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Job Vacancies

Vacant Positions:

  • Retail Assistant (Multiple Positions)

  • Curator



As the Museum gets busier our team keeps growing! This is the perfect role for those who like to think on their feet and be part of a great team!

Position Description:

A Museum of Fire Retail Sales Assistant will assist in day-to-day Museum operations, specifically but not limited to the running of the Museum (e.g. ensuring displays are operational), shop sales and assisting visitors. They should provide a high quality of customer service to assist in the Museum’s growth and development.


Tasks expected of this position are (but not limited to the following):

  • Operate the Museum’s front of house activities (i.e., sales through register, customer engagement and assistance).

  • Assist the Operations manager in receiving, organising, and storing stock.

  • Assist with retrieving, packing, and despatching sales orders.

  • Answer customer inquiries either in person or via phone when applicable.

  • Transfer inquiries to the suitable staff member when applicable.

  • OR ensure phone messages are received to a high quality and provided to the necessary staff members

  • Assist in regular audits of stock.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Museum’s operations and items sold in the shop.

  • Assist in opening the Museum and turning on displays each morning.

  • Ensure the building, grounds and displays are secured at the end of the day prior to leaving.

  • Assist in special event or exhibition days when other duties may be required of the individual

  • Ensure the Museum is presentable and COVID Safe by performing cleaning tasks

  • Have a complete knowledge of the Museum’s COVID Safe policies and practices.

  • Participate in guiding and educational activities when necessary. This may include overseeing visiting groups such as vacation care and hosting guided tours.

Required Skills/attributes:

  • Ability to work as a team.

  • Patience and ability to remain calm.

  • Happy demeanour

  • Understanding of needs of customers.

  • Good communication skills

  • Willingness to learn and develop skills.

  • Dedication to the work of the Museum as a not-for-profit registered charity

  • Available to work weekends and school holidays. 


Organisation Structure: All Junior retail assistants report to the Manager assigned on specific shifts and follow the chain of command thereafter. All managers’ report directly to the Museum Operations Manager (MOM).


Remuneration: As per agreed grade/level and status according to the Retail Award. 

Hours: 1 -2 Days per fortnight (incl. weekends)

Application Advice: Applications should include an updated resume and be sent to

Applications Close: Friday 29th July 2022

For any questions please call 02 4731 3000 or email



The Museum's Heritage Team continues to grow and this new Curator position will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Museum. At this stage it is just a six-month, 3-day per week casual position however there is the possibility of additional days and an extension of the contract pending future funding opportunities.

Position Description:

  • Oversee the Museum’s collection (object, photographic, archive & fleet) under the direction of the Heritage Manager, including: 

    • Carrying out conservation works (undertaking the necessary consultation where appropriate) 

    • Accessioning new items into the collection and conduct risk and significance assessments.  

    • Ensuring all aspects of the collection are correctly imported into the new collection management software. 

    • Assist the Heritage Manager in the ongoing audit of the Museum’s Collection

    • Manage FRNSW and the Museum’s archival collection. 

    • Undertaking any necessary deaccessioning in consultation with the CEO. 

    • Ensuring all items within the collection are correctly stored, photographed and labelled. 

    • Contribute to the development of exhibitions and information for displays as directed by the CEO/Heritage Manager. 

  • Supervise volunteers working on the Museum’s collections and as directed by the CEO/Heritage Manager. 

  • When required, provide historical research for the basis of identification, conservation, and reconstruction of historical objects. 

  • Assess and manage Museum’s donations (digital and physical) as directed by the CEO/Heritage Manager

  • Review and respond to heritage enquiries relating to the Museum’s collection.

  • Assist in maintaining the Museum’s social media platforms in conjunction with other staff (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Museum Digital blog). This includes creating content (e.g. #FlashbackFriday and museum activity updates) and monitoring online activity. 

  • Travel to locations where records and information are held for the purpose of review and to deliver services to stakeholders in the Sydney area. 

  • Present, and where necessary develop, the Museum’s range of education and public programs, which may include: 

    • Adapting the Museum’s curriculum-based education programs for a digital audience. 

    • Update the Museum’s current education trails as per the new enhancements  

    • Delivering the digital program via videoconference.  

    • Delivering the Museum’s onsite education programs for school groups and group tours as well as other public programs. 

    • Developing resources to complement the Museum’s education programs.  

    • Researching opportunities to expand the Museum’s selection of curriculum-based education programs and public programs.  


Position Type: Casual (3 Days a Week) for Six Months.

Organisation Structure: The Curator position is a Senior Team role and is overseen by the Executive Director of Heritage

Remuneration: Available Upon Request, Dependent Upon Experience 

Hours: 3 Days per week, there will be occasional weekend work and anyone fulfilling the role will need to be available during school holidays. 

Application Advice:

  • Covering letter addressing the role requirements and any previous experience across the various requirements

    • You should note in your cover letter if you have any previous experience working at small-medium Museum’s, and if so what tasks/role your performed there

    • Letter should be no more than one page.

  • Current CV, no more than two pages in length.

  • Please make note when you apply if you have any of the following (or similar):

    • Museum Studies Qualification, e.g. Masters, Diploma or Graduate Certificate (specifically related to collection management)

    • Education Qualification

    • Current Driver’s License

    • Current working with children checks

    • Current First Aid certificate or equivalent

  • Send your completed application with the above by COB on Friday 29th July 2022 to

For any questions please call 02 4731 3000 or email