Collection Manager - Exhibition Projects

University of Melbourne
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Tue, 06th December 2022
Position Type
Full Time
$89,182 – $96,536 p.a. plus 17% super
VIC - Metro

Job no: 0057750 
Location: Parkville 
Role type: Full time; Fixed term until December 2023 
Department/School: University Museums and Collections 
Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time) 

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands. 

About - University Museums and Collections 
The Museums and Collection Department aims to build a collaborative and flexible network around the University’s cultural assets to enable students, staff members local and global communities to gain knowledge and understanding of contemporary and traditional cultures, scientific discovery and creative practice. 

About the Role 
Reporting to the Senior Collection Manager, as the Collection Manager – Exhibition Projects, you will work closely with the Collections team and members of the Curatorial and Exhibitions Teams within the Museums and Collections Department to achieve the successful and safe delivery and dispersal of exhibitions. You will be responsible for maintaining and applying local guidelines and processes that promote best practice and ensuring effective and efficient application of resources to deliver projects. 

Responsibilities include: 

- Co-ordinate inward loans for temporary exhibitions, including but not limited to issuing of agreements, arranging packing, freight and insurance as required 

- Represent and advocate for Collection interests in exhibition project teams, facilitating display and conservation requirements for all exhibition content 

- Ensure collaboration with Indigenous colleagues and Committees to support First nations perspectives are appropriately authored and embedded in collection documentation 

- Maintain accurate and up to date records for all objects included in exhibition projects. 

About You 
To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to work independently and/or in a multi-disciplinary team. You will consistently display initiative and will always show respect for your colleagues throughout your role. You will be a self-motivated individual with a flexible and adaptable attitude who fosters a high achieving work environment. You can build rapport and maintain long-lasting professional relationships with various stakeholders from all backgrounds. Your advanced conceptual, analytical and people skills will allow you to operate across this breadth of role effectively.  

You will also have: 

- A relevant tertiary degree and /or a combination of education, training and relevant sector experience 

- Experience in developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies relating to the handling and display of works of art, including packing/unpacking, movement, storage, and presentation in the exhibition design context 

- Experience in working with EMu Collection Management system or similar to document both objects and a range of collection management transactional activities 

- Experience in the management of local and international loans, commissions for large scale exhibitions and projects, including contract management, logistics and risk management 

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check. 

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia. 

About the University 
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement. 

Benefits of Working with Us 
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits: 

Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave 

Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading 

Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs 

Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club 

Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families 

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Be Yourself 
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live. 

Join Us! 
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description. 

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at 

Applications close: 6 DECEMBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time 


Trish Stokes head of Collection Management 

Tel: +61 417 582 217 to request a return call


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