Senior Community Heritage Officer
Working collaboratively with team members and stakeholders, the Senior Community Heritage Officer will play a key role in creating contemporary, impactful community heritage experiences at Maitland Library. The focus will be on research, content creation, storytelling, curation, and exhibitions.
An understanding of collection management will also be important, including . accessioning and cataloguing, and awareness of relevant standards to ensure that ethical, copyright, intellectual property requirements and quality assurance guidelines are met.
In addition, the role will also assist in building the capacity within the team related to community heritage.
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 a passionate interest in contemporary approaches to community heritage and strong analytical and research skills that allow you to assess source material and understand historical context and interpretations to design and curate collections into impactful stories for customers and the community.
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 permanent full time role, working 35 hours per week, with a competitive salary range of $80,229 – $89,054 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 four 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 7 November 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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