The City of Launceston, an award winning Employer of Choice, is currently seeking to fill the position of Collection Officer – Natural Sciences (POS0865).
This position is based in a city rich with built heritage, natural beauty and voted Australia’s most ‘family friendly’ city because of an easy lifestyle with the benefits of being a large regional centre.
In this permanent part-time position (54 hrs per fortnight) working for Australia’s largest regional museum, you will be responsible for:
- Maintaining and caring for the natural sciences collections of the Queen Victoria Museum
- Facilitating access for customers to Natural Science’s physical objects and electronic data
- Contributing to the delivery of community engagement programs; educational activities, public and research queries, exhibition development and volunteer resources
You will have a relevant tertiary qualification, sound knowledge and understanding of museum collection procedures and specimen preparation techniques, and the ability to safely handle museum objects. You will have strong attention to detail, excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and customer service skills, and be competent using numerous computer applications.
To be effective in the position, you will also need demonstrated ability to coordinate and oversee visitors and volunteers, to work collaboratively, and ideally the ability to conduct research. A drivers’ licence is required, and from 1 April 2015, current registration in Tasmania to work with children will also become essential.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit www.launceston.tas.gov.au.
Applications close on Friday 6 March 2015 at 5.00pm.
Contact: Jenni Greene on 03 6323 3110 or via email.