Collections Management and Conservation Officer


The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $98,435 pa + super (up to 12%) + leave loading(increasing to $101,880 pa effective 1 July 2024) Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) – Level 6 of EBA5
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Location: Brendale….with travel to venues as required.

About our opportunity

We are on the search for an experienced collections manager to fill this brand-new role within our Cultural Services Department.

Reporting directly to the Heritage and Museums Coordinator and partnering closely with the Gallery team…you will provide specialist collections and conservation advice to ensure effective maintenance of art and heritage collection items, which will include conservation, preservation and restoration of our current collection.

In addition, you will manage and lead the operations of our storage facility including planned and reactive maintenance schedules, security and HVAC systems and forward planning for improvements. You will play a key role in ensuring the Galleries and Museums teams are supported to deliver their high quality exhibitions programs. As projects arise, you will supervise small project teams to deliver the required collection outcomes.

This is a great opportunity to make a positive difference in preserving artworks and heritage items for the City of Moreton Bay.

About you

We are looking for an experienced cultural collections manager, passionate and knowledgeable in the restoration, preservation and conservation of museum and gallery objects/artworks!

You will bring your expertise in the management of cultural facilities, coupled with your excellent communication and time management skills, to support concurrent exhibition and program schedules across our three galleries and three museums.

Council embraces the different skills and varied views and experiences of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities and strongly encourage First Nations candidates to apply.

Position Description

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Why join the City of Moreton Bay Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2,000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of nearing 500,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference – bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most – as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.

How to Apply

Click on the ‘Apply’ button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

To obtain further details please contact our Careers team at [email protected].

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