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About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet.  The AM 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’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures and science accessible and relevant to everyone. For more information, visit the website.

Conservation – About us

The Collection Care and Conservation team is responsible for the ongoing care and conservation management of the collection according to standards appropriate to Australian conditions and in accordance with legislative obligations in line with accepted National Standards. The department is responsible for ensuring the ongoing collection care, conservation, maintenance, storage and protection of the collection. This is done through – preventive conservation, conservation treatment, storing collections, display and use, research and outreach. Collection Care and Conservation develops policy outlining the high-level principles and guidelines to facilitate the Museum caring for Collections into the future.

About the role

To ensure optimal long-term collection care and conservation for the Australian Museum Collections. Apply best practice to undertake conservation assessments and treatments of collection material and prepare full documentation. Implement improvement of collection storage systems, carry out the preparation of collection material for loans and exhibitions, and maintain aspects of the Museum’s preventive conservation programs with minimum supervision. To work with other museums, stakeholders and the public on the care of cultural and scientific heritage.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

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