Curatorial and Research Officer


Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority
Interpretation and Experience
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Position details

Applications close:

AEST

Award/Classification:

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Award - General Stream Band 4

Salary:

$80,593.00 to $92,764.00 per annum

Employment type:

Permanent, full-time

Region:

South

Location:

Port Arthur, Hobart

Job description:

We offer the right candidate a wonderful opportunity to be creative, to learn, and to make a valuable contribution to an important program of work. We are looking for a Curatorial & Research Officer to join our team at some of Tasmania's premier cultural heritage sites – Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory historic sites.

We are looking for a Curatorial and Research Officer to join our team at some of Tasmania's premier cultural heritage sites – Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites. The Curatorial and Research Officer will provide curatorial and research support across the Interpretation and Experience division. The role will work both within teams and independently to research, design, and develop content for a wide range of outputs.

Duties

  • Assist with research and development of interpretation, exhibitions, public programs, education programs, and online content.  
  • Undertake the development of research bodies to inform the work of the I&E Division into the future
  • Writing in accessible language for public outcomes including exhibition text, tour scripts, social media and other written forms.
  • Contribute to strategic planning activities for the three sites.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure activities and goals are aligned.
  • Assist in coordination of specific interpretation and experience projects.
  • Contribute to a robust documentation process to future proof for any future changes/edits/reprints etc

Essential Requirements

  • Citizenship or residency requirements
  • Working with vulnerable people check
  • Driver’s licence

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience researching and writing content for interpretation within a museum/gallery/historic site context
  • Experience working with museum collection/archive databases

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File PD_Curatorial and Research Officer 29042024.pdf

Download File PD_Curatorial and Research Officer 29042024.docx

Download File Info for Applicants - Curatorial and Research Officer.pdf

Download File Info for Applicants - Curatorial and Research Officer.docx

How to apply

Please apply online by clicking the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Please submit your resume and a 300-word (max) written pitch outlining your suitability for the role and reason for applying.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria. 

Refer to the 'Information for Applicants' document for further information. 

Please note attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact the PAHSMA Recruitment team at recruitment@portarthur.org.au

For more information

David Perkins

Interpretation & Experience Manager

David.Perkins@portarthur.org.au

0419306327

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