This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the digitisation of cultural collections across the Maitland City Local Government Area as part of the Open Minds Project. The goal of the project is to produce digital assets which deliver electronic access and support long term preservation of the collection, whilst ensuring that our communities can participate in quality, curated digital experiences.
The Registration Officer will perform Registrar responsibilities associated with the Opened Minds Project, including handling and moving collection and loan material, preparing collection objects for digitisation, and administration related to the digitisation of cultural collections held across Maitland City LGA. They will provide training and build capacity in staff and volunteers in relation to the registration aspects of digitisation, and will support the Team Leader in the development of policies and processes in line with Museums and Galleries NSW Crystal Clear Guidelines.
To be successful in this role you will have relevant tertiary qualifications and/or have an equivalent combination of relevant contemporary experience coupled with relevant education/training. You will have demonstrated high-level competence in the application of registration and collection management practices and professional museum standards, including: experience of safe work practices involving various media; the use of a variety of software and databases (Vernon, Emu or similar), and; use of Microsoft Office software. You will also have a proven ability to organise resources, manage competing demands and workflows and contribute positively to a multidisciplinary team using sound communication and stakeholder relationship skills.
This is a 2 year, temporary part time role, working 28 hours per week, with a competitive salary range of $62,245- $69,092 pro rata, per year based on demonstrated competencies + 10% p.a. super.
Council have recently adopted a flexible work arrangements program and offer opportunities for flexible work to ensure our staff have the perfect work-life balance! Our flexible work options include a variety of options, including working compressed hours across the week for additional days off (for example 9 day fortnights), WFH arrangements, and general flexible daily hours.
Council also offers a range of other benefits for its employees including:
Ongoing training and development
Access to our Healthy Employee Program (HEP): including reduced gym memberships and subsidies for programs that improve health and wellbeing
Paid parental leave
To apply for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your resume and cover letter. In the application process for this role you will be required to address three targeted questions, with each response limited to 250 words, in place of addressing the entire essential criteria.
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If after reading the role charter you have any questions, contact Alison Harwood, Coordinator Community Programs & Collections on 0439 409 333.
Applications close: Sunday 12 September 2021
Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council also completes a range of other pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, employment history checks (past 5 years), psychometric testing or a criminal history check. For more information about the recruitment process, visit our website and search ‘work with us’.