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Under general direction, the Registration Officer is involved in the storage, movement, packing, physical installation, documentation, and stocktake of the National Collection.  The work involves the identification and physical movement of objects and artworks including the Memorial’s Large Technology Object collection; recording collection movements and amending data on the Memorial’s Collection Management System (MICA); coordinating weekly collection transport jobs; performing gallery changeovers and providing showcase and collection access; documenting new donations, and contributing to the development and implementation of related policies and procedures.

The key duties of the position include:

Core Responsibilities

Under general direction undertake a range of tasks related to the National Collection including:

  • Prepare collection items for storage or despatch and physically locate material in storage
  • Maintain the location module of the Memorial’s computerised Collection Management System (MICA)
  • Assist with (APS 2) or lead (APS 3) the packing, rehousing, relocation and storage of collection items
  • Assist with (APS 2) or lead (APS 3) the physical management of collection material for conservation, photography, access, accessioning, loan and exhibition
  • Assist with (APS 2) or lead (APS 3) collection stocktakes
  • Administrative tasks relating to the storage and movement of objects
  • Assist with (APS 2) or lead (APS 3) the installation of artworks and objects for exhibitions, displays, loans and gallery changeovers
  • Manual handling and movement of a wide range of museum collection objects and artworks
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders in relation to collection management activities
  • Assist with National Collection Donations program including accessioning incoming material, attending donor visits and working with curatorial areas to facilitate the selection of incoming donations.
  • Ensure that Workplace Diversity and Work Health and Safety guidelines and practices have been implemented and are observed


Progression through the Broadband barrier will be based on the following:

  1. Leading one or more art installation activities;
  2. Leading one or more object installation activities;
  3. Leading one or more National Collection stocktakes;
  4. Participation in three or more LTO moves or installations;
  5. 12 months experience in the warehouse environment;
  6. Possession of a forklift licence;
  7. Completion of all induction sessions: Hazards; Preventive Conservation; Workshop safety.

Note:  A good level of physical fitness is required for the packing, retrieval, and storage of items and exhibition installation work.   A driver’s licence is essential and a forklift licence is highly desirable.

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