13 January 2022


$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.

In a typical week at work, you may be required to: 

  • Support the Program Manager, Digital Preservation to identify, setup, test and document repository activities, procedures, and workflows to ensure current and ongoing management of and access to digital preservation assets, including:   

    • Managing ingest and ongoing management processes for preservation assets (e.g. integrity checking, reporting, file format identification processes, communication with key contributing producers of digital assets for issue monitoring and resolution, maintaining repository security, and iterative development of custom indexing and user interface setup)

    • Aiding collaborative work to develop and implement digital preservation planning and technology watch processes and procedures 

    • Liaison with information technology support for management, upgrades, and changes to the preservation system and infrastructure

    • Participating in a range of professional networks to keep up to date with developments, to evaluate trends, and to monitor and investigate new technologies

 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.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.  

Benefits of Working with Us 

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits: 

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options 

  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading 

  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs 

  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club 

  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families 

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers 

Be Yourself @ UoM 

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles. 

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role. 

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

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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