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The Australian National University

Executive Officer

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Research)
Salary package: $94,094 - $100,864 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Continuing (Contingent Funded), reliant on external funding

Position overview

The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau copies archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands. The aim of the Bureau is to help with long-term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible.

The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau is based in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. It is a non-profit organisation sponsored by an international consortium of libraries specialising in Pacific research. It is a rare example in the world of an on-going archival project involving a high level of international cooperation and commitment.

As Executive Officer you will be responsible for managing the administration of the Bureau, implementing digital preservation archival projects and developing strategies to further develop the Bureau.

The Executive Officer will identify, develop, organise and implement the Bureau's preservation digitisation projects for historically significant manuscripts, archives, photographs, audio-visual and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands.  The position involves fieldwork in the Pacific Islands.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of, and experience in, archival administration.  They will be flexible, able to work independently in different contexts and environments, including managing projects and staff, liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders and processing and digitising archives.  Knowledge of the Pacific Islands, or experience of working in the Pacific Islands is desirable.

For more information contact Kylie Moloney on

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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