Museum Curator

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 15 Sep 2019

Job no:503133
Work type:full-time
Categories:Technical/Laboratory support

Faculty of Science

School of Earth Sciences

Full-time, fixed-term two-year appointment with possible extension

Salary range: Level 6 $79,200 - $83,763 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

About the Museum

The E de C. Clarke Earth Science Museum represents a focal point for the School of Earth Sciences’ community engagement and has superb displays and activities that promote geoscience. The School is looking to expand the digital and interactive elements to further promote earth sciences to the wider community. The Curator works within the Faculty of Science Technical team and with staff and students in the School of Earth Sciences. The Museum is also an important element of University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct and the Curator also works with this team.

About the role: 

Under limited supervision reporting to the Technical Manager, you will take direct responsibility for running the E. de C. Clarke Earth Science Museum and provide important support for earth science teaching, especially Level 1 undergraduate, curation of materials held by the School and run activities for visitors to the Museum such as school groups.

The Museum Curator will ensure materials are well curated and accessible for loan or viewing by staff, students and external users all year round. You will be required to manage the School’s research thesis library. You will be involved in promoting UWA earth sciences, particularly significant events such as UWA Open Day.  

Please see Position Description for key responsibilities.

To be considered for this role, you will have:  

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Earth Science or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant museum curator experience in setting up displays, activities, or curation, and skills that demonstrate capacity to transform the Museum to include digital technologies into the future
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with work colleagues and students, and present technical and scientific concepts to members of the public including school-age children
  • Sound practical knowledge of rocks, minerals and fossils and other relevant scientific knowledge commensurate with qualifications
  • Skills in obtaining and utilising information from a variety of public data sources and generating and maintaining databases

About you: 

To succeed in this role you will need to be a passionate science communicator. This position is suited to a proactive, energetic individual with the ability to engage with visitors of all ages from school children to industry partners. You will possess relevant experience with extensive archival and curation skills. You will have experience in developing creative and/or innovative activities and/or displays. You will possess technical expertise in one or more branches of geoscience, and be motivated to acquire and share knowledge. You should be comfortable engaging with class groups and volunteers and should have excellent computing skills, especially given the future directions with increasing the use of digital technologies such as VR.  A level of physical fitness is also required.

Closing date: Sunday, 15th September 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Special requirements:

Current Working with Children’s Check

Current National Police Clearance Certificate

Current ‘C’ class driver’s licence

How to apply:  Applications must be submitted online.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description - Museum Curator 503133.pdf

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).

Advertised:26 Aug 2019 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:15 Sep 2019 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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