Curator, Indigenous Collections

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a creative and collaborative person to provide curatorial expertise to document Indigenous collections and consult with Indigenous communities, ensuring that the collections are accessible to communities, online audiences and researchers.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/6463
Closing Date: 24-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $63,629 - $70,445
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Curator Indigenous Collections.pdf (PDF, 165KB)

Contact: Elizabeth Bonshek

Position Details

Curator, Indigenous Collections


Museums Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at five distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.

To learn more about Museum Victoria, please visit


The primary responsibility of the Curator, Indigenous Collections to undertake research and documentation of selected Indigenous collections so as to facilitate effective access for communities, the public and for exhibition and research projects. Specific projects will be developed in collaboration with curatorial and collection management colleagues and Indigenous communities.

Notable skills and experiences:

  • Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific cultures and history, especially of material culture.
  • Experience in facilitating access to Indigenous collections, and demonstrated experience in undertaking cultural permissions.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with Indigenous communities, especially with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Pacific communities.

This position is reserved for Indigenous applicants, under the provisions for Special Measures under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. The reason for the special measure is to appoint an applicant with a unique understanding of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Pacific cultures, and to promote employment for Indigenous candidates in order to achieve greater equality of opportunity.


This is a full time, ongoing position. The salary on offer is $63,629 (base of grade) + 9.5% superannuation.


To apply, please send your Covering Letter, Resume, a statement addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria by clicking APPLY NOW 

Applications Close: 24 April 2017

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