Collection Manager, Geosciences

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Museum Professional to manage one of the largest Geoscience collections in Australasia.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV/9391
Closing Date: 12-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $65,713 - $72,753
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Collection Manager Geosciences.pdf (PDF, 133KB)

Contact: Dermot Henry
03 9270 5048

Position Details

Collection Manager, Geosciences

  • Rare opportunity to develop and enhance one of Australia's largest Geoscience collections
  • Position based at award-winning Melbourne Museum
  • Close to public transport


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 Museums Victoria, please visit


The purpose of the position is to manage the Geosciences Collections (minerals, gemstones, rocks, ores, meteorites and impactites) and associated collection information in order to enable their use in Museum research and public programs and by external stakeholders.

Notable skills and experiences:

  • Expert knowledge and experience in the identification of and classification of geological specimens, in particular mineral specimens.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in managing a Museum Collection, and knowledge of national and international principles, practises, standards and ethics around management of such a collection.
  • Knowledge and experience in the collection, preparation and preservation/conservation and identification of minerals and rocks under field and laboratory conditions. Experience in applying analytical techniques such as X-ray diffraction, XRF, Electron Microprobe analysis and scanning electron microscopy is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, the use of a range of computer applications for collection management purposes, including databases and location control techniques such as EMu and MVWISE.
  • Experience in developing and implementing collection management policy and procedures.
  • Experience in devising and managing projects and in training staff and/or volunteers.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to provide written and verbal advice to key stakeholders within and beyond the Museum.

The successful applicant will have an appropriate tertiary qualification in Geology or experience deemed equivalent.


This is a full time and ongoing position. The salary on offer is $65,713 (base of grade) + 9.5% superannuation.


To view the position description, visit; for more information about this position, please contact Dermot Henry (Deputy Director, Sciences) 03 9270 5048.

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

Applications Close: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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