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The Australian War Memorial

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.

Position Description

Under general supervision, the Recruitment and HR Admin Officer plays a key role in supporting the Memorial’s recruitment processes and general HR functions.  The role reports directly to the Recruitment Manager and works collaboratively with Memorial staff and business areas to guide and promote best practice recruitment outcomes.  The role requires a high level of customer service, dealing with the public and internal staff enquiries via email and phone. The role also provides general administrative support to the HR Team.


  • Provide assistance and advice to internal and external clients in relation to the Memorial’s recruitment processes and procedures.
  • Manage the daily workflow relating to multiple recruitment in-boxes, responding to applicant queries and formatting and forwarding information for Selection Panel consideration.
  • Provide processing and data entry for the Memorial’s recruitment process, including advertising roles to multiple platforms, checking the validity of applications, packaging and distributing applications, booking scribes, producing contracts and work orders and sending notifications to all applicants.
  • Manage the day to day financial operations of the HR Team, such as raising purchase orders, goods receipting invoices, tracking payments and budgets, credit card reconciliation  and entering general data into the financial system.
  • Manage the administrative aspects of the Memorial’s volunteer, internship, trainee and work experience programs and other programs as they arise.
  • General administration duties such as photocopying/scanning, filing mail, stationery orders.
  • Act as Selection Panel HR Rep on panels of the appropriate level.
  • Support to other HR projects and areas as required.

For more information or to apply visit the AWM website.