Collections Coordinator (Fixed Term, Full or Part Time)

SALARY: To be negotiated
CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES ONLY: Tom Mosby (T +61 3 8662 6300; E tommosby@koorieheritagetrust.com)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8 October 2021

Are you looking for work in a dynamic and innovative arts and cultural organisation dedicated to telling the story of Victorian Aboriginal peoples and communities? Look no further. Working with, reporting to and supported by the Curatorial Manager, the Koorie Heritage Trust is currently recruiting to fill the role of Collections Coordinator.

Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Collections Coordinator role actively contributes to the registration, documentation (including coordinating relevant loans), care and preservation of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s unique and irreplaceable collections of Koorie and broader South East Australian Aboriginal art and artefacts, oral histories, photographic archives and reference library in accordance with professional museum standards. The Collections Coordinator also assists exhibitions curatorial staff with the development of exhibitions including the preparation and coordination of collections items included in our exhibitions program (whether temporary or permanent collections display).

Further information on the Collections Coordinator role including key selection criteria can be  downloaded here.

General Information

This role sits within our Exhibitions, Collections and Public Programming Team reporting to the Curatorial Manager.

We are an Aboriginal owned and managed not-for-profit organisation. Our Vision is to live in a society where Aboriginal culture and history are a fundamental part of Victorian life. Our Purpose is to promote, support and celebrate the continuing journey of the Aboriginal people of South Eastern Australia. Our Values are Respect, Honesty, Reciprocity, Curiosity.

We provide a unique environment rich in culture, heritage and history which welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to come together in the spirit of learning and reconciliation in a safe environment. We are a place for everyone. We see ourselves as a knowledge bank and vital community resource to facilitate sharing, learning, collaborating and creating.

We will continually monitor and measure our success against our 4 strategic goals: To ENGAGE with Victorian Aboriginal Communities; GROW the Collections; REACH new audiences; ENRICH our visitors’ experience.

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be addressed to
Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square
Cnr Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

or

Email: tommosby@koorieheritagetrust.com