Senior Curator, First Peoples Archaeology Collection (Full time, Fixed-term)

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Senior Curator, First Peoples Archaeology Collection provide curatorial expertise to lead the development and presentation of cultural heritage material from the First Peoples Archaeological Collection. This position will also provide internal and external advice related to First Peoples archaeological material, particularly in the state of Victoria. This position is responsible for curatorial research, overseeing the development of the First Peoples Archaeological Collection. The position will undertake extensive community collaboration in order to document the collections and make them accessible.
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Department: Museums Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/MV9427
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $96,942 - $107,117
Job Duration: Until 28th June 2019
Attachments: Senior Curator, First Peoples Archaeology Collection - Role Statement.pdf (PDF, 124KB)


Contact: (03) 8341 7380
Shannon Faulkhead

Position Details

 

Senior Curator, First Peoples Archaeology Collection (Full-time, Fixed-term)

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Senior Curator, First Peoples Archaeology Collection provide curatorial expertise to lead the development and presentation of cultural heritage material from the First Peoples Archaeological Collection.   This position will also provide internal and external advice related to First Peoples archaeological material, particularly in the state of Victoria.

ABOUT MUSEUMS VICTORIA:

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 http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/

ABOUT THE POSITION:

This position is responsible for curatorial research, overseeing the development of the First Peoples Archaeological Collection. The position will undertake extensive community collaboration in order to document the collections and make them accessible.

Notable skills and experiences:

  1. Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and history, especially related to the study of material culture.
  2. Relevant tertiary qualifications related to the study of archaeology and cultural heritage material in the Australian context, and/or comparable and demonstrable work experience.
  3. A demonstrated ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
  4. Demonstrated experience in developing high quality exhibitions, public programs and publications.
  5. Experience in the use of collection management databases and systems to manage information relating to collections
  6. A demonstrated understanding of cultural and legal issues relating to facilitating access to Indigenous collections, and demonstrated experience working with collection material.
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a networked organisation, and the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholder groups and professional networks.

 Please see position description (Role Statement) for full the Key Selection Criteria required by the successful applicant. Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a full-time, fixed-term position to 28th of June 2019. The salary on offer is $96,942 per annum; paid pro rata (Base of grade) plus 9.5% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY?

To view the position description, please visit our employment website: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/careers/ and select ‘Current Vacancies'

For more information about this position, please contact Shannon Faulkhead on (03) 8341 7380.

To apply, please select 'APPLY NOW' below. Please attach the three following documents with your application:

  • Your Cover letter
  • Your CV
  • Your written responses to the Key Selection Criteria as described in the Role Statement


Applications Close: Tuesday, 22 January 2019


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