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Australia’s largest public museum organisation is seeking a Curatorial Research Assistant, Palaeontology to undertake targeted research and provide curatorial support in the development of an exhibition for Melbourne Museum.


Museums Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues:  Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

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This position is accountable for researching and communicating scientific knowledge and delivering curatorial input toward the development of natural science exhibition in a timely fashion.

Skills and experience required:

  • Knowledge of vertebrate palaeontology.
  • Experience in undertaking research projects including review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature and synthesis of knowledge.
  • Knowledge and experience in the theory and methods of 3D surface and CT scanning of vertebrate morphology, including post-scan data processing and visualization of 3D models.
  • Experience working in museum collections, and understanding of protocols and conservation needs of these collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sometimes complex scientific knowledge and principles to specific audiences in written and electronic form, in an easily understood manner.
  • Experience in developing articles or other publications, programs and on-line products
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated history of maintaining effective relationships with external alliances
  • A record of completing projects on time and within budget


This is a Part-time, fixed-term position (3 days per week) until 30 June 2021. The salary on offer is $68,884 per annum; paid pro-rata plus 9.5% superannuation.


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