Who we are looking for?
The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for PSL6 Program Manager vacancy within the Art Collection & Exhibitions section, Parliamentary Experience branch.
Australian Parliament House (APH) is the meeting place of our nation and is one of our nation's most important buildings.
The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) supports the functions of the Australian Parliament and the work of parliamentarians through the provision of professional services, advice and facilities.
The Program Manager plays a key role in facilitating and promoting access to the Parliament House Art Collection (PHAC) for parliamentarians and the broader public, managing a range of projects and programs.
commissioned art, craft and photography; significant constitutional documents and contemporary Australian art and craft.
The successful candidate will work within Art Collection and Exhibitions managing the temporary exhibition and the artwork selection program, setting priorities and managing complex workflows whilst ensuring best practice museum display standards for the entire collection.
The role requires a highly motivated, creative and professional individual with extensive experience working in a museum and / or gallery environment.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a small team.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of collection management systems and a broad knowledge of Australian contemporary art are important requirements of the position.
This position is an ongoing full time position, with a 6 month probationary period.
Eligibility and / or Job Specific Requirements
Tertiary qualifications in Visual Arts, Art History, Cultural Heritage Management, or a similar field; and / or relevant extensive work experience in a gallery, museum or similar organisation are required.
Experience in the use of Vernon Systems Collection Management software is desirable.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected / Restricted) security clearance.
DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.
How to apply
Please upload your response to the selection criteria, noting that each criteria has a word limit of 350 words.
Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.
If proof of qualifications, licences or certificates are required as part of the application process, please incorporate these documents into your resume or within your applicant response before you submit your application.
Applications must be submitted by 11 : 30pm AEST, Thursday 19 July 2018.
Currently, the salary range for this position is $82,421 - $92,635
Classification : Parliamentary Service Level 6
Employment Type : Ongoing
Position No. : 130749
Local Title : PSL6 Program Manager
Branch : Parliamentary Experience
Section : Art Collection & Exhibitions
Immediate supervisor : Director, Art Collection and Exhibitions
Security assessment : Baseline Vetting (Protected / Restricted)
Working under limited direction to undertake tasks that are complex in nature and exercise initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and the application of practices and procedures.
Work will involve management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and the managing of workflows. Duites may include, but are not limited to the following :
Duties representing highest function : Program and Project Management
and / or relevant extensive work experience in a gallery, museum or similar organisation are required. Experience in the use of Vernon Systems Collection Management software is desirable.
Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.
Phone Number : 6277 5329
Email : samantha.pollock aph.gov.au
Working at Department of Parliamentary Services
DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment.
Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here).
If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application.
Conditions of Employment
The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service.
Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including :
a) Australian citizenship
b) criminal history check and security clearances
c) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobs
d) health clearance, and
e) probation period of 6 months
Section 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens.
If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time.
Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement.
If you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired.
If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200.