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Collections Assistant

Carpenter's Assistants
Contract Part Time
19 days ago

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences, home to the largest concentration of Earth scientists in Australia. Our cutting-edge research is led by our academic staff, and 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 offer our professional staff a dynamic and flexible working environment with excellent training and career development opportunities, and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, inclusive team.

The Position

The Collections Assistant supports the management of the RSES collections project by providing assistance with background research, cataloguing, digitisation, conservation, repackaging, and/or management planning for one of the ‘recognised’ collections held by ANU.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have a strong attention to detail and a general knowledge of the best practice standards of collection care and object handling. An interest in a field closely related to allocated research activities eg: museum studies, conservation, archaeology, archiving, art history or the disciplines relating to one of more of the RSES collection’s academic field (e.g. petrology, geochemistry, palaeontology, micropalaeontology, meteoritics) will be highly regarded.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential.

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ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

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

Please note: The successful candidate 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.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $66,403
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $72,711
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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