The Access Officer is a member of the Collection Access Unit. The position is responsible for processing requests for collection material, providing reference and library services, including rostered reference desk and phone shifts within standard opening and business hours, and giving presentations on the AIATSIS collection to visiting groups. The position also contributes to the review and development of policy and procedure documents as well as providing training and supervision to junior staff members. This position reports to the Senior Access Officer.
- be committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and will demonstrate a high level of cultural capability. They will therefore have the capacity to understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures; identify issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today; and communicate respectfully.
- understand the role of a major specialist collection in meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and researchers, and understand their particular needs and concerns in obtaining access.
- have a good understanding of the complexities of providing access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural material in accordance with copyright legislation, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rights over their cultural materials.
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.