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Job no: 511592
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration

Assistant University Archivist

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35-hours per week)
  • Duration: Continuing
  • Remuneration: $78,130 - $97, 580 + 17% super
  • Location: Kensington, NSW

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why Your Role Matters:

The Assistant University Archivist position is responsible for providing operational support to the University Archivist by participating in the day-to-day activities to ensure proper management of University archives. You will be an integral part of the team that provides authoritative advice and support for the management of university records and archives. Using your knowledge of archival standards and principles and strong experience in database management, you will be helping to ensure security, preservation and physical and intellectual accessibility of University archives.

Responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with Records’ staff, identify relevant State records for transfer to the Archives.
  • Accessioning, arranging, describing and managing State archives and other university records identified as archives in accordance with the requirements of the State Records Act 1998.
  • Accessioning, arranging, describing and managing private archives and oral history interviews as directed.
  • Use and contribute to the development of archival control systems.
  • Provide research and reference services to UNSW clients and the general community.
  • Ability to undertake physical work and lifting as necessary as part of the duties of this position from time to time.
  • Deputise for the University Archivist as required.
  • Assist in the promotion of the archival collections.
  • Advise university staff and private donors on the full range of archival issues pertaining to recordkeeping and preservation, archival policies and legislative requirements.
  • Identify, appraise, select and acquire private archives in accordance with current collecting policies and guidelines.
  • Review and provide authoritative advice to enhance archival systems, operations, procedures and policies.

Who You Are:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in the field of archives and records, or significant completion, and individual membership of the Australian Society of Archivists.
  • Knowledge of archival standards and principles, including the records continuum theory.
  • Experience in the use of databases or systems controlling archival records.
  • Understanding of the State Records Act 1998 and its application to university archives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under minimal supervision and prioritise work in line with operational objectives.
  • Eligible for professional recognition by the Australian Society of Archivists.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate archival principles including records continuum theory into practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply recordkeeping legislation and standards, particularly in relation to the State Records Act 1998.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including effectiveness in liaison and consultation in providing authoritative advice on archival issues.

Benefits and Culture:

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.  


Our benefits include: 

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the Sunday, 9th September at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch:

Claire Hankinson

Talent Acquisition Consultant

***********@unsw.edu.au

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Advertised: 23 Sep 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Oct 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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