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Vacant Positions:

  • Education Officer (casual ongoing)

  • Research and Curatorial Assistant (Casual contractual)

  • Accounts Officer

Education Officer

 

About the Organisation:

The Museum of Fire is a registered, not-for-profit charity in Penrith, NSW. The Museum’s collection is of national importance as it celebrates the heroic history of Fire and Rescue NSW and fire services in Australia. The Museum is a fun and interactive environment where children and adults of all ages can participate in firefighting adventures and learn life skills as they experience what it is like to don the uniform and put their life on the line to save others. Many of the items from the Museum’s extensive heritage collection are listed on the State Heritage Register and it is the responsibility of the Museum to ensure their preservation and security. Museum Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

 

Location: 1 Museum Drive, Penrith. A short (~5min) walk from north side of Penrith train station.

 

Position Title: Education Officer

Position Description: The Museum of Fire is looking for an energetic and engaging individual to undertake the Museum’s group tours, including those held in the digital space. This role will oversee all public engagement bookings, including community, seniors, and school group bookings. If time permits, your role may allow for the creation of additional pre- and post-visit education resources.

Type: Casual (at least 1-2 days per week depending on bookings)

The Successful Applicant will be:

  • Able to hit the ground running

  • Be passionate about learning the content and structure of the Museum's programs so that you can deliver them shortly after your employment begins

  • Flexible (the roster will be determined by the time and length of bookings which may vary week to week and include weekends). 

  • Adaptable (the position is best suited to someone who can think on their feet and tailor their presentation to the needs of the group they are engaging with). 

Additional Information: To assist in understanding the business and to provide additional working hours the successful applicant will be trained to work as part of the Museum’s front of house team which handles both the retail and administrative side of operations.

Hours: At least 8 hours each week however this will likely be higher depending on the number of group bookings or events per week. This may also vary if more than one educator is employed. This is negotiable at the time of your interview.

Remuneration: As per the Museum's Contract - available upon request and dependable upon experience. 

Applications Close: Sunday 25th July 2021

 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) addressing the position description and application advice criteria to ceo@museumoffire.com.au by Sunday 25th July 2021 at 5pm.

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Research and Curatorial Assistant

 

About the Organisation:

The Museum of Fire is a registered, not-for-profit charity in Penrith, NSW. The Museum’s collection is of national importance as it celebrates the heroic history of Fire and Rescue NSW and fire services in Australia. The Museum is a fun and interactive environment where children and adults of all ages can participate in firefighting adventures and learn life skills as they experience what it is like to don the uniform and put their life on the line to save others. Many of the items from the Museum’s extensive heritage collection are listed on the State Heritage Register and it is the responsibility of the Museum to ensure their preservation and security. Museum Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

 

Location: 1 Museum Drive, Penrith. A short (~5min) walk from north side of Penrith train station.

 

Position Title: Research and Curatorial Assistant

Position Description: The Museum of Fire is looking for an energetic and engaging individual to work as part of the Museum’s heritage team. This position is project based and will focus on one central research task with the possibility of curatorial work where applicable.

Type: Casual Contract (1 Month = 10 days)

The Successful Applicant will be:

  • Confident with undertaking work independently

  • Have a sound understanding of the research process

  • Be able to produce documents presenting research findings

  • Adaptable (this position is best suited to someone who can think on their feet)

  • Fast Learner and be able to understand the content 

Additional Information: To assist in understanding the business, the successful applicant will be expected to take an interest in the work undertaken by the Museum’s front of house team which handles the retail and administrative side of operations.

Hours: At least two days a week for one month. These days can be flexible however they will need to be rostered prior to the month’s work commencing. This will be undertaken with the Heritage Manager and CEO.

Remuneration: As per the Museum's Contract - available upon request and dependable upon experience. 

Applications Close: We are not accepting any further applications for this position. 

 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) addressing the position description and application advice criteria to ceo@museumoffire.com.au by Sunday 18th July 2021 at 5pm.  

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Accounts Officer

 

About the Organisation:

The Museum of Fire is a registered, not-for-profit charity in Penrith, NSW. The Museum’s collection is of national importance as it celebrates the heroic history of Fire and Rescue NSW and fire services in Australia. The Museum is a fun and interactive environment where children and adults of all ages can participate in firefighting adventures and learn life skills as they experience what it is like to don the uniform and put their life on the line to save others. Many of the items from the Museum’s extensive heritage collection are listed on the State Heritage Register and it is the responsibility of the Museum to ensure their preservation and security. Museum Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

 

Location: 1 Museum Drive, Penrith. A short (~5min) walk from north side of Penrith train station.

 

Position Title: Accounts Officer

Position Description: The Museum of Fire is looking for an energetic and engaging individual to manage the Museum’s accounts. This role is part of the Museum’s administration team and will report to the Museum’s Operation Manager.

This position also works with the Museum’s reporting bookkeeper to produce monthly financial reports for the Museum’s Board of Directors.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Museum’s finances, specifically:

    • Day-to-day book-keeping

    • Creditors and debtors

    • Budget analysis and planning

    • Oversee petty cash approvals.

    • Assist in implementing the Museum’s new financial management plan.

    • Manage the Museum’s BAS

    • Work with the Museum’s external auditor and financial manager

    • Run the Museum’s fortnightly payroll

Type: Casual

The Successful Applicant will be:

  • Fluent in Reckon Accounts or Similar Products

  • Understand accounting procedures, preferably for a not-for-profit business.

  • Be comfortable managing all types of accounts and be able to provide direction to staff.

Hours: One day a week. The chosen day is negotiable but will need to be scheduled to align with the predetermined pay day.

Remuneration: As per the Museum's Contract - available upon request and dependable upon experience. 

Applications Close: Sunday 1st August 2021

 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) addressing the position description and application advice criteria to ceo@museumoffire.com.au by Sunday 1st  August 2021 at 5pm.