Who we are looking for? The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Conservation Assistant, PSL3 in the Art Collections section. DPS are responsible for a wide range of services and facilities, working closely with the Department of the Senate, the Department of the House of Representatives and the Parliamentary Budget Office to support the operations of the Parliament and its Committees. The Art Collections within Parliament House are nationally significant collections consisting of more than 6,500 works spanning all genres of Australian art. It was created to be an essential element of the building’s architectural fabric reflecting the unique qualities of Australia. The collections include: • Historic Memorials Collection• Architectural Commissions• Gifts Collection• Rotational Collection of contemporary and Indigenous artworks The Art Collections Section is responsible for the custody, care, development and control of the Parliament House Art Collections. This role undertakes a range of conservation and maintenance activities for the Parliament House Art Collection. A key part of the role is to contribute to the care and cleaning of artworks on display and in storage, environmental monitoring and disaster preparedness activities. This includes cleaning and maintenance of works in the collection that are situated outdoors, as well as safe handling, movement and installation of art, and collection management procedures and practices. The successful candidate will need to have demonstrated experience in similar roles working with art collections. Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements The position requires capacity to undertake physically demanding manual handling skills – a medical examination may be required. Some outdoor work and work at height will be required. The successful applicant must hold, or have the ability to obtain, an Elevated Work Platform license. 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 disability. How to apply Please upload a one page response no more than 500 word limit describing how your skills, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this job, based on the duties, qualities, and selection criteria outlined below. 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 incoporate these documents into your resume or within your applicant response before you submit your application.Closing Date Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEDT, 28 February 2021.Salary Currently, the salary range for this position is $65,682 - $68,638 Duty Statement Classification: PSL 3Employment Type: Non-Ongoing (Specified Term) Position No.: 137500Local Title: Conservation Assistant________________________________________________________________ Section: Art CollectionsImmediate supervisor: Preventive Conservation OfficerSecurity assessment: Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted)________________________________________________________________ Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for Parliamentary Service Level 3 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Undertake a range of conservation and maintenance activities for the Parliament House Art Collection including care and cleaning of artworks on display and in storage, environmental monitoring and disaster preparedness activities. 2. Work with staff and contractors to facilitate a range of conservation and maintenance activities for works in the collection including works sited outdoors. 3. Perform a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance of the art store and ensure appropriate conditions and housings are provided for works in storage. 4. Undertake a range of tasks associated with the installation, removal, handling and movement of works of art in order to deliver timely and efficient services to parliamentarians and to facilitate high quality exhibition and display projects. 5. Ensure that Work Health & Safety standards are upheld and develop safe work method statements to support the operations of the work area where appropriate. Duties representing highest function: Service Delivery Selection Criteria 1. Experience in conservation, cleaning and maintenance for works of art in a wide range of media and an understanding of disaster planning and preparedness. 2. Experience in the safe handling, movement and installation of works of art as well as packing and storage techniques. 3. Experience in the cleaning and maintenance of outdoor sculpture. 4. General understanding of collection management procedures associated with the movement of artworks and ability to operate collection management software with a high level of accuracy in data entry. 5. Ability to promote and apply Workplace Health and Safety practices. 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. Contact Person Name: Denyl CloughleyPhone Number: 02 6277 5259Email: Denyl.Cloughley@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 citizenshipb) criminal history check and security clearancesc) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobsd) health clearance, ande) probation period of 6 months Australian CitizenshipSection 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. RedundancyIf 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. Advice to Applicants 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. In a nutshell – why should we hire you? Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role. If you are unfamiliar with applying for APS jobs, the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet on applying for jobs may be useful: Applying for an APS Job: Cracking the Code Some of DPS’s selection criteria are generic and are based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they would apply these skills to the requirements of the job as described. The Australian Public Service Commission’s ILS Leadership Pathway identifies and describes leadership capabilities at all classification levels
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