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Senior Curator, First Peoples (VPSG5.1)

Job posted: 20/11/2020
Applications close: 11/12/2020 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Full-time for 2 years

Organisation: Museum Victoria

Salary: $98,396 - $108,724

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/MV/9509

Reference: VG/MV/9509

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $98,396 - $108,724

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Museums Victoria is seeking an experienced and talented Senior Curator, First Peoples to provide high level curatorial expertise for the First Peoples department of Museums Victoria, including in community access, collection development and research, and to lead the development and presentation of cultural heritage material that is cared for in the First Peoples Collections. This position will also provide internal and external advice related to First Peoples material.

Museums Victoria is seeking an experienced and talented Senior Curator, First Peoples to provide high level curatorial expertise for the First Peoples department of Museums Victoria, including in community access, collection development and research, and to lead the development and presentation of cultural heritage material that is cared for in the First Peoples Collections. This position will also provide internal and external advice related to First Peoples material.

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 museumsvictoria.com.au/about-us/

ABOUT THE POSITION:

This position is responsible for undertaking the management of curatorial staff and projects across the First Peoples Collections. The position manages community collaboration and collection development. The incumbent will be required to work across the Museum and with external stakeholders to build an active program of exhibitions, public programs, research and documentation. This role will be expected to work across the whole of the First Peoples Collection.

Key duties include

  1. Contribute to the overall management and direction of the First Peoples Department and R&C Division through leadership of projects, management of project budgets and schedules (as required), participation in strategic planning, and management of project staff and volunteers.
  2. Take primary responsibility for collection development and documentation and contribute to policy development in the First Peoples Collections.
  3. Initiate, supervise and undertake original research, promote the use of collections for research, seek external grant funding, supervise research students and publicly communicate the results of research in appropriate national and international forums and publications.
  4. Enable improved access to the collections and information through community consultation, upgrading of collection databases and their content, online and virtual projects, liaison with collection managers and information managers, and provision of expert advice to users of the collections.

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

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years. The salary on offer is $98,396 per annum (Base of grade); paid pro-rata plus 9.5% superannuation.

HOW TO APPLY:

To view the position description visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/work-opportunities/employment/

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

To apply, please submit the three following documents with your application:

  • Your Cover letter
  • Your Resume
  • Written responses addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in our Role Statement (Please refer to the attachment)

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

Applications Close: Friday, 11 December 2020 (11.59 pm)

 

Senior Curator, First Peoples (VPSG5.1)

Job type:

Full time / Full-time for 2 years

Job classification:

VPSG5.1

Contact:

Maddy Dorevitch | mdorevitch@museum.vic.gov.au

Senior Curator, First Peoples (VPSG5.1)