ABC Archives Indigenous Unit Manager - ABC - EducationCareer

First listed on: 14 January 2021

ABC Archives Indigenous Unit Manager

This vacancy is open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, reflecting our commitment to the ABC's Reconciliation Action Plan, ABC Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022 and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987. 

  • Salary $120K circa plus 15.4% Nominated Super
  • Ultimo, Sydney: Convenient CBD location (near Central Station)

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the ABC’s newly established ABC Archives Indigenous Unit in leadership role. The unit has been established to interpret and describe the ABC Archives collection from an Indigenous perspective and to further develop a strategy and set of guidelines for managing Indigenous collections.  

The ABC is custodian of invaluable content, reflecting the culture, traditions, history, language and art of Australia’s first nations people. It’s presented from a variety of viewpoints including stories told from a non-Aboriginal perspective. The content created by, for and about Australia’s first people is a unique and rich legacy that is worthy of protection and management.

This role will see you drive the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, systems, guidelines, and procedures for the management of Indigenous content and information across ABC Archives ensuring alignment with Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property protocols.  You will provide expert specialist advice to colleagues regarding the ABC’s Indigenous Archives collection, and delegate the research, cataloguing and projects to achieve maximum utilisation of content and resources.

About You

You will hold qualifications in Library,Library, Archives, Collection Management, Preservation/Cultural heritage or be able to demonstrate significant experience requiring the ability  to manage and develop collections, including appraisal and metadata management

You will posses highly developed leadership skills with the proven ability to lead, manage and develop teams to deliver high levels of performance and output.  You'll also be able to demonstrate a high level of organisational, problem-solving and research skills. 

Working at the ABC

The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With more than 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across more than 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities.

The ABC's a great place to work; we provide various opportunities for Indigenous staff, including attending the national Indigenous staff conference, activities during NAIDOC week, regular networking events and mentoring support.
You'll have a friendly and supportive environment to learn and grow in, with a vibrant, dynamic and cohesive team and a manager who will help you with any questions and give you regular opportunities to talk about your progress. You'll also have access to a network of Indigenous staff and support from the ABC's Lead, Indigenous Employment and Diversity.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description:   50060140 ABC ARCHIVES INDIGENOUS UNIT MANAGER .pdf

For further information on this position please contact Janelle Mikkelsen, Manager Collections on 0405 747 894

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Applications Close: 11:55 pm, Sunday 14 February 2021

Please complete the online application form and submit as part of your application a Cover Letter and Resume. (Please note, there is no requirement to address the Selection Criteria as part of your application.)