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Rare Books and Music Canberra ACT National Library of Australia Canberra ACT

Rare Books And Music Canberra ACT

2021-04-14 23:42:15
Rare Books and Music Canberra ACT
Opportunity to work at one of Australia's leading cultural institutions - Be a part of the Library's exciting new future - EL1 - $99,538 - $118,340 The Library is evolving to meet the demands of the 21st century, with a recent review providing a blueprint for building a modern, sustainable and high functioning organisation now complete. There are exciting opportunities available to join the Library and work closely with the leadership team to implement our vision and create new ways of working together. As a world leading library, the National Library of Australia offers an innovative and collaborative workplace where exceptional team players and technical specialists can flourish. As part of the Library’s team, you will help support organisational reform, working collaboratively with your team to shape the Library’s future. We are seeking to fill the role of EL1 Senior Advisor, Rare Books and Music in the Curatorial and Collection Research Section of our Collection Branch. The... Curatorial and Collection Research Section builds and shapes a comprehensive collection for the Library across all formats. The section actively pursues collection material to ensure the Library collects what is important as a record of Australia’s literature, cultures, social and political history for future research. Curatorial and Collection research are responsible for the implementation of the collecting strategy. Key activities include: - Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential donors/depositors/vendors/publishers. - Support and provide advice to Library programs involving public, researcher and special interest group access to collections. - Support and advise colleagues regarding acquisition, appropriate description and arrangement of items and collections. - Represent the Library and its collections. You will be responsible for - Providing expert curatorial advice on rare books and music collections - Engaging strategic relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders and service providers - Analysing, appraising and communicating knowledge about the Library’s rare book and music collection - Mentoring staff about the Library’s rare books and music collections You will have a broad knowledge of history literature and culture. You will maintain positive working relationships with a network of people and organisations including colleagues within the Library, publishers, vendors, specialist organisations and key individuals. To be successful in the role, you must have extensive knowledge on Australia literature and culture. You should also be experienced in collections management with a focus on rare materials. You must have qualifications or equivalent extensive experience in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, Information Science, Cultural Heritage Management or related field. A merit pool will also be established and used where possible to fill similar vacancies during the subsequent 12 months. The role of the National Library of Australia, as defined by the National Library Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers. The Library has four strategic priorities: - We collect today what will be important tomorrow - We connect with communities, and connect communities with their national collections - We collaborate with others to maximise the national impact of cultural collections. - We build capability to maximise return on the nation’s investment in the Library
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Rare Books and Music Canberra ACT National Library of Australia Canberra ACT
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