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Collections Officer

  • 555206
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing at: Apr 21 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Classification: ANU Officer 4/5 (Technical)
Salary package: $71,854 - $86,545 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed-term (up to 24 months)

The Position
The Collections Officer works closely with professional and academic stakeholders to improve the management of, and access to, the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) Collections – which includes rocks, minerals, and fossils, and to ensure the collections are fit for purpose to be loaded into the EMu database. The Collections Officer is responsible for cataloguing, digitisation, repackaging, research, conservation, the development of Collection Management processes and documentation, and other tasks as they arise as part of the ANU-wide Collections Management project. This role is integral to facilitating research on these nationally and internationally significant collections and involves working closely with a broad range of researchers. 

The Person
We are seeking a motivated Collections Officer with experience cataloguing and digitising collections and providing support and advice on the best-practice management of research collections. Experience working with earth sciences collections would be advantageous but not essential. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues. 

The School
The Collections Officer will be a member of Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES). RSES is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth and Marine Sciences, and ranked 11th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023). To find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.

We have a reputation for international leadership and innovation, focused on developing new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. Our research spans the range from solid earth evolution to climate processes, and from 21st century resources to climate change impact.

We operate iconic and state-of-the art instrumentation supported by highly trained professional staff, offering an unrivalled world-class research environment.

Our cutting-edge research provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth Sciences. We are committed to offering a nurturing environment for the School’s early career researchers. Our culture is one of inclusivity and respect and we encourage everyone to embrace these values as expressed in our culture statement.

The College
The ANU College of Science encompasses the disciplines of: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment and Society, Mathematics, Physics, and Science Communication and is also home to a number of cross-disciplinary and specialist Institutes and Centres.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. 

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For further information please contact Maggie Otto, T: +61 488 137 984, E: maggie.otto@anu.edu.au

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

Application information
To be considered for this position, please 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.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E: hr.cos@anu.edu.au or T: +61 2 6125 6866. Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

 

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