Registrar Grade 1

  • Implements Museum policies, processes and procedures encompassing inward and outward loan management, collection administration, stores and logistics, documentation and exhibitions, archives management and preventive conservation.
  • Temporary full-time employment under flexible working conditions until 27 October 2017.
  • Annual Salary package up to $107, 277. Package includes salary ($80, 945 – $96, 784), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

A catalyst for creative expression and curious minds

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is an executive agency of the New South Wales State Government.  Embodying the best of design ingenuity and innovation, the Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and 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 and experiences 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 Registration unit manages the Museum’s collection and collection-based information according to professional museum standards, and NSW regulatory requirements, including documentation, processing, access, inward and outward loans, storage, movement and transport of objects, and creating and maintaining records for these.

The Conservation unit is responsible for the continual care and conservation management of the collection.  The unit has major responsibility for ensuring the preservation, maintenance, conservation, storage and protection of the collection through preventive conservation; remedial conservation, collection storage, display and use, collection movement, research and outreach. Conservation develops policies outlining the high-level principles and guidelines that the Museum follows to achieve its aim of caring for and protecting its collections.

This role is based at the Museums Discovery Centre, 172 Showground Road, Castle Hill and works across the Registration and Conservation units implementing Museum policies, processes and procedures encompassing loans, collection administration, collection stores and logistics, documentation, exhibitions, archives management, and preventive conservation.

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As part of GSE Act compliance, your application must include:

Cover Letter – No more than two A4 pages. Must include short statements in response to the two targeted questions below (drawn from the Core Competencies required in the Role Description) There are no selection criteria to address

Resume – No more than three A4 pages. Must be up to date with current employment, and clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. You must include 3 referee contacts (name, role, phone number and email address), clearly identifying a junior, peer and manager. We will not contact referees without your consent.

Question 1 – Outline your technical skills and experience in museum collection management and storage. Describe the key considerations in managing collection storage.

Question 2 – Describe an occasion where you had to alter your plans to incorporate new information or changing priorities. How did you ensure the quality and accuracy of your work was maintained? How did you communicate changed plans to other stakeholders and ensure competing expectations were accommodated?

To be eligible to apply for this role you must meet these requirements Qualifications

The position requires a relevant degree or appropriate qualifications. Relevant post-graduate qualifications are also desirable.


  • A sound knowledge and experience in museum collection management and documentation, including accessions and deaccessions, loans and exhibition processes.
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience of exhibition development and management processes
  • Knowledge and experience of collection information systems, barcoding and digital photography, including solution development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk management and disaster preparedness.


  • Driver’s licence is essential
  • A forklift licence is essential
  • A Medium- Rigid (MR) truck licence is desirable
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a comparative assessment to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Your cover letter and resume will need to be submitted as PDF attachments on your candidate file application on Taleo/ Jobs NSW. Other – The successful applicant is required to undergo, and for new employees, meet the cost of a National Police Records Check and be assessed as suitable.

To apply for this role please visit I Work for NSW.

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.