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Collection Digitisation Officer – CCEP

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Organisation : Australian Museum

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture, Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $74,117 - $81,158

Application closing date : 30 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Museum

About the role

Collection Digitisation Officer – CCEP

Salary Classification: Clerk Grade 3-4 ($74,117 – $81,158) with a total remuneration package up to $90,369 per annum

Employment Status: 1 Ongoing full time role and 1 Temporary full time role (for up to 4 years)

Location: Sydney and multiple sites in NSW

About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) is located on the traditional homelands of the Gadigal people. The Australian Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present. The new AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.

The Australian Museum (AM) operating within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade cluster, was the first museum in Australia, founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.  

The new AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world -leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.  

For more information, visit the website.

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

About the role

The Collection Digitisation Officers – CCEP create high quality digital records of collection items using a range of photographic/imaging/video equipment and associated software. Digital assets produced will deliver electronic access to the collections and support long term preservation of the digital collection. The Collection Digitisation Officer – CCEP facilitates the delivery of digital imaging, video and photographic services as part of the Cultural Collection Enhancement Project.

About you

We are seeking an experienced professional museum collections documentation photographer to join the Australian Museum’s Cultural Collections Enhancement Project (CCEP).

You will have:

  • Photography experience working with technical requirements of large-scale digitisation projects or museum collection documentation or similar.
  • Understanding of culturally appropriate collection practices and cultural awareness to perform work processes that are culturally aware and appropriate.
  • Experience with colour management, digital files, metadata and use of capture and processing software on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
  • Experience and in-depth understanding of digital asset and digital image management processes and systems

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant technical qualifications and/or professional experience covering archival and documentary photography/imaging/video of collection materials using professional photographic, video and scanning equipment.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Current knowledge and working experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description

The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.

More information about applying for a role in the public sector can be found on the I work for NSW page.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A one to two page covering letter which outlines your suitability for the role.
  2. Resume

As part of the online application process, you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions.

  1. Describe a mass digitisation project, photography brief or museum project that you have worked on, detailing the project type, scale and complexity, the technology used, the objectives, your role, as well as the aims realised successfully. (350 words maximum)
  2. Give us an example of how you contribute to team goals and meeting agreed work or project standards? (350 words maximum)

Please click here for a Role Description

Additional information to applicants:

Please note: Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to interview in early August. Successful candidate anticipated to commence in early September.

A Talent pool will be created to fill any future Collection Digitisation Officer opportunities.

Enquiries: Meredith Lynch Underwood, Digitisation Manager, Cultural Collections, Archives and Library | meredith.lynchunderwood@australian.museum

It is a condition of employment at the Australian Museum that all employees, or prospective employees, be double vaccinated for COVID 19 or hold a valid medical exemption.

The Australian Museum welcomes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.

How to apply

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Please quote in application: Collection Digitisation Officer – CCEP via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Education_and_Training, #Project_Management
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture, #Conservation_and_Environment
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