Curator, Honour Rolls

Australian War Memorial
Closing Date
Mon, 14th October 2019
Position Type
Full Time
$77,795 - $87,043

• APS Level 6
• Ongoing, full-time

Position Description
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict. Its mission is leading remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.

At the heart of the Memorial building are its Honour Rolls. These are The Roll of Honour and The Commemorative Roll. The Roll of Honour is a long series of bronze panels recording the names of over 102,000 members of the Australian armed forces who have died during or as a result of war service, warlike service, non-warlike service and certain peacetime humanitarian operations. The Commemorative Roll is a book located in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area, which honours Australians who died as a result of their service with allied forces, the merchant navy and civilian organisations. The Honour Rolls databases, available on the Memorial’s website, are compiled from sources used to create the Roll of Honour and Commemorative Roll.

The Memorial has a major commitment to the accuracy and integrity of the Roll of Honour and Commemorative Roll. The Curator manages a small team with a large workload towards maintaining the Honour Rolls, undertaking specialist research tasks and policy development, and providing advice to Senior Management on Honour Rolls matters.


• Lead and manage the Honour Rolls team in processing matters relating to the Roll of Honour and Commemorative Roll
• Provide written and verbal advice to senior management on Honour Roll matters and policy
• Undertake complex research into Honour Rolls cases and accurately document findings
• Respond to client requests to the established service standards
• Coordinate the maintenance, management and enhancement of the Memorial’s Honour Rolls data in the MICA database
• Liaise with key stakeholder organisations, such as the Office of Australian War Graves, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Department of Defence
• Provide support as necessary, for other priorities identified in the Memorial’s Corporate Plan, including to the Memorial’s Reference Service
• Train and supervise staff in manual handling of collection material
• Manually handle and move collection materials including but not limited to boxes and files as required

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.


Robyn van Dyk, 02 6263 6678

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