Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0052724

Work type: Casual

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Vice-Chancellor's Office

Department/School: Academic

Role & Superannuation rate: Casual - 9.5% super

About International House

Opened in 1957, International House is a residential college of the University of Melbourne located about one kilometre north of the main university campus. The student body comprises both undergraduate and postgraduate residents, of whom about 60% are international students. Most of the residents are undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne, with some residents studying at other universities.

About the role

As Archives Assistant, you will support the project Fifty Years of Women at International House. Funded by the Russel and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund at the University of Melbourne, the project aims to preserve and promote the archival collection at International House, focussing specifically on holdings relating to women. Find out more about the project here

Under the supervision of the International House Librarian and Archivist, you will list (catalogue) records created by and relating to the International House Women’s Auxiliaries. The auxiliaries were several groups of volunteers who undertook fundraising for International House from the early 1950s to around 2010.

About you

You will have strong attention to detail as well as excellent time and task management skills. You are a strong team player but also enjoy working independently.

  • An interest in history, information management (archives, librarianship) or social movements
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Curiosity, a willingness to learn and to share findings and information
  • Desirable: A degree or progress towards a degree in history or information management (archives or librarianship)
  • Desirable: Familiarity with residential colleges in Australia, university history, International Houses and their history or similar fields


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

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

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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.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a cover letter (one page) outlining your motivation to apply for this role and describing what skills and experience you will bring to it. Please further attach a current version of your CV.

Please note that you are not expected to provide detailed responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Position Description

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