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Inventory Officer Museums of History NSW

  • 9 Nov 2023 2:36 PM
    Message # 13277347

    Inventory Officer

    As our Inventory Officer your role will work closely with the Merchandise Coordinator, assisting with sourcing and managing the inventory across multiple museum shops and our online offer. The role supports MHNSW to meet business demands and undertakes critical functions in order to help generate revenue and meet audience expectations.

    What the opportunity is:

    • Employment with Museums of History NSW.
    • Clerk Grade 1/2. Remuneration package includes salary ($70,694 - $76,857 full-time equivalent), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
    • Part-time (28 hours per week) temporary employment for a period up to 12 months.
    • As this is a new role, a review will be conducted at 6 months on the overall financial metrics of the Retail function. This review is based on the role not individual performance.
    • The role will work across Sydney.

    What we do

    MHNSW brings together the museums, historic houses and associated collections previously in the care of Sydney Living Museums with the vast collection of more than 13 million items held by the former NSW State Archives. This includes one of the world’s most complete and important collections documenting colonisation.

    What you’ll do with us

    • This role will provide coordination and planning of Museums of History NSW’s retail merchandise and publications to increase self-generated revenue.
    • For more information on the role you are welcome to contact Lee Tougher, Merchandise Coordinator, on 0420 248 438.
    • The role description including the capabilities required for this role is attached.

    What you need to do to apply

    To apply you will need to submit the following:

    • A one to two-page cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the essential requirements for this role,
    • A current resume listing two referees, and
    • Respond to the 2 targeted questions (no more than 300 words per answer). Your responses to the targeted questions should be submitted online during your application and not included in the covering letter

    What you need to tell us - Targeted questions:

    • Briefly outline your experience in retail, specifically with regard to merchandise inventory. What would you describe as your biggest challenge in any of your roles to date, and how did you deal with them?
    • Give an example of where you have used your retail or other employment experience to improve upon systems and procedures.

    Essential requirements of the role

    • Experience in customer service, administration, and records management in a retail environment.
    • Experience working with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.
    • Experience working with point of sale systems.
    • Experience working with eCommerce systems, product listings and fulfilment.
    • Ability to manage lifting, carrying, kneeling, and moving around heritage sites (both internal and external environments).
    • Current NSW Drivers’ Licence.
    • Willingness to work across and ability to travel to multiple work locations.

    Also note:

    • For additional resources to help prepare your application and understanding of the process please refer to Applying for a job.
    • To be eligible for an ongoing role in the NSW Public Sector you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For temporary and casual roles, you need to hold a valid visa giving you permission to work in Australia as required by the role. All successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal record check with NSW Police.
    • A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.
    • Submit your application before the closing date: 11.59pm Thursday 23 November 2023

    Diversity and Flexible Working

    We are expert keepers and tellers of history, and its many stories, peoples, and cultures. We want to create a team and workplace that reflects this diversity as well as the diversity in the communities we serve. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better, more inclusive results and connects our people to our communities, to our history, and to each other.

    Our vision is to support and empower First Nations people, communities and culture, and across the sites that we care for, we are committed to shifting perspectives, truth telling and delivering honest reflections on history.

    We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

    Our team can provide alternative formats to apply, make adjustments to the recruitment process and offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks.

    If you are a person who requires adjustment and would like to request assistance, please contact Liz Akerboom on 02 8239 2355 or via

    For more information, please visit:

    Information on some of the different types of disabilities

    Information on adjustments available for the recruitment process

    Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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