Digitisation Officer

Maitland City Council
NSW - Regional
Closing Date
Sun, 12th September 2021
Position Type
Full Time
$68,189- $75,690 per year + Super
NSW - Regional

The Opportunity

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 Digitisation Officer will perform the technical aspects in relation to the digitisation of the cultural collections through the use of photographic/imaging/video equipment, cataloguing, and the management of digitisation software including quality assurance, ensuring adherence with safe work standards and Crystal Clear Guidelines. They will also support the Team Leader, Cultural Collections Digitisation in the management of partner and stakeholder relationships and the development of policies and procedures. In addition, the role will also assist in building the capacity of technical skills within the team. 


About You

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 collection processes such as handling, digitisation and cataloguing, and the use of a variety of software and databases (Vernon, Emu or similar), and Microsoft Office software.  You will also have a proven ability to organise resources, manage competing demands and workflows, collect and analyse data for reporting, and manage stakeholder relationships with a focus on shared goals and outcomes.   


This is a 2 year, temporary full time role, working 35 hours per week, with a competitive salary range of $68,189- $75,690 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

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.



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’.

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