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Manager Reference Services - APS Level 6 (Ongoing)

Job No: 496204
Work Type: Full time
Location: Canberra

Reference and Description Services consists of three client focused teams that: provide strategic direction and oversight of the National Reference and Description Service in an increasingly digital environment comprising; onsite and online reference services to assist a diverse range of researchers, the community and government agencies to access the national archival collection; development and delivery onsite, online and offsite of programs to education and connect a range of communities and groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the collection; strategic direction and oversight of the description of the collection; and co-ordination of the National Archives’ volunteer program.

We are seeking an experienced and committed person to manage our National office Reference Services team that delivers reference and access services to the public and agency researchers and develop and present, onsite, online and offsite programs designed to educate and connect the community to the national archival collection.

Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to NV2.

Recruitment: Tertiary qualifications, experience in archives or cultural heritage collection related fields and/or membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian Society of Archivists or other relevant professional organisations, are highly desirable.

How to apply: You need to apply through our e-recruitment systemApplicants 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.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: RecruitAbility | Australian Public Service Commission (


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