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Audiovisual Preservation Officer - Various positions

Job No: 496784
Work Type: Full Time or Part Time
Location: Sydney

About the role

The Collection Management Branch is responsible for transferring, storing, preserving and digitising the National Archives' collection so it remains accessible for future generations. 

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. We carry out daily activities and make long term decisions to ensure that the collection will be available years from now regardless of technology.

The National Archives is looking for Film Preservation Digitisation officers and Preservation Metadata officers to undertake duties associated with the preservation digitisation of the audiovisual collection, including identification, examination, repackaging, cataloguing and copying of audiovisual records in accordance with preservation standards.

The position of Film Preservation Digitisation Officer requires excellent attention to detail and a capacity to handle, repackage and store audio-visual items to approved standards. An understanding of audio-visual analogue production paths and digitisation practices is highly desirable. A background in audio-visual production and post production or relevant tertiary qualifications would also be an advantage.

The position of Preservation Metadata is responsible for carrying out duties to preserve the metadata associated with audiovisual materials held in the archives collection. The role requires a keen attention to details and a proactive approach to reporting, documenting and identifying resolutions in following up on data and/or system issues encountered.

Please refer the combined Job Description for more details on roles and responsibilities.


To be eligible for the role you must be an Australian citizen. If you are selected, you will be required to successfully undergo a pre-employment check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a Negative Vetting 1 clearance level.

How to apply

You need to apply through our e-recruitment system.

Your application will need to include:

  • the names and contact details of at least two referees, one of whom should be a current supervisor.
  • your current resume.
  • statement (750 words maximum), describing how your skills, knowledge, and experience/qualifications would enable you to perform the duties of the role taking into account the “Performance Expectations” at the relevant classification and the National Archives’ Vision, Mission and Commitments as expressed in Strategy 2030 and Our Values.


Position description

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