University of Melbourne
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Wed, 21st October 2020
Position Type
Full Time
$105,684 - $114,389 + 17% super
VIC - Metro

Job no: 0047373
Work type: Full-time continuing position 
Location: Parkville, Vic
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer, University of Melbourne
Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services
Salary: $105,684 - $114,389 (UOM 8) + 17% super

About Student and Scholarly Services
Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation.  This team also delivers wellbeing and scholarly services to students and staff.

About the role
As Program Manager, Curation & Innovation, you will provide specialist advice across the Special Collections (Rare Books, Rare Music, Prints, East Asian, and Maps) on acquisitions and collection management practices and procedures, ensuring continuous improvement and effective operations. You will be responsible for delivering a suite of dynamic contemporary programs promoting the special collections, enhancing the student experience and supporting research, learning and teaching.

You will lead and co-develop experimental and interpretive strategies, enhancing the visibility and use of the special collections through various programs and exhibitions. Maximising the use of tools and technology you will manage and promote the special collections and build on academic opportunities and partnerships in new and innovative ways.

About you
You are a leader, capable of collaborating, building and inspiring your team to deliver exceptional outcomes and achieve the teams strategic aim.  You thrive in a changing and fast paced environment and work effectively across a range of roles and areas simultaneously by utilising your excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

You will further have:

  • The relevant post-graduate qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, management expertise, and/or education/training.
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative curated programs which promote learning and discovery of cultural collections across a variety of platforms.
  • Experience in collection development, collection management, and/or digitisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in education, academic learning environments, blended learning approaches, and/or galleries/museums, which support teaching, learning and/or research.
  • A proven track record in forward planning, financial planning, and budget management.
  • Understanding of Human-Centred Design and User Experience Design is desirable.

-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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How to apply
Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

To view the Position Description and to apply:

Applications close: 21 Oct 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


For enquiries only: Angeletta Leggio
Tel +61 3 8344 9568
Email (please do not send your application to this contact)

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