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Senior Project Officer, Repatriation & Community Support

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Work Type:    Fixed term - full time
Job Function:   
Classification:    VPSG4
Work Location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/MV/9188
Closing Date:    01-Feb-2013
Salary Range:    $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration:    Fixed term for 12 months
File Attachment:    MV9188 Senior Project Officer Repatriation and Community Support 19 October 2012.pdf (PDF, 192KB)
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Position Details
  • Based at the Iconic Melbourne Museum

  • Full time; Fixed term for 12 months

  • $66,235 + 9% Superannuation


Museum Victoria is seeking a Senior Project Officer to provide specialist expertise and provide a link between Aboriginal communities, the Humanities Department and the Repatriation Team to ensure effective delivery of the Return of Indigenous Cultural Property program.



Museum Victoria cares for the State scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at four distinct venues:  Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, IMAX Cinema and world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building. For more information about Museum Victoria, please visit



The position is accountable for the delivery of a strategically focussed program for the return of ancestral remains and secret/sacred material at Museum Victoria..


Notable skill sets required for this position include:


  • Must have Sound knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society, particularly in south-eastern Australia, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • Experience in cultural heritage management and demonstrated skills in liaison and administrative or collection management systems and procedures.

  • Knowledge in at least one of the following fields: history, anthropology, archaeology, material culture studies, Aboriginal studies, cultural heritage studies, museum studies or other related studies

  • Good communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

  • A current divers licence



For more information about this position, please contact Lindy Allen on (03) 8341 7362.


To apply, please send your Resume and Covering Letter by selecting APPLY NOW below


Applications Close: Friday, 1 February 2013


Please Note: This position has been identified as a "Special Measure" under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and is identified as a position only available to people who identify themselves as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


The salary on offer is $66,235 + 9% Superannuation. Please ignore the salary range stipulated above.

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