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Job no: 0044925
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

- Join Australia's number 1 University †

- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact. 

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Academic Services, University Services

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Digital Archivist is a member of the University of Melbourne Archives Team which sits within the Academic Services portfolio.

About the role

The Digital Archivist will be responsible for developing a service for the management of and access to preservation ready born-digital and digitised historical records for the University of Melbourne Archives. Under the broad direction of the University Archivist, the incumbent will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Archives and broader University digital preservation environment to develop the digital archive capacity of the University of Melbourne.

The position requires the incumbent to possess sound technical knowledge and skills in computing languages, approaches to and tools and systems for information management relevant to digital archiving. The incumbent will also display an ability to understand complex management, preservation and access requirements of archival collections and will be able to provide training and develop the digital skills of colleagues, and contribute to strategic, planning and business documents.

About you

-  The appointee will have: A qualification in information management or a related discipline with subsequent relevant experience and or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

- Knowledge of archival theory and practice and experience in applying these to the management of both ‘traditional media’ and born-digital records

- Knowledge of and experience using tools and techniques associated with digital forensics and digital archiving/preservation (especially tools and techniques which support a migration-based preservation strategy)

- Understanding of and experience using metadata content, structure and packaging standards relevant to the description and preservation of born-digital records

- Ability to research and apply solutions to problems, particularly in a complex technical environment

-  Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 28 Jan 2018

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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