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The Memorial’s Research Centre holds the written records of war, both published and unpublished. They manage and provide access to these collections, digitise archival collections and deliver reference and information services about Australian military history, the Memorial and its collections. The Memorial’s Published and Digitised Collections team manages the Memorial’s library, ephemera and digital collections. This position manages two curatorial areas that digitise, collect, interpret, preserve and manage historical material to make it accessible.

The Senior Curator, Published and Digitised Collections leads the development of the Published and Digitised collections; strategic planning and applying standard project methodologies and controls in establishing, reporting on and monitoring designated projects, developing relevant policies and production of exhibition and web content.  The position oversees several collection management systems and all other team activities including responding to enquiries, acquisitions, liaising with external service providers and the day-to-day work of a busy and productive team.

Core Responsibilities

Lead the Research Centre’s Published and Digitised team providing expert advice and assistance to team members, delivering and planning for current and future trends in museum practice and ensuring maximum curatorial efficiency and appropriate consultation across the Memorial.

Provide leadership for and contribute to the delivery of Research Centre business with particular reference to strategic collection, digitisation and documentation activities.  This will include overseeing curatorial projects, research, exhibitions, the development of web content, and public programs contributions.

Employ a consistent and clear project management framework, conduct reviews and provide feedback on documentation, scope, plan and development.

Support and provide information for the management of cross-team and cross-project dependencies

Exercise required financial and administrative delegations.

Actively establish and promote cooperative working relationships

Support Head RC as required by coordinating and managing the input business and budget planning, as well as regular HR and budget reporting processes.

Abide by and further the principles and practices of Work Health & Safety as outlined in the WHS Act, taking reasonable care for their own health and safety and ensuring that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons.

Essential Criteria:

Demonstrated ability to develop and lead a team

Demonstrated ability to manage staff and programs, and to work productively and harmoniously in a team environment, both on individual projects and in collaboration with others; while ensuring maximum efficiency and appropriate consultation across the Memorial.

High level communication and interpersonal skills, proven written skills, stakeholder and client liaison, the ability to deliver presentations, and professionally represent the Memorial.

Highly developed information and digital literacy skills to conduct complex research, mentor staff and lead collection management.

Demonstrated ability to deliver business outcomes including the ability to cultivate productive working relationships, ability to achieve results and to use initiative and sound personal judgement as appropriate to this level and in accordance with current APS workplace strategies.

Physical ability to perform safe manual handling techniques and move a variety of items as required;

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