The National Museum of Australia (NMA) is entrusted with the care of human remains and Indigenous secret/sacred objects. Because of the sensitivity of the information, the NMA needs to give particular attention to its repatriation records in order to protect the data and manage the collection in a safe and secure way. As the Repatriation Records Officer you will take a key role in caring for the Museum’s repatriation collections. You will be responsible for:
- Developing and maintaining documents and databases related to the NMA’s repatriation holdings;
- Overseeing the migration of repatriation records into the Museum’s EMu database;
- Reconciling and populating newly created records with existing paper and electronic records;
- Assisting with internal and external reporting on the NMA’s repatriation holdings;
- Using electronic records to support repatriation functions including provenance research, community consultations and the locations of items within the storage area;
- Assisting with the receipting, processing and packaging of incoming and outgoing materials associated with the NMA’s repatriation program;
- Ensuring that you have sufficient supervision, instruction and equipment to undertake your work safely.
To be eligible to apply for this vacancy, applicants must:
- be an Australian Citizen;
- undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which includes a police records check.
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Please note: the position involves working with human remains. Work with secret/sacred objects is also possible.
- Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term
- Non-ongoing for 18 months with a possible extension
For more information or to apply visit: APSJobs.