First listed on: 21 December 2017

Head of Facilities & Asset Management

  • To lead, manage and coordinate the Museum’s provision of building services and lead the overall facilities management program  
  • Ongoing full-time employment under flexible working conditions. 
  • Salary package up to?$154,390. Package includes salary ($121,917 - $140,996), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 
A catalyst for creative expression and curious minds.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is an executive agency of the New South Wales State Government.  Embodying the best of design ingenuity and innovation, the Museum profiles one of the world’s great collections and is a highly successful interdisciplinary institution that sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in supporting the brand and vision of the city. 

Access to the Museum’s exceptional collection is a cornerstone of the vision, opening up opportunities for engagement, participation and research. Deepening audience engagement, bringing the collections to life through hands on experiences and offering a variety of pathways through ideas and information is key to the delivery of our programs and experiences for people of all ages across our sites: The Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in The Rocks and the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill. 

The Facilities & Asset Management team is a key contributor to all accommodation strategies and planning of functional spaces across the Museum. This requires the capacity to be collaborative, nimble and responsive to support both commercial and public facing initiatives of the museum whilst balancing the risk that a repurposed heritage site presents in terms of safety and infrastructure demands.
The purpose of this role is to lead, manage and coordinate the Museum’s provision of building services and lead the overall facilities management program to ensure infrastructure and service delivery is maintained at the optimum level, supporting the Museum’s core functions, particularly in daily operations, exhibition construction and maintenance and capital works programs. 
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To be eligible to apply for this role you must meet these essential requirements

  • Degree in engineering or building discipline with demonstrated competence in the fundamentals of building design, documentation, construction and maintenance.  
  • Working knowledge of asset and facilities management practices and standards necessary to Museums and public / exhibition venues, Building Codes, WH&S regulations and risk management strategies, public sector procurement requirements, accounting and budgeting procedures and engineering and building construction and maintenance procedures. 
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge of and experience with the technical details of building fabric, structure and engineering services within major public and heritage building environments and an understanding of standards and practices within a museum environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, contracting, liaising with and managing consultants and contractors in the delivery of planned, reactive and capital maintenance works, and with networking and developing contacts within the building industry and cultural organisations. 
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills with a capacity to understand architectural and engineering documentation and appropriate computer literacy. 
  • Demonstrated team building skills and experience, and success with leading and managing a harmonious team, including understanding individual’s strengths and weaknesses and coaching them to realise their potential. 
  • Strong knowledge of WHS legislation and principles to ensure a safe working environment. 
Other -The successful applicant is required to undergo, and for new employees meet the cost of a National Police Records Check, and be assessed as suitable. 
Your application must include: 

Cover Letter - No more than two A4 pages. Must include short statements in response to the two targeted questions below (drawn from the Core Competencies required in the Role Description).There are no selection criteria to address 
Resume - No more than three A4 pages. ?Must be up to date with current employment, and clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Must include referee contacts. We will not contact referees without your consent. 
Question 1 - Describe a time when you had to inform, advise, and educate others regarding a strategic procurement framework in a private or government sector setting? What was your approach? 
Question 2
 - Describe a difficult work related problem you faced that required you to come up with a creative solution.? Describe the steps or actions you took and why. 

The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.? If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application. 

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