10 September 2019

Parkville, Melbourne

$91,913 - $99,495 (UOM 7) p/a



About the role

The Senior Archivist, Digital Systems will be a specialist in archival systems and digital archiving, working under the broad direction of the Deputy University Archivist. You will have a strong understanding and knowledge of archival theory and practice as demonstrated through experience performing archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation.

You will also have experience and knowledge of collection management and/or archival systems and request management systems which support collection management and online access to archival data in both digitised and born-digital forms. In this role you will liaise with internal and external stakeholders and supervise the Digital Archivist with oversight of developing a born-digital archives service for archival collections and University records.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A post graduate qualification in archival science with a strong component of managing systems and digital archiving or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Strong experience with metadata management, including a demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the application of archival metadata standards including the Australian Series System, ISAD(G) and EAD.
  • Experience and aptitude for metadata quality assurance and normalisation, including the use of tools such as Excel, OpenRefine, Python and/or R.
  • Experience with managing digitisation workflows and digital asset management, including selection and prioritisation, metadata creation, migration and management of preservation masters.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


-  Maximise your benefits through the University's 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/working/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.


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