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Senior Repatriation Officer, Female (Identified) – QM

Vacancy Details
Closing Date
19/06/2024 12:00 am
Queensland Museum
$97522 - $105818
Employment status
Flexible full-time. 4-year contract
Brisbane Inner City, Townsville region
Contact name
Dany Williams, 07 3153 7867
Contact email

The Queensland Museum’s First Nations team is seeking a caring and compassionate Senior Repatriation Officer, Female to join the team and provide specialist expertise around the respectful repatriation of female Ancestral Remains, Secret Sacred Objects, and cultural materials.

It is a genuine occupational requirement for this position to be filled by an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person, as permitted by andarguable under, Sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

The Queensland Museum is the custodian of the state’s First Nations Ancestral Remains, Secret Sacred Objects, and cultural materials, which are cared for by the Museum at the request of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Queensland Museum has been actively repatriating Ancestral Remains and cultural material to First Nations communities across Australia since the 1990s. We are looking to expand our repatriation team to meet increasing demands.

Working alongside the Senior Manager, Repatriation, you will ensure the Museum’s repatriation initiatives and returns are sensitively, ethically, and culturally appropriate. The successful candidate will play a critical role in building and maintaining relationships with First Nations communities, museums, and government agencies to facilitate repatriation safely and to ensure the ongoing high standards of the care and housing of the Ancestral Remains, Secret Sacred and other cultural materials held in care in the Museum’s Keeping Place.

Repatriation plays a significant role in healing our communities and undoing past wrongs. If you are passionate about seeing the Ancestors and cultural material returned home and working with First Nations communities to facilitate this in a culturally safe and respectful way, we encourage you to apply for this meaningful opportunity.

The Queensland Museum acknowledges the First Peoples – the Traditional Custodians of the lands, waters and sky where we live and work. We honour their unbroken connection to Country, culture, and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future. We recognise our shared history and commit to embedding First Nations voices in Queensland’s continuing story.

To perform this role it is essential that the person is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

  • Applications will remain current for a period of up to 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies (identical or similar).
  • Appointments are subject to criminal history checks in accordance with section 52 of the Public Sector Act 2022.
  • Prior to appointment, current and previous public sector employees are required to disclose any history of serious disciplinary action in accordance with section 71 of the Public Sector Act 2022.
  • All employees are required to disclose any interest/s that conflict, may conflict or may be perceived to conflict with the discharge of their duties in accordance with section 182 of the Public Sector Act 2022.