About the Family History Unit
The Family History Unit is part of the AIATSIS Collection Services Group.
The Indigenous Family History Unit (FHU) is solely funded through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Safety and Wellbeing Program. The FHU’s core business is to provide family history research support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Link Up services across Australia, prioritising the needs of the Stolen Generations. The team is small and works to achieve very specific goals each month.
About the Role
The Indigenous Family History Research Officer is an integral part of a small team of four and is responsible for:
- responding to a rostered telephone line and email address for public requests
- assisting Link-Up services and Indigenous clients with their enquiries relating to family history research through phone calls, emails and in person
- undertaking family history research as allocated by the Research Coordinator using various publically available databases including AIATSIS collections catalogue (Mura)
- preparing research findings reports for each case
- assisting with family history training presenting information to groups visiting AIATSIS and community group events
- maintaining databases
- providing administrative support to the Unit
- contributing to the achievement of AIATSIS goals and objectives.
Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply.
Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term
Non- ongoing role until 30 June 2021
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.