Assistant Installation Technician (Lighting, Casual)


Name: Human Resources Manager

Phone: 03 8620 2222


Location: Melbourne VIC

VPS 2.1.4: $38.01 per hour plus 11% superannuation

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 26 February 2024

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking casual Assistant Installation Technicians to provide high level support to the NGV Exhibition and Collection team through the lighting of artworks for exhibitions and collection displays.

Under the supervisor’s guidance, you will be responsible for lighting exhibitions and collection displays and other projects at the NGV sites in accordance with accepted international museum and conservation best practice standards. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting supervisors when collecting and installing artworks at various public sector locations, private residences and offices and packing artworks for transport and long-term storage. 
  • Fabricating and installing a range of display support material for exhibitions, collection displays, programs, and events.
  • Monitoring object condition and report any damage or deterioration to Manager, Exhibition and Collection Operations, conservation, and registration departments. 
  • Ensuring equipment is maintained in a serviceable order and conducting monthly inventories of tool trolleys. Maintaining general housekeeping of the collection and holding stores and Installation workshop

To be successful in this position, you will have previous experience in exhibition lighting, art handling, creative fabrication, technical trades, with an eagerness to acquire new knowledge, skills, and techniques.

Possession of high-risk work qualifications (forklift, boom, rigging, EWP), driver’s license and truck license would be an advantage. Applicants with awareness of electrical safety standards and experience with museum, theatre, or exhibition lighting techniques; mount making, silver solder and/or welding experience; or experience in CCV or signage installation experience will be well regarded.

Please note the lifting and movement of heavy objects is an inherent requirement of the position and therefore the preferred candidates will be required to be physically fit. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a fitness assessment prior to commencing work at the NGV.

Please ensure to include reference number 891 in the subject line of your application.

For full application details and a copy of the role statement, please refer to our website Applications close at 5pm on 26 February 2024.

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