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Scientific Officer – Australian Archaeology: Australian Museum, Sydney. Closes 8/8/19

Scientific Officer – Australian Archaeology: Australian Museum, Sydney

https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/job/scientific-officer-archaeology-163272

Scientific Officer Grade 4 ($112,213 – $117,909) with a total remuneration package up to $130,702 per annum

Salary Classification: Scientific Officer Grade 4 ($112,213 – $117,909) with a total remuneration package up to $130,702 per annum (equivalent to Level B, step 1 Lecturer USYD)

Employment Status: Temporary full time employment for a period of up to 3 years

Location: Sydney CBD

About the agencies

This is a joint appointment between the Australian Museum and the University of Sydney. 

The Australian Museum operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC). The Museum provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The Australian Museum’s purpose is to be a place of exploration and discovery, inspiring responsibility for our world by promoting knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of science, nature and culture. This is a joint-appointment with the University of Sydney through the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. SOPHI is a large teaching and research school within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that undertakes comprehensive education and research in the mainstream disciplines of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy.

For more information, visit the Australian Museum website and refer to the Australian Museum Science Strategy

 

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people. People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, Australian Museum will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard

 

About the role

To increase the impact of archaeology at the Australian Museum and the University of Sydney by undertaking an innovative field and collection-based research program in the archaeology of First Nations people, with a preferred focus in New South Wales, and engage diverse audiences in the history of the human past in Australia and the wider Asian and Pacific regions.

This role will further develop the research profile of the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) and of SOPHI within the area of Australian archaeology. S/he will supervise postdoctoral junior academic staff and postgraduate and honours students.

  About the Aboriginal Archaeology Collection held in the Australian Museum

The Aboriginal Archaeological collection at the Australian Museum is one of the oldest in the country, dating back to the late-1800s. It is the most comprehensive collection of Aboriginal archaeological objects for New South Wales: a collection notable by its cultural material evidence and thematic extent, heritage and historical nature, the quality of its documentation and accessibility for Aboriginal community members, researchers and stakeholders. The collection holds over 78,000 individual artefacts in addition to more than 2500 archaeological assemblages. Collection coverage is Australia-wide with its strongest representation from New South Wales and Queensland. Many of the archaeological assemblages come from excavated sites which have played a significant role in writing the First Nations history of New South Wales as well as Australia. 

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate;

  • A PhD in Archaeology with a strong background in archaeology of the First Nations of Australia relevant to the Museum’s research priorities http://australianmuseum.net.au/uploads/documents/30101/amri_sciencestrategy_2015.pdf 
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct research as evidenced by international/peer reviewed publications and success in attracting research funding. 
  • Adequate knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.  

 

For more information please download the documents Role Description and Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

 

Applicants must submit

1. Resume

2. A one to two page covering letter which addresses the above essential requirements.

3. A submission that addresses each of the eight focus capabilities listed in the Role Description. (Please provide one paragraph for each capability.)

4. A two page submission addressing how your work relates to the AMRI research priorities and can connect to at least some of the research and teaching activities of the Department of Archaeology.

As part of the online application process you will be prompted to answer two targeted questions.    

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Records Check, refer to link; https://npcoapr.police.nsw.gov.au/aspx/dataentry/Introduction.aspx

The Australian Museum welcomes applications from First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.

New employment legislation applies to the NSW public sector with effect from 24th February 2014. All current and new Public Service non-executive employees will be employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans.

Casual Archaeologists, Extent Heritage WA. Closes 19 July 2019

Expressions of interest – Casual Archaeologists, Extent Heritage WA

 

About Extent Heritage WA

Extent Heritage WA is part of the Extent Heritage Pty Ltd family, respected heritage advisors to the public and private sector across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our team provide frank and informed advice to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of various sizes and complexity. We work closely with our clients and relevant stakeholders to develop holistic, timely and proactive outcomes whilst balancing the conservation needs of heritage places.

Seeking Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest for casual archaeologists to support projects being carried out in regional and remote Western Australia.

To find out more or to submit your expression of interest, please go to seek.com before Friday 19 July 2019.

About the Role

Extent Heritage WA is seeking expressions of interest for casual archaeologists to support projects being carried out in regional and remote Western Australia.

About Extent Heritage WA

Extent Heritage WA is part of the Extent Heritage Pty Ltd family, respected heritage advisors to the public and private sector across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Our team provide frank and informed advice to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of various sizes and complexity. We work closely with our clients and relevant stakeholders to develop holistic, timely and proactive outcomes whilst balancing the conservation needs of heritage places.

About You

  • You have a degree in archaeology with Honours or equivalent
  • You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in the heritage industry
  • You are highly flexible, adaptable and willing to work in a dynamic and constantly changing environment
  • You have demonstrated your ability to work autonomously when required, but also as part of a broader team can readily adopt advice and direction when required
  • You are a proactive team player, willing to ask questions and make suggestions to ensure work is always delivered to a high quality
  • You have knowledge of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural heritage management in Australia.
  • You have experience in heritage surveys, site recording, significance assessment and heritage related research.
  • You have a working knowledge of applicable Western Australian and Commonwealth legislation
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • You have a valid manual drivers’ license

Desirable Criteria

  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Valid 4WD qualification
  • Experience working in a commercial environment
  • Experience in community consultation and engagement around cultural heritage.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal organisations
  • Experience with Native Title
  • Experience doing remote field work