Assistant Curator, Honour Rolls - BB3 (APS4-5)

Australian War Memorial
Closing Date
Wed, 04th December 2019
Position Type
Full Time
62,811 to 74,392

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 to lead remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.

The Memorial’s Research Centre holds the written records of war, both published and unpublished. They manage and provide access to these collections, digitise archival collections and deliver reference and information services about Australian military history, the Memorial and its collections. 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 Assistant Curator, Honour Rolls works as part of a small team towards maintaining an up-to-date and accessible Roll of Honour and Commemorative Roll and to manage requests for amendments, maintain the data that supports these rolls, and undertake specialist research tasks and policy development.

Core Responsibilities

• Respond to public and internal enquiries about the honour rolls
• Provide advice to senior management on Honour Roll matters and policy as required
• Undertake research into Honour Rolls cases and accurately document findings
• Write reports and recommendations on various issues and individual cases
• Develop and actively maintain the Honour Rolls database
• Document and report on Honour Rolls activities including statistics
• 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, as required
• Provide support as necessary, for other priorities identified in the Memorial’s Corporate Plan
• Provide support for other Research Centre priorities such as the Reference Service.
• Manually handle and move collection materials including but not limited to boxes and files as required


Margaret Farmer - 02 6243 4466

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