Academic Engagement Curator


• Exciting opportunity for an object-based learning specialist
• Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
• Full-time, continuing role, $111K p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Academic Engagement Curator, your role will involve integrating the cultural and scientific collections, held in the Chau Chak Wing Museum into the curriculum and the academic environment at The University of Sydney. You will develop strategies and opportunities for teaching, learning engagement and interpretation with collections and exhibitions.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Academic Engagement Curator who:

• demonstrates experience in creating object-based learning strategies.
• demonstrates experience in developing and shaping interpretive strategies for exhibition and collection rotations, in collaboration with curators, faculty and Museum education and project staff.
• demonstrates expertise in building productive relationships with key stakeholders, in this case Faculties and other experts.

About us

The Chau Chak Wing Museum team manages a rich and diverse program of cultural outreach activities for the University. The unit comprises Macleay, Nicholson and University Art Collections. Collection areas cover natural history, ethnography, historic photographs, science, visual arts, decorative arts and antiquities and comprise some of Australia’s most historic collections.

The Academic Engagement Curator is responsible for integrating the Chau Chak Wing Museum collections into the curriculum and the academic environment at the University and developing strategies and opportunities for object-based learning, engagement and interpretation in the museum.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion which underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1729/0819C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 22 September 2019

Find out more

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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