Technical Officer (Exhibitions)
We currently have One full-time permanent vacancy for immediately filling.
A Pool will also be running for a period of 18 months.
The Western Australian Museum is a vibrant centre of inspiration, learning and enjoyment for everyone. It preserves, documents and shares collections relating to the State’s natural and cultural heritage. It collaborates with people across Western Australia to share the stories and voices of diverse communities. It works alongside national and international organisations, contributing to global research, promoting life-long learning, and developing and hosting world-class exhibitions.
About the role
This position is responsible for exhibition construction, production, installation and maintenance across all permanent and temporary exhibition spaces at WA Museum Boola Bardip.
The role is responsible for elements of installation/deinstallation of temporary exhibitions including placement of furniture, installation of objects and interactives, lighting, and ongoing maintenance. Also coordinates and undertakes a range of activities associated with the maintenance and changeover of objects and displays in the permanent gallery exhibitions, coordinates the production of small, temporary displays in non-gallery spaces, and oversees the exhibition and design preparation, workshop and storage spaces onsite.
The position is based at the WA Museum Boola Bardip – Perth Cultural Centre, however, will be required to work at other museum sites, including regional sites.
We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual who loves working in a positive team environment, enjoys a challenge and can hit the ground running in a fast paced and diverse role.
Specific responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):
- Preparation of galleries for exhibitions (placement of showcases/walls, temporary constructions), finishing to museum standard.
- Construction or modification of fixed and free-standing furniture (including showcases and plinths and temporary walls) for museum exhibition and their components.
- Installation/de-installation of exhibitions across all WA Museum sites.
- Maintenance of existing permanent and temporary exhibitions across all WA Museum sites.
- Maintenance of the workshops and equipment, including ordering of supplies and materials as required.
- Preparation of objects for display, including creation of object mounts.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for further information about the work-related requirements (Selection Criteria) of this position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees.
A statement of no more than two (2) A4 pages addressing the following essential work-related requirements:
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and self-manage in a dynamic, outcomes driven environment.
- Demonstrated experience in construction of exhibition display systems, gallery furniture and showcases, and modular wall and showcase systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of conservation principles and experience handling cultural material and museum objects.
- Understanding of and ability to comply with safe working practices.
Please provide relevant examples to support your claims. The remaining work-related requirements will be assessed at a later stage in the recruitment process.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application, click “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If you experience technical difficulties applying online, please contact the RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056, in the first instance. For information about the process, you can contact Human Resources on (08) 6552 1718.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact, Stuart Leach, Team Leader Exhibition Production and Installation, on 0413 956 556 (not to be contacted for an Applicant Information Package).
Eligibility to Apply
To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have a valid working visa (for fixed term appointments) or be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or have a visa to live and work indefinitely in Australia (for permanent appointments) at the time of application.
A current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy
Please note this recruitment process requires completion of a satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment. Any offer of employment with the Western Australian Museum is conditional on completion of a satisfactory medical assessment to ensure you can perform the inherent physical requirements of the position.
We also require the following:
- Working outside normal business hours is required at times
- C class Driver’s License
- May be required to travel and work in regional sites.
This pool will be open for a period of 18 months from the day after the breach of standard claim period closes. Permanent, Fixed term, Full-time and Part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise; however, an appointment is not guaranteed.
Applicants found suitable in this pool, may be considered for subsequent, similar vacancies with the WA Museum for the duration of the pool.
Equity and Diversity
The WA Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable and diverse working environment and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people. The Museum values the importance of a work environment which is representative of the wider community, and which supports a variety of perspectives.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies at the WA Museum for a period of six (6) months, in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions No. 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
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