Join the Australian Museum and work with us to achieve our Mission to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change

About the Role

The Technical Officer Digitising role sits within the Collection Enhancement Project Digitising Unit as part of the Australian Museum Research Institute. This role is offered on a temporary full-time basis for a period of 18 months.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Australian Museum and help make their collections accessible to the world. You will provide technical support to the Museum’s Collection Enhancement Project, working closely with collection staff, barcoding staff and the EMu database and DigiVol teams, to digitise the AM’s collections.

Particular focus will be placed on working with fragile specimens from the Mineralogy and Petrology collections and will require physically demanding tasks. Other tasks will include basic identification and registration of specimens within the Museums database and photography of specimens using specialised photographic equipment.

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About You

You will be required to use your prior experience to increase the impact of scientific and cultural collections of the Australian Museum (AM) by undertaking technical work supporting the digitisation of Australian Museum collections as part of the Collection Enhancement Project.

Your Knowledge & Experience

To be successful in this role you will:

Essential Requirements 

About The Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum is truly a great place to work. We aim to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.

Recent staff survey results confirm that our staff feel valued, accepted and supported and that they believe the AM is an inclusive workplace. AM staff also report a high level of job satisfaction

The AM is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people and acknowledges and pays respect to the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present.

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Besides working together with other like-minded people passionate about the Earth and all it’s wonders, you will have access to:

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