Saturday, September 27, 2008

Anthropology Position at the Australian Museum

DASR – Department of Arts, Sport & Recreation
Australian Museum

MANAGER, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CULTURE. Scientific Officer Grade 4/5, Permanent Full-time. Job Ref:.AM411 Total remuneration package valued up to $102,074 p.a. Including salary ($82,244 – $92,500), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for the Anthropology and Culture Unit in both the tangible and intangible cultural heritage areas.

Selection criteria: High level experience in Anthropology and Culture as well as management of cultural collections, preferably in a leadership role. Experience in working with Indigenous communities. Expert knowledge of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage issues including intellectual property and traditional knowledge issues. Strategic thinking and planning skills of a higher order, particularly in relation to forging new partnerships and implementing policies and strategies. High level financial, project management, staff management, negotiation skills and problem solving skills to resolve conflicting views. Ability to lead a team and be part of a team. High level communication skills, written and spoken, especially at a senior level with Museum administrators, researchers and public sector agencies. Tertiary qualifications in Anthropology or a related discipline.

Notes: Permanent appointment to the NSW Public Service is also subject to the applicant being an Australian citizen or permanent resident and a period of 6 months probation may apply if the successful applicant is appointed from outside of the NSW Public Service. Verification of Qualifications is a requirement.

Inquires: Vinod Daniel on (02) 9320 6115 or email

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Applications Marked ‘Confidential’ To: Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Unit, Australian Museum, 6 College St, SYDNEY NSW 2010, or email

Closing Date: Friday 10 October 2008

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