Technical Officer, Terrestrial Zoology
The Western Australian Museum’s vision is to be an excellent and vibrant Museum, valued and used by all Western Australians and admired and visited by the world.
The WA Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an equitable and diverse working environment and providing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and young people. The Museum values the importance of a work environment which is representative of the wider community and which supports a variety of perspectives.
This is a full time, permanent vacancy. There will also be a Pool running for a period of 18 months from the initial appointment. Applicants deemed suitable will be placed into a pool where appointments may be considered for similar vacancies for full-time, part-time, casual, fixed term or permanency.
A current (within 6 months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy.
This position is located at the Museum’s Collections and Research Centre at 49 Kew Street, Welshpool.
This position undertakes a range of activities associated with the development, management and use of the Museum’s Terrestrial Zoology collections, with a focus on the herpetology (reptiles and frogs), mammal and bird collections. The Technical Officer (Terrestrial Zoology) is expected to maintain the collections, manage databases, accession specimens, work with visitors, manage loans of specimens and undertake routine work associated with the collections, including proper care of wet and dry specimens, in consultation with relevant Curators.
The Technical Officer will liaise with internal (New Museum, Media, Education, E&D) and external (visiting researchers, other State and Commonwealth government departments, industry partners) stakeholders. The Technical Officer is expected to organise equipment and supplies for the lab and field work, overseeing the packing and transport of specimens and ensuring occupational health and safety requirements are adhered to.
Conducting with and assisting Curators with scientific projects is also required, thus the position requires relevant taxonomic and technical knowledge in Terrestrial Zoology, with an emphasis on herpetology and other vertebrates.
How to apply for this position
- Applicants are required to apply on-line and must provide;
- a comprehensive CV
- no more than a two A4 page (Word or PDF document) outlining your skills and knowledge in relation to the Work-Related Requirements that are listed on the attached Job Description Form
- a copy of your degree certificate with your application.
- For further details on how to apply please read the attached ‘Applicant Information Package’.
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Please note that all of the Essential Work-Related Requirements will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
For further job-related information, please contact Kenny Travouillion on (08) 9212 3788 (not to be contacted for an Applicant Information Package.)
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