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About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is located on the traditional homelands of the Gadigal people. The Australian Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.

The AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.

The AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

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The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

About the Role

Working within the World Cultures, Archives and Library Branch, the Archivist manages the Museum’s archives program, including administrative archives, collected archives, analogue photography collections, and heritage objects. The position works on the transfer, appraisal, documentation, storage and preservation of the Museum’s permanent archives, both institutional and collected, in all formats. The position ensures that archives are identified, described and cared for, and that the archives are as accessible and useful as possible to the widest possible audience. The position provides access to the Archives’ holdings online and on site, and researches and promotes the archival collections and the history of the Australian Museum. The Archivist understands technology, social media and new and emerging technological solutions to preserving, communicating and releasing the value of heritage archival collections.

Essential Requirements 

Knowledge & Experience 

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