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Collection Manager, Terrestrial Invertebrates

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Job Ref:  315002
Employer:  Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA)
Job Type:  Contract
Adelaide SA, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $69,135 – $72,616 p.a.
Collection Manager, Terrestrial Invertebrates
State Development
Job reference: 315002
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

ASO4, $69,135 – $72,616 p.a.
Full time, working 37.5 hours per week

Role Purpose/Context:
The Collection Manager, Biological Sciences (Terrestrial Invertebrates) is responsible for the collection, preparation, identification, incorporation, loan, scientific study and interpretation of specimens in the South Australian Museum’s Biological Sciences Collections and for facilitating public and research access to the collection. This position has particular responsibility for the co-management of the Museum’s Terrestrial Invertebrates collections. The Terrestrial Invertebrates Collections at the South Australian Museum comprise insects, springtails, spiders, scorpions, pseudoscorpions, harvestmen, ticks, mites, centipedes and millipedes. It is one of the premier collections of Australian insects and springtails in the world, and also contains material from New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific and Antarctica. There are over 2 million pinned, spirit preserved or slide mounted specimens.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Sound experience with specimens based collections management practice (Essential).
  • Sound experience in managing collection items, data and research material in a rational, accurate and helpful manner (Essential)
  • Sound knowledge of terrestrial invertebrate biology and taxonomy and use of identification aids. (Essential)
  • Knowledge of the design, implementation and delivery of digitisation projects (Essential)
  • Knowledge of the role of cultural institutions, museums, most desirably in the areas of Biodiversity.

Essential/Desirable Qualifications:
A university degree or diploma in a relevant field, such as Zoology or Biology is desirable.

Special Conditions:
Some out of hours’ business work, intra and interstate travel may be required. Engagement in this role may be subject to a satisfactory Department for Communities and Social Inclusion background screening check.

Enquiries: Keith Maguire, Collections data manager and coordinator, South Australian Museum,

How to Apply:
Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and written application of no more than two pages, demonstrating their suitability for the role by addressing the key selection criteria above, in addition to Section B of the Role Statement (if desired). Applicants are to include the name, address and contact number of three current referees, one being your current line manager.


Applications to Debbie Churches, must be via iworkforSA

Applications close: 22/06/2018 6:00 PM 

ASO4 - CM Terrestrial Invertebrates.pdf

Flexibility Statement 
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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