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Vacant Positions:

  • Heritage Manager

Heritage Manager

The Heritage Manager is responsible for overseeing all heritage aspects of the Museum’s work as directed by the CEO.

Responsibilities and Role:


Museum Development and Operations

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

  • Present education and public programs

  • Supervise volunteers working on the Museum's collections and undertaking research or heritage tasks

  • Contribute to the protection and understanding of Fire & Firefighting cultural heritage through public programs and the production of social media or blog posts

  • Other duties as directed by CEO which are consistent with the development of the Museum.

  • To actively be involved with all fundraising events and functions run by the Museum

  • Take part in the management of staff where applicable

  • Participate in staff meetings and be involved in management decisions where applicable

  • Understand that performing “front of house” tasks or functions is essential to being part of a small museum team

  • Oversee and assist in the writing of grant applications as well as being proactive in obtaining grant opportunities.



  • Manage the FRNSW Archival collection

  • Provide information to communities and stakeholders on shared heritage or historical issues.



  • Oversee and direct conservation works (undertaking the necessary consultation where appropriate)

  • Oversee and direct accession new items into the collection and conduct risk and significance assessments.

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

  • Conduct an audit of the collection

  • Undertake and direct any necessary deaccessioning in consultation with the CEO as detailed in the collection policy.

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



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

  • Provide information to communities and stakeholders as directed by the CEO; and develop positive links with FRNSW, community groups, and other stakeholders

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



The Heritage Manager oversees both the curatorial and research departments of the Museum.

  • Curatorial: The Museum’s Curator, Collection’s Manager and Curatorial Assistants (when the positions are filled, where appropriate staff are not employed and essential or emergency work must take place this is the responsibility of the Heritage Manager)

  • Research: The Museum’s research assistants – it is the role of the heritage manager to oversee and complete any heritage/research projects directly with the assistance of the research assistants


The Heritage Manager answers to the Museum’s operations Manager who in turn answers directly to the CEO.

Type: Full Time or Permanent Part Time (3-5 Days pending negotiations) 

Remuneration: Dependent upon experience and employment structure

Application Advice: When applying for this position please clearly state in your covering letter that address this position; 

  • Number of days preferred (i.e. Full time 5 days per week or permanent part time 3 days per week)

  • Please provide an example of when you have been involved in the creation of exhibits or Museum displays

  • Briefly discuss your ability to manage a team, including volunteers and paid staff

Applications should also include an updated resume and be sent to

Applications Close: Wednesday 20 October 5pm (with interviews to take place the following week)

For any questions please call 02 4731 3000 or email