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Lead, Preservation Services

South Bank

We are seeking a strategic and passionate leader for State Library's Preservation Services team, which has the important task of ensuring the protection and preservation of State Library's unique collections, in both physical and digital formats. With state-of-the-art facilities and resources, the team aims to preserve the collection so that items can be accessed, used and enjoyed by current and future generations. The team is also responsible for the digitisation of collection items and also offers advice, training and services to Queensland's regional libraries, other organisations and members of the public.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Arts/Culture/Heritage
Classification AO7
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/SLQ321928
Closing date 23-Sep-2019
Job duration
Contact person Margaret Warren
Contact details 07 38407828

Duties and responsibilities we'll trust you with

  • Delivering high quality onsite and statewide preservation services to support the protection,  preservation, and counter disaster planning of the physical and digital collections while meeting State Library's service commitments
  • Managing and leading a high performing Preservation Services team in the delivery of services, standards and procedures to safeguard and maintain the collection. This includes planning and overseeing team work plans, delivering on key service objectives and organisational priorities
  • Developing and managing high level and relevant strategies including creating and developing standards and services to instigate the digitisation and preservation of the collection aligned to State Library's strategic plan and reflective of national and international standards. This includes the evaluation of existing services, the creation of targets, reporting against milestones, and management of the digitisation schedule
  • Leading the team's annual program schedule and planning processes aligned to State Library's vision. This includes participating in the Portfolio planning process and contributing to the library's strategic outcomes
  • Leading stakeholder engagement activities including exploring and researching national, state and local government standards and procedures, public and private communities of interest as well as social trends. This includes examining industry sectors linking creative industries, technology and innovation with our services
  • Collaborating and forming partnerships across teams in the development of strategies, services and projects while leveraging staff expertise and support to ensure that the work undertaken is relevant and appropriate for the preservation of the collection
  • Collaborating, building and managing strategic relationships with external stakeholders to ensure the delivery of strategies, services and projects. This includes representing the library on external committees, in stakeholder engagement forums, project working groups, at industry meetings as well as events and presentations
  • Leading business improvement activities including the management and maintenance of relevant policies and procedures ensuring they meet best practice and State Library requirements
  • Working effectively with colleagues and peers while contributing to a productive and positive work environment in times of change and uncertainty. This includes being a proactive member of the Content Management leadership team
  • Participating in, contributing to and/or managing financial, human resource and/or ICT responsibilities as per the organisational delegations


Applications will remain current for up to 12 months from the closing date

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