13 September 2021

North Melbourne

$88,955 - $100,930


About PROV

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold around 100kms of records dating from 1830s right up to the present day.

Our impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and much more. These records hold stories of the key events and decisions that have shaped the history of the State of Victoria. 

Established under the Public Records Act 1973 our objectives are to:

  • issue and advise on standards regulating the creation, maintenance and security of public records

  • preserve public records of permanent value

  • ensure that the archives are accessible

About the role

The Digital Records Technical Specialist is a new role created to fully utilise our brand new archival systems, advance our digital records transfer and preservation programs, and develop creative and innovative solutions.

The role works in a small collaborative team responsible for the transfer of permanent digital records to PROV from Victorian public sector agencies. The role also researches, develops and maintains software solutions compliant with our Victorian Electronic Records Strategy (VERS) requirements to expedite digital records transfer projects and monitors our digital archive infrastructure, software and processes.

This is an external facing role working with diverse range of clients.  Reporting to the Manager Digital Transfer, the role works closely with the VERS Senior Technical Specialist and the Technology Services team.

About you

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • digital expertise to develop technical solutions with peers and clients

  • an interest in archival and digital preservation practice

  • flexibility to work on multiple projects concurrently

  • resilience to navigate difficulties or obstacles

  • highly developed communication and interpersonal skills


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