Exhibitions And Loans Conservator Grade 2

  • Sydney CBD – The Domain
  • Conservator Grade 2
  • Temporary up to 2 years, potential for on going
  • Total Remuneration Package up to $110,913
  • Salary range ($84,635 to $100,056)

Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is located in Sydney’s The Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and near the Central Business District, the Gallery acknowledges the original custodians of this land – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The Gallery attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually and runs Australia’s largest education program with over 90,000 student and teacher visits per year.
With the construction of our expansion project currently underway and scheduled for completion in 2022, the Gallery is poised to deliver a new state-of-the-art building located next to our existing and much-loved building. Providing us with close to double the current exhibition space, the expanded Gallery will enable us to share more art with more people and provide more family, learning and educational programming for all our audiences.
To help us achieve our ambition, we are seeking diverse, collaborative, supportive and brilliant individuals to work alongside our existing talent and build on our rich history to create an even more inspiring Gallery for the future.
For more information about the Gallery and our future, please visit our website www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

About the Role
Working collaboratively with the Conservation team and Gallery staff, assist with exhibition and loan conservation programs for the Gallery’s collections and exhibitions, including assessing and preparing artworks for internal and external exhibitions, displays and loans, and at acquisition if required, to ensure the integrity and quality of artworks is maintained.

For more information about the role please view the role description and information for applicants or call the nominated contact person listed in the advertisement
What technical / soft skills you require

  • Tertiary qualifications in Materials Conservation in an area of specialisation or professional membership of AICCM; thorough knowledge and understanding of the physical and chemical construction of artworks: chemistry, art history, artists' methods and materials and techniques used.
  • Experience in the examination, documentation and treatment of works to a high standard in an area of specialisation along with demonstrated knowledge of current international standards for handling, packing, transport and display of artworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both domestic and international conservation principles, ethics and requirements as identified in the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials Code of Ethics and its international counterparts.

Targeted questions

  • Provide an example of when you have worked across multiple projects at the same time, each with different deadlines and different stakeholders competing for your time and attention. How have you managed your workload and stakeholder expectations? (maximum of 400 words).
  • Provide an example of a conservation treatment, or group of treatments, you have completed and discuss the treatment issues you faced and how they were resolved. (maximum of 400 words).

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013, therefore you may be contacted to participate.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Records Check, refer to link; https://npcoapr.police.nsw.gov.au/aspx/dataentry/Introduction.aspx

If you require further details about this role, please contact first last, on +61 2 9225 1845 or Carolyn.Murphy@ag.nsw.gov.au
Applications must be lodged electronically via the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 October 2020 11.59 pm