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Collection Manager, Exhibition Collection Management

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Work Type:    Fixed term - full time
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Work Location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/MV/6662
Closing Date:    15-Jul-2013
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Job Duration:    Fixed term from 26/08/13 until 13/10/14
File Attachment:    MV6662 Collection Manager, ECM 03.07.13.pdf (PDF, 188KB)
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Position Details
  • Rare opportunity to manage multi-disciplinary collection items in exhibitions
  • Based at the award winning Melbourne Museum
  • Help Museum Victoria manage a collection comprising of 17 million items

Museum Victoria is seeking an experienced Collection Manager who has a comprehensive knowledge of and experience in managing multi disciplinary collection items for use in exhibitions and public programs.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of collection management practices and procedures and excellent object handling skills.


Museum Victoria cares for the State’s scientific and cultural collections of 17 million items, providing research and visitor access, activities and events at five 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 purpose of this position is to provide authoritative advice and service regarding the management of collection material in exhibitions. The position is accountable for ensuring collection material in exhibitions is managed professionally and with minimum risk.

Notable skill sets required for this position include:

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience in managing collection items for exhibition, including the physical handling and installation of collection material.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in collection management standards and processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


This is a full time and fixed term position, commencing on 26 August 2013 and concludes on 13 October 2014. The salary on offer is $56,770 + 9% Superannuation per annum.


To view the position description, search ‘employment’ at; for more information about this position, please contact Caroline Carter +61 3 8341 7711

To apply, please send your Covering Letter, Resume and statement that addresses each of the Key Selection Criteria by visiting

Applications Close: Monday, 15 July 2013. 

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