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Assistant Curator, Official Records – AWM

Vacancy Details
Closing Date
27/05/2024 12:00 am
Australian War Memorial
$71,560 - $87,572
Employment status
Mitchell ACT
Contact name
Margaret Farmer, (02) 6243 4466
Contact email

The Memorial’s Research Centre manages the Memorial’s library and archive of the written records of war, both published and unpublished, providing access and delivering reference services about Australian military history, the Memorial, and its collections. Integral to the fulfilment of the Memorial’s purpose, the Research Centre’s Official Records collection is a key primary resource for historical studies. Primarily an archive of official records created by the Australian armed forces and related agencies during wartime and peacekeeping operations, the collection includes operational and planning records, the papers of the official historians and corporate records created by the Memorial itself.

Under general direction, the Assistant Curator, Official Records works within the Official Records team to appraise, accession, document, house, arrange and describe, and access examine the Official Records collection, in physical and digital form. The Assistant Curator, Official Records also contributes to communicating the collection to wider audiences via the Memorial’s website, exhibitions and public programs in support of the Memorial’s aim of helping Australians understand our wartime experience, including by contributing to the Memorial’s current major development project.

This position entails working with potentially distressing and culturally sensitive material.

An ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at Negative Vetting 2 is essential