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Director - Collection Development and Management - AIATSIS

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  • EL2 $115,545 - $129,115 + Super
  • Ongoing Appointment | Canberra based
  • Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

AIATSIS is seeking an outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leader to shape research and education programs to help achieve AIATSIS’ vision and mission.

About the Organisation

AIATSIS is Australia’s premier national institution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. They house the world’s most important and extensive collection of cultural and research material, and they promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and culture through access to their collections and publishing work through Aboriginal Studies Press. AIATSIS engage in a broad research program, covering areas of social and cultural wellbeing, country, and governance, and including the Native title Research Unit. AIATSIS works to enhance the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to enable a better understanding of Australia and its people by all Australians.

About the role

The Director, Collection Development and Management is responsible for collection building and cataloguing, the description and storytelling of collection materials, which also involves work on content information and project management. The position comprises of three units:

  • Collection Development;
  • Descriptive Metadata and Cataloguing; and
  • Unpublished (which currently consists of three separate units, Audiovisual, Photographic and Manuscript Collection Management units).

About you

You will have an experienced understanding of collection development and management principles within a cultural institution or community organisation. You will have knowledge of the appropriate care and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and heritage materials with a working knowledge of of copyright legislation, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights, Indigenous cultural protocols and related cultural safety issues. You will have a demonstrated ability and experience in managing programs.

For a full description of the role, please contact Pipeline Talent using the details listed below.

Key accountabilities

  • Managing and leading the program and ensuring the effective and efficient operations, including administration, resource and financial management, staff management and development, recruitment and program planning
  • Providing strategic direction to the program, including developing business plans and priorities and monitor performance
  • Making high level decisions and taking responsibility for the performance and output of the program
  • Developing strategy, policies, priorities and operational practices and activities for the Collections Services Group in support of AIATSIS objectives
  • Providing high level expert advice on professional, technical and administrative matters in relation to the development, management, discoverability and accessibility of the Collection in accordance with corporate and program policies and plans
  • Providing written reports, statistics, submissions and complex correspondence as well as developing and managing the program budget
  • Engaging and managing stakeholders through collaboration, negotiation, and resolving conflict and managing sensitivities
  • Making an effective role in the Collections Transformation project as well as in the Ngurra project and ensuring involvement of staff members.

What we can offer you

An on-going Director appointment in the Australian Public Service.

Canberra based with flexible work arrangements available.

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • a cover letter including a pitch [maximum two pages] addressing your suitability for the role
  • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

How to get more information

Substantial additional information is available in the position description. Please contact the team at Pipeline Talent.

Megan Ingram | Talent Acquisition Specialist

megan@pipelinetalent.com.au using the subject line: Director - Collection Development and Management - AIATSIS enquiry via EthicalJobs.

02 8001 6603

0419 559 251

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