Conservation Manager, Powerhouse Museum, Australia

Conservation Manager role available at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – Powerhouse Museum.
A catalyst for creative expression and curious minds. We are Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. We are uniquely placed to demonstrate how technology, engineering, science and design impact Australia and the world.
With a unique collection, iconic venues, and the ability to engage audiences of all ages, we balance the management of our assets and collections with a public responsibility to build knowledge and engagement. We achieve our goals through four strategic ambitions: Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, and Sustainability. These ambitions are interdependent; and we value and foster a whole-of-organisation approach to our work.
Strategic Collections is one of three teams reporting to the Director, Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions and encompasses Registration, Conservation and Library Services.
The Conservation unit is responsible for the continual care and conservation management of the collection according to standards appropriate to Australian conditions and in accordance with legislative obligations, strategies and actions and in line with accepted National Standards. The unit has major responsibility for ensuring the preservation, maintenance, conservation, storage and protection of the collection through the following programmes – preventive conservation; conservation treatment, storing collections, display and use, moving collections, research and outreach. Conservation develops policy outlining the high-level principles and guidelines that the Museum follows to achieve its aim of caring for and protecting its collections at all times.
The Conservation Manager is responsible for ensuring optimal care of and access to the collection by a wide variety of users across our physical sites, off-site and across digital platforms. You will lead and manage all aspects of the Conservation unit including collection management, developing MAAS conservation policies and standards in accordance with international best practice, improving work practices, and strategic policy and procedure development.
Closes on August 11, 2014.
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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.