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Job Vacancies

Vacant Positions:

  • Retail Assistant (Multiple Positions)

  • Curator

RETAIL and FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANT

 

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 ea@museumoffire.com.au

Applications Close: Friday 29th July 2022

For any questions please call 02 4731 3000 or email ea@museumoffire.com.au

Curator

 

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 ea@museumoffire.com.au

For any questions please call 02 4731 3000 or email ea@museumoffire.com.au