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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

Under general direction, the Collection Services Officer is involved in the conservation, preservation, storage, movement, packing, display and documentation of the National Collection.  The position will work across the Collection Services section between conservation and registration teams. The role involves: assisting with preservation programs across the textiles, paper, paintings, objects, photographs, film and sound labs; assisting with the preventive conservation program; physical movement of objects and artworks; assisting with the loans program; coordinating collection movement jobs; performing gallery changeovers and providing showcase and collection access; and contributing to the development and implementation of related policies and procedures.

Note:  A good level of physical fitness is required for the packing, retrieval and storage of items and exhibition installation work.   A driver’s licence is essential.


1.    Under general direction undertake a range of collection management tasks across the Collection Services Section including:

  • Contribute to the re-housing, survey, and basic conservation treatment of collection objects.
  • Undertake and assist with display preparation of conserved items for exhibitions and loans.
  • Carry out packing, relocation and storage of collection items.
  • Undertake less complex preventive conservation tasks.
  • Participate or lead the physical management of collection material for conservation, photography, access, accessioning, loan and exhibition.
  • Document collection management activities on the Memorial’s collection management system.
  • Administrative tasks relating to the preservation, storage and movement of objects.

2.    Lead or assist with the installation of artworks and objects for exhibitions, displays, loans and gallery changeovers.

3.    Liaise with internal and external stakeholders in relation to collection management activities.

4.    Ensure that Workplace Diversity and Work Health and Safety guidelines and practices have been implemented and are observed.

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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.