26 July 2021


$96,002 - $103,921 (UOM 7)


About the role

As the Digital Curation Technical Specialist, you will be a highly flexible, collaborative, and innovative individual, committed to collaboratively establishing, maintaining, and improving the University’s digital stewardship capabilities across a range of digital program initiatives. Based within the Digital Stewardship (Research) (DSR) team in Scholarly Services, you will join a small and dedicated team responsible for establishing and delivering sustainable, continuously improving digital services.

About you

You will bring to the role your knowledge of and experience with developing and implementing procedures and workflows for digital curation, digital archiving, and digital preservation techniques, technologies, and standards, including knowledge of sustainable file formats, metadata, and quality control.

You will also have:

  • A degree in information management, other relevant discipline or training, or experience in digital curation, digital archiving, and digital preservation technology, theory and practice.

  • An understanding of long-term digital stewardship principles, and the skills and practices that maintain digital assets over time

  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical expertise, workflows and tools to establish or improve the administration and robustness of operational digital systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with digital data, metadata, systems and API’s within a repository or data system context. Working knowledge of scripting or programming, and familiarity with JSON, XML, REST and web development.


  • 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

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits  


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 CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria


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Advertised: 13 Jul 2021 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 26 Jul 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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