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The Australian National University

Archives Assistant

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 3

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 2/3 (Administration)
Salary package: $49,626- $59,897 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full-time 
Position overview 

The ANU Archives is seeking an enthusiastic team player keen to help make archives accessible through digitisation. This position would suit someone seeking an introduction to the archival profession.

As Archives Assistant you will play an important role in making archival records accessible to users by digitising selected records and adding them to our digital repository with descriptive metadata. You will also describe records in our database, assist with retrieving records from the repository for users and help preserve the collection by housing records in archival quality packaging.

The position reports to the Senior Archivist under the broad direction of the University Archivist and works closely with all members of the Archives Program. We welcome applications from people with experience in digitisation and data entry, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work effectively as part of a small team.

For more information contact Ms Helen Hopper, Archivist, on +61 2 6125 4698 or at

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.
  • Other documents, if required.

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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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems