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Back to Country Curator
Museums Victoria, Australia’s largest public museums organisation, is seeking a Back to Country Curator to join the First Peoples team. We are looking for a passionate and experienced individual who will manage the return of cultural material, held in Museums Victoria’s collection, to people and Country. Museums Victoria is a diverse and exciting place to work. Across our venues - Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, Melbourne Planetarium and IMAX cinemas - we present unique and exceptional experiences for more than 2 million visitors each year, who come from all over Australia and around the world to be inspired and to learn about themselves and the universe we inhabit. To learn more about Museums Victoria, please visit https:\\museumsvictoria.com.au/about-us/

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Work Type:    Fixed term - full time
Job Function:    Research
Classification:    VPSG4
Work Location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/MV/9551
Closing Date:    29-Oct-2021
Salary Range:    $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration:    3 years - Full-time
File Attachment:    Back to Country Curator - Role Statement (MV9551).pdf (PDF, 121KB)


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Contact:    Maddy Dorevitch
     mdorevitch@museum.vic.gov.au

Position Details

 

 

Museums Victoria, Australia's largest public museums organisation, is seeking a Back to Country Curator to join the First Peoples team. We are looking for a passionate and experienced individual who will manage the return of cultural material, held in Museums Victoria's collection, to people and Country.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Back to Country Curator to manage the return of cultural material, in Museums Victoria's collections. This position will work with First Peoples communities and individuals to ensure their cultural material goes back to Country. 

Working in the First Peoples team, core functions of this position include:

  • Curatorial research and development to facilitate the return of collections to people and Country.
  • Giving self-determination for cultural material in Museums Victoria's care to First Peoples and building ethical and reciprocal partnerships between the Museum and communities.
  • Undertaking extensive community collaboration and responding to State and Federal Acts relating to repatriation.

Please see our Role Statement for a copy of the full Key Selection Criteria and Duties.

OTHER INFORMATION:

In accordance with VCAT exemption number A9/2010, applications for this position are restricted to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander males only.  

 Relevant tertiary qualifications related to First Peoples cultural heritage material and/or comparable and demonstrable work experience is highly regarded. 

This role is full-time, fixed-term for three years. The salary on offer is $85,279 per annum (Base of grade) plus 10% superannuation.  

HOW TO APPLY:

To view the position description, visit https://museumsvictoria.com.au/careers/

For more information about this position, please contact Maddy Dorevitch (Project Officer, First Peoples): mdorevitch@museum.vic.gov.au.

To apply, you must submit the following:

  • A brief Cover letter that outlines your interest in this role.
  • A current CV detailing relevant experience.
  • A brief document outlining your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Please note: Applications that do not include the above elements will not be considered.           

Applications Close: Friday, 29 November 2021 (11.59pm)



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