We are seeking a highly organised Collections & Technology Coordinator to join our Museum & Gallery Services Team, based at our labs in Chatswood, Sydney.  Use your hands-on IT experience and collection management skills in a wide variety of heritage and art projects.  Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $62,808 - $78,672 plus 9.5% superannuation.  This part-time position (2-3 days/week) is available for commencement in May 2021, with prospects of moving to a full-time role in due course.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia’s largest private conservation and collections management company.  We conserve and manage a wide range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings.


This role requires a combination of hands-on technical skills and project management of collections and heritage projects.  It may suit applicants with transferable skills from other related professions.

The main responsibilities are to provide technical and administrative support for a wide range of collections management, technology, and conservation projects.  The role has two main focus areas.

The first area is servicing existing collection technology projects (hardware and software), collection management projects, and supporting the establishment of new projects.  The role includes providing on-site installation assistance and ensuring that technical information, user guides and related data are kept accurate, up to date and available when required.

The second area relates to the implementation of heritage conservation projects, including support for conducting collection surveys (documenting and condition reporting), tender and proposal preparation, and basic artwork maintenance.  Ancillary functions such as photo-documentation, research, and administrative support may also be required.

ICS Museum & Gallery Services

ICS provides a cohesive and seamless approach to delivering collections care and management, and technological solutions for our clients.

Typical projects include collection assessments, implementing and using collection management systems, collection cataloguing, storage assessments, collection and conservation management policies, procedures and plans, museum planning, disaster preparedness, housekeeping manuals and training, digitisation, feasibility studies related to the use of new technology, RFID collection tracking, and art and object security.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of collection management and conservation principles and practices, and knowledge of at least one collection management system.
  • At least 1-2 years experience working in the heritage sector or in a relevant role in a related sector
  • Ability to critically assess technology issues, troubleshoot, document and develop solutions
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to foster client relationships and engage in networking to promote future work opportunities
  • Membership of an appropriate professional organisation, or eligibility to apply for membership.
  • Australian citizenship or residency
  • Drivers licence

 What we offer:

In return for your hard work and professionalism, you will be entitled to a range of benefits including:

  • A generous annual professional development allowance
  • Mobile phone for business and personal use
  • Great working environment and people
  • Flexible working arrangements

Salary will be commensurate with experience in the range of AUD$62,808 - $78,672 plus 9.5% superannuation.

Please visit our website to download the position description.

Submit your application using the online application form on the ICS website.

Your application must include a detailed resume, two referee contacts from current or previous employers, and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suited for this job. Please refer to the selection criteria on the final page of the position description.

For further information contact Ruth Thompson by email: r.thompson@icsconservation.com?

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Museum & Gallery Services
Min 1-2 years
$62,808 - $78,672 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata)

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