Special Collections Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Oct 2020

Job no:504117
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Libraries, HEO7

(HEO7) $88,078 to $98,509 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Continuing position available

Great opportunity with this exciting position to lead a GLAM team of collection experts to preserve and document the unique and diverse collections of the University for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community.

If you have a strong background in cultural collections including rare books or archives, and the ability to conceptualise and implement effective collection documentation programs to support access and discovery, this is your dream job! This leadership role will plan, coordinate and deliver programs across rare books, archival, manuscript, art and heritage collections including Object Based Learning opportunities and promote collections as an integral part of the University’s learning, teaching and research programs.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Proven ability to lead teams, contribute to effective change management and positively influence and model exemplary leadership to develop a high performing culture.
  • Experience in curating, managing, preserving and providing access to archives, museum collections, rare books or other special collections based on current theory and best practice.
  • Able to respond to emerging and competing priorities and the aptitude to understand current trends and issues in relation to collection management.
  • Knowledge of risk and rights management issues as they impact on collections, including copyright, cultural sensitivity, privacy, confidentiality and ownership.
  • Experience using digital platforms to curate, promote and share collection materials.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/dase/division-leadership

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 6 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Lee Amoroso
University Archivist & Manager, (SpARK)Special Collections, Archives & Record Keeping
P: +61 (8) 8313 6250
E: lee.amoroso@adelaide.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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