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Exhibition Designer

Department of Premier & Cabinet - Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


  • Utilise your interior or industrial design experience in a unique working environment. 
  • Full time, temporary opportunity (up to 12 months) for an experienced Exhibition Designer 
  • Salary Package up to $104,554. Package includes salary ($85,744 – $94,610), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

About us

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. Established in 1879, the museum includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre. The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.

The Powerhouse Program is one of the largest cultural infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in the country. The Program will transform and renew one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions and carry forward its legacy to reflect the changing needs of the contemporary communities of NSW. The Program includes four key projects; the establishment of the Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, the expansion of the Powerhouse collection facilities in Castle Hill, the establishment of the Powerhouse Creative Industries Precinct in Ultimo and the Relocation and Digitisation of over 300,000 objects from the Powerhouse collections. 

The Opportunity

As the Exhibition Designer, you will be responsible for the design, planning and production of exhibitions, displays, major installations, visible collection storage, permanent galleries, and event and experiential design projects. 

Day to day, you will: 

  • Develop design concepts in accordance with project briefs.
  • Prepare and present detailed design and drawing specifications in accordance with relevant codes. 
  • Resolve the design integration of exhibition elements, such as graphics, objects, multimedia, lighting, interactives, to ensure the design is appropriate for the display of objects and addresses different audience needs. 
  • Design graphics, signage and display panels, including design and layout of text and images, to enable the development of creative and effective displays.
  • Oversee contractors engaged in the production and installation of exhibitions and displays.
  • Install and dismantle exhibitions and displays as required.

For more information on this position, view the role description here.

The successful candidate 
To be successful in this role you will have; 

  • A tertiary degree in an applied architectural, interior or industrial design field and/or experience deemed equivalent 
  • Demonstrated experience in exhibition design or related interior architectural design and construction with knowledge of relevant Australian Standards and sections of the Building Code of Australia.
  • Well developed knowledge of exhibition design and all facets of presentation including audience experience, interpretative techniques, display of original collection materials and production mythologies. 
  • High level written, oral communication and organisational skills; project management skills; IT literate including VectorWorks and/or AutoCAD.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Joanne Delzoppo on 02 9217 0239 for any enquiries relating to role.
If you encounter technical issues please contact I Work for NSW Support Team on 1800 562 679 (Mon-Fri) or [email protected]
Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 4th July 2021

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.

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.

Please note that applications from Recruitment Agencies are not currently being accepted for this position. 

Key Application Responses

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter(no longer than 2 A4 pages)
  • PDF of portfolio encompassing a selection of projects (no longer than 10 pages)

For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector and Museum of Applied Arts and Science please click on the links provided.

Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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