First listed on: 27 December 2017

Public Programs Manager 

  • Responsible for driving the delivery of world-class programs and festival events in line with MAAS disciplines across all sites. 
  • Ongoing, Full-Time employment under envirable flexible working conditions in a creative environment.  
  • $128,750. Package includes salary ($105,409 - $116,157) 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 at Ultimo; Sydney Observatory at The Rocks; and the Museums Discovery Centre at Castle Hill. 

The NSW Government is working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) to build a truly iconic museum in Western Sydney. Planning will examine the possibility of  an arts and cultural space in Ultimo that considers keeping some MAAS presence at the current Powerhouse Museum site. 

The Public Programs Manager provides key leadership across MAAS’s internal developed public programming, co-production, festival and partnerships programming. You are responsible for determining and evaluating the conceptual, strategic framework and context for the development and delivery of these programs, spanning all venues, and delivering across digital and physical means. 

You will collaborate with the Head of Programs, and Manager, Education and Digital Learning, to propose, develop, implement and review the annual Programs Team Business Plan consistent with the Museum’s Strategic Plan.? You will also collaborate with relevant Museum departments to develop and implement marketing, promotional and publicity strategies and contribute to exhibition and interpretation planning, including long term site development.? This involves you collaborating and coordinating with Curatorial, Collections & Exhibitions staff to ensure that effective programs are facilitated and that public access outcomes are achieved, ensuring the provision of a high standard of internal and external customer service. 

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To be eligible to apply for this role you must meet these requirements:  


Significant experience in large scale program partnerships and event production. 

Other - The successful applicant is required to undergo, and for new employees meet the cost of a National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check, and be assessed as suitable. 

As part of GSE Act compliance, 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. You must include 3 referee contacts (name, role, phone number and email address), clearly identifying a junior, peer and manager. We will not contact referees without your consent. 

Question 1 - Describe your experience in working collaboratively to initiate, establish and deliver a significant partner program. How were internal and external stakeholders and collaborators engaged to deliver results? 

Question 2 - Provide an example of how you have worked with a multi-disciplinary team to build a shared sense of direction, priorities and goals and inspire others to achieve them? 

Your?cover letter?and?resume?will need to be submitted as PDF attachments on your candidate file application on I Work for NSW. 

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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