large Technology Objects, you will be responsible for leading a team to dismantle, prepare and oversee the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum’s large and very large objects. To view the full role description Click Here

As the Team Leader, Conservation (Special Collections), in partnership with the Team Leader Registration (Special Collections), you will co-lead a team of assistant conservators and assistant registrars who work in pairs to assess the objects in the Powerhouse Museum’s special collections including archives, firearms and variable media. View the role description here

The Successful Candidates

Further detail regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform in each of these opportunities can be found in the role descriptions linked above. 

Do you have any questions?

Should you have enquiries about these opportunities, please contact Kate Chidlow on 02 9217 0273

Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 29 March 2020

The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.


Should you have enquiries about these opportunities, please contact Kate Chidlow, Conservation Manager on 02 9217 0273

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