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Assistant Director, Preservation and Photographic Digitisation - EL1

Job No: 495731
Work Type: Full time
Location: Canberra

The Collection Management Branch is responsible for setting information management requirements for Australian Government agencies, and selecting, managing and preserving the National Archives’ collection so it remains accessible for future generations. The Branch develops policies and systems as well as provides services, undertakes research, and plans and implements projects relating to the care, management and accessibility of archival records.

The Assistant Director, Preservation and Photographic Digitisation position is based in the National Archives’ Canberra Office at Mitchell, undertaking activities to ensure the long-term preservation of nationally significant Australian Government information.

The Preservation section is responsible for the preservation and long term accessibility of the most significant records of the Commonwealth in both physical and digital form. This position supports daily operations for the preservation of archival records in all formats and makes long term decisions to ensure that the collection will be available years from now regardless of technology.

This position manages the Preservation and Photographic Digitisation teams in Canberra, including human resources, budget and related financial management; ensuring that client and project work meets targets, deadlines and standards of service; and the selection, acquisition, maintenance and disposal of equipment and assets.

This role will also have responsibility for the development and application of policy and decision making in end to end processes which impacts the entire physical and digital collection, its authenticity, accessibility and long term preservation outcomes.

The position requires proven leadership capability and a strong strategic focus, the capacity to build and sustain positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. This position also requires the ability to identify priorities, pursue innovative approaches and achieve results.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting 1.

How to apply: Applications must be submitted via our online e-recruitment system. Applicants must in 1000 words or less outline the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this role. Please refer to the position description for this role.

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