We seek a dynamic and motivated individual to perform the diverse duties of the Exhibition Curator at the RAAF Museum. The successful candidate will hold a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies or equivalent and have at least three years experience in a curatorial or museological field.
As part of a small team the Exhibition Curator will, under limited direction, undertake moderately complex exhibition related duties within set timeframes, working towards shared goals.
The individual is expected to be able to contribute to the planning and development of the RAAF Museum displays and, with an eye for detail, be able to initiate to completion new informative displays, as well as undertake other similar interpretive maintenance and refurbishments.
The Exhibition Curator will also shoulder additional collection management activities, as directed by the Museum’s policies and guidelines, and work with and contribute to the Museum database.
It is essential that the individual work with RAAF heritage items and contribute to their preservation and management during their interpretive development and whilst on display.
The ability to work through challenges and have a solution based attitude is necessary. It is anticipated that the individual will contribute to the planned exhibition’s completion through research, investigation and the production of interpretation, and have the ability to create those presentations through the application of modern curatorial techniques.
It is also expected that, during the interpretive research, areas for development of the RAAF Heritage Collection will become evident and the individual will then need to identify possible future acquisitions via military and civilian sources, to annul the identified defects.
Apart from seeking additional challenges, the individual is expected to have proven project management skills, take ownership of the outcomes, responsibility for the accuracy of completed work, as well as operate collegiately within the Museum’s Collections arena and the entire Museum team.
The incumbent will be required to research and draft information for inclusion in reports or other associated activities, and may also be required to participate in significant events, as well as supervising other staff or volunteers in curatorial related tasks.
This position requires engagement with other Government agencies, external individuals and organisations, and therefore requires strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ongoing management of the Disaster Manual and CCTV system throughout the display complex is anticipated. Additional requirements include completion of rostered unit security duty, impromptu tours or dealings with the visiting public and occasional overtime duties.