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Join us at the Australian Museum and work with us to achieve our Mission to ignite wonder, inspire debate, and drive change

About the Role

The EMu Database Project Support Coordinator is a crucial role that sits within the ICT Collection Systems team. This role will be critical in delivering system enhancements to support the Australian Museum’s (AM) Collection Enhancements Project and Collections Online project, as well as contributing to continuous improvement projects in other areas. This temporary role is offered as a full-time project-based role, till 30 June 2024.

Use your prior project management experience to enhance the Australian Museum’s (AM) digital collection management system, EMu, and the integrations with internal and external digital asset management, preservation, and discovery systems, including Fotoware and the Atlas of Living Australia.

About You

We are seeking someone with highly developed problem-solving and analytical skills and proven experience in delivering user-centered solutions in a Museum or natural history context.

To be successful in the role, you will be able to demonstrate;

Proven ability to prepare technical specifications and user documentation.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Advanced skills, experience, and expertise in database manipulation and management
  • Delivery of projects/services using agile frameworks.
  • Managing large datasets preferably of a taxonomic and/or ecological nature.
  • Possession of expert knowledge and extensive experience in developing, maintaining, and modifying multi-disciplinary museum collection management databases for collection management, including audit and valuation, exhibition and conservation-related processes, and online products.
  • Managing vendors and their associated performance delivering professionalmanaged services.

Essential requirements

  • Tertiary degree or equivalent experience in information technology or relevant discipline.

About The Australian Museum      

The Australian Museum is truly a great place to work. We aim to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth, and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment, and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions, and education programs.

Recent staff survey results confirm that our staff feel valued, accepted, and supported and that they believe the AM is an inclusive workplace. AM staff also report a high level of job satisfaction

The AM is located in the homelands of the Gadigal people and acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky, and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present.

Check out our current exhibitions and events here.


Besides working together with other like-minded people passionate about the Earth and all its wonders, you will have access to:

  • Dedicated Wellbeing programs
  • Career development and opportunities across the NSW Public Service.

How to apply

For more details, Frequently Asked Questions, and how to apply for the role go to I Work for NSW. When you apply you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions in support of your application.

The successful applicant will be subject to national criminal records check and will need to show proof of at least two COVID-19 vaccination doses.

Inclusive and welcoming culture   

The Australian Museum is a NSW Public Service organisation that aims to attract and retain the right people for the right jobs. The AM is a diverse and inclusive workplace  where genuine participation and contribution is enabled, and  everyone, regardless of their background, identity or circumstances is valued, accepted and supported to thrive at work., This means that we are embedding diversity and inclusion in everything we do on a daily basis, whether it be our recruitment processes, workplace culture, career development programs, customer service or policies and procedures. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment process to better enable you to shine, please reach out to the contact person or note this in your application.

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.