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Audio Preservation Officer (APS Level 4, Chester Hill, NSW)

The Collection Management Branch of the National Archives of Australia is responsible for ensuring that the national archival collection is retained in a stable and accessible state over time.

The Audiovisual Preservation Section provides technical services, undertakes research, and coordinates and implements projects relating to the long-term preservation and management of archival records in a range of audiovisual formats.

As an Audio Preservation Officer you will undertake duties associated with the preservation treatment and digitisation of audio materials held in the National Archives' Collection. This includes identification, examination, remediation, repackaging, cataloguing and digitisation of various current and obsolete audio formats to preservation standards and the application of preventive conservation practices.

Closes: Close-of-business 10 July 2016

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

Location: State Office, Chester Hill, NSW

Please note: This is an ongoing, full-time position.

Position reference: 32342

Please submit a full application addressing each selection criteria along with your employment application form and resume to by the closing date.

Selection documentation:

Temporary Employment Register (APS Levels 1-6 and Executive Levels 1-2, All offices)

The National Archives of Australia is looking for candidates interested in being included on our Temporary Employment Register.

Positions available through the temporary employment register will be non-ongoing (less than 12 months) and may be on a full-time, part-time or casual basis depending on the business needs of the area.

The temporary employment register will be open until 30 June 2016. Your application will remain active on the register until 30 June 2016 or until you notify us that you are no longer actively seeking employment.

After 30 June 2016 candidates still interested in being on our temporary employment register will need to revisit our website for instruction on how to reapply.

Eligibility: Candidates must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to Baseline level as a minimum.

Please note:

  • Candidates will only be contacted if a vacancy arises suiting their skills and experience.
  • Positions are non-ongoing and candidates should not expect to gain ongoing employment.
  • This Temporary Employment Register is for job seekers only. We do not accept unsolicited résumés.

Application form

In order to register, please complete the form below, attach as a pdf (or .docx/.doc) with your current curriculum vitae (CV) and email to

Important: In the title of your email please include your name and State/Territory you are interested in working in (eg "Temp Register – John Smith – ACT", or "Temp Register – John Smith - Tasmania").

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