Specialist (Local Heritage & Research)

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Keryl Collard
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Maitland City Council, NSW


Specialist (Local Heritage & Research)

Are you looking for a new and exciting leadership opportunity? We are currently seeking a Specialist (Local Heritage & Research) to support our Libraries and Learning department.

Maitland is a dynamic city, conveniently situated in the Hunter Valley, just a 30 minute drive from Newcastle and two hours from Sydney. Maitland’s liveability and employment opportunities have driven commercial investment and residential growth with over 90,000 residents expected to call Maitland home by 2023. We encourage our staff to actively engage with the community, create positive change and continuously improve our processes.

About the role

A new strategic direction for Maitland Libraries has resulted in a new exciting specialist role on offer! We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and growing our reputation.

The newly created Specialist Local Heritage and Research role will lead the development and delivery of exemplary local heritage and research services for Maitland Libraries, building capacity for library service delivery and customer experience.

This role will manage delivery of research services for local and family history, development of local collections and content creation through leveraging stakeholder relationships, partnerships and digital platforms.


Working as part of the Libraries and Learning team, you have a passion for history and an understanding of the vital role it has in creating a sense of place and growing community pride,

You will have solid research experience and project management skills, with the capacity to apply these in a cultural institution context. Your knowledge of content creation and curation will deliver insight to and grow engagement with Maitland’s rich history.

Your focus on collaboration will forge strong partnerships and alliances in the community and you will make a significant contribution to the delivery of the vision and ambition of Maitland Libraries through the collection, preservation and presentation of presentation of Maitland’s stories.


This is a permanent full time position with a salary range of $78,656 - $87,308 per year based on demonstrated competencies + 9.5% p.a. super.

Council also offers a range of other benefits for its employees, including:

  • Council supports the balance between work and life
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Fitness Passport
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy Employee Program
  • Long service leave after 5 years


If after reading the role charter you have any questions, contact Keryl Collard on 0408963529.

Applications close: Monday 21 September 2020

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council also completes a range of other pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, employment history checks (past 5 years), psychometric testing or a criminal history check. For more information about the recruitment process, visit our website and search ‘work with us’.

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