Digital And Special Collections Archivist
Organisation/Entity: Art Gallery of NSW
Job Category: Library | Archives
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00007IY8
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $110,913. Package includes salary ($88,184 – $100,056), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: +61 2 9225 1762 – Steven Miller
Closing Date: 21/08/2020 – 11:59 PM

Temporary up to 2.5 years – 35 hours per week
Sydney CBD – The Domain
Librarian/Archivist Grade 2
Total Remuneration Package up to $110,913
Salary range ($88,184 to $100,056)

Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is located in Sydney’s The Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and near the Central Business District. The Gallery acknowledges the original custodians of this land – the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. The Gallery attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually and runs Australia’s largest education program with over 90,000 student and teacher visits per year.

With the recent approval of our expansion project, the Gallery is poised to deliver a new state-of-the-art building, located next to our existing and much-loved building. Providing us with close to double the current exhibition space, the expanded Gallery will enable us to share more art with more people and provide more family, learning and educational programming for all our audiences. Concurrent refurbishments to our existing building will also provide a new home for the Gallery’s National Art Archive.

The National Art Archive is the most significant collection of original archival material on the visual arts in Australia. It includes the Gallery’s Institutional Archive, dating back to 1871, along with the collected archives of over 400 artists, commercial galleries, art societies, art historians, curators and collectors. The National Art Archive is a diverse and important record of visual culture and art making across Australia and increasingly includes audio-visual and born-digital content

To help us achieve our ambition, we are seeking diverse, collaborative, supportive and brilliant individuals to work alongside our existing talent and build on our rich history to create an even more inspiring Gallery for the future.

For more information about the Gallery and our future, please visit our website

Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability.

About the Role

This role will ensure that digital, audio-visual and photographic archives of the National Art Archive are well-managed for long-term preservation and made more accessible through digital platforms and on-site for gallery staff, researchers and the interested public. The Digital and Special Collections Archivist will be a key team member contributing to the 3-year Digital Preservation Project beginning in 2020.

For more information about the role please view the role description and information for applicants or call the nominated contact person listed in the advertisement.

What technical / soft skills you require

Relevant tertiary qualifications and substantial experience working with born digital collections.
Experience in the principles and practices of contemporary archiving and in the use and development of library/archive/collection management systems.
Strong awareness and understanding of international standards and best practice for digital collecting and standards for the management of born digital material.
Practical experience in the use of systems, databases, online tools, hardware and applications to preserve digital collections.

For the full advertisement please go here:

If you require further details about this role, please contact Steven Miller, Head of the National Art Archive +61 2 9225 1762 or

Applications must be lodged electronically via the website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 21 August 2020 11.59 pm

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