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The Memorial’s Research Centre holds the written records of war, both published and unpublished. It manages and provides access to these collections, digitises archival collections, and delivers reference and information services about Australian military history, the Memorial, and its collections.

The Assistant Curator, Official Records works within the Research Centre’s Official Records team to care for the Official Records collection in both physical and digital form. The Assistant Curator, Official Records also contributes to communicating the collection to wider audiences via the Memorial’s website, exhibitions and public programs in support of the Memorial’s aim of helping Australians understand our wartime experience.

Core Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Curator and in support of Official Records team outcomes:

  • Apply best archival practice, professional knowledge and industry standards to appraise, accession, document, house, arrange and describe collection
  • Apply appropriate legislative requirements, particularly the Archives Act 1983, regarding access to the collection and to conduct s.40 access examinations
  • Document the collection in National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial’s collection management systems
  • Conduct and arrange conservation treatments to appropriate standards
  • Provide timely advice to internal and external stakeholders, including by answering queries, liaising with donors and/or government agencies regarding acquisitions, and keeping and monitoring statistics for productive analysis
  • Communicate the collection to the wider community by undertaking research and contributing to the Memorial’s gallery development, public programs, website, and social media
  • Perform safe manual handling techniques and move a variety of collection material, including but not limited to files and boxes.
  • Provide support as necessary for other priorities and projects as identified in the Memorial’s Corporate Plan, including the Memorial’s Reference Service.
  • Observe APS values and apply the principles of workplace diversity, participative work practices and occupation health and safety.

Successful Applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 2 security clearance.

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

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If you experience any problems with the application system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6243 4234 or email [email protected]