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Collection Mgr, Aust Aboriginal Collection – MV

Closing date:   May 16, 2017
Institution:   Museums Victoria
Salary:   $63,629 + 9.5% superannuation
Employment status:   Full-time
Location :   The position is based at Melbourne Museum and you may also be required to work at the Moreland Collection Store
Contact name:   Melanie Raberts
Contact email:   mraberts@museum.vic.gov.au

This position is reserved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, under the provisions for Special Measures under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. The reason for the special measure is to appoint an applicant with a unique understanding of Aboriginal culture, and to promote employment for Indigenous candidates in order to achieve greater equality of opportunity.

Australia’s largest public museum organisation is seeking a motivated and experienced Collection Manager to undertake the daily management, documentation and facilitate access to the Australian Aboriginal Collection. This position operates within established policies and procedures, cultural protocols and strategies for the management of Museums Victoria’s Collection.

Museums Victoria cares for the State cultural and scientific collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museums Victoria, please visit http://museumvictoria.com.au./about/

This position is responsible for the daily management of the Australian Aboriginal Collection, including registration, inventory control, access, storage, administration and maintenance of information systems.

Notable skills and experience:

  • Extensive demonstrated experience in museum collection management practices, including the maintenance and use of databases; associated computer systems; and the application of procedures related to these electronic systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the legal and cultural issues relating to the management, access and use of Australian Aboriginal Collections and documentation, and the application of related procedures.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in safe object handling, storage and transport, incorporating OHS standards and risk management methods.
  • The successful applicant will have experience working in a multi-disciplinary team including collection managers, curators, conservators and other museum specialists.

To view the position description, visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/employment/

To apply, please send your Covering Letter, Resume and a Statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria by visiting http://museum.victoria.com.au/employment/

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