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Metadata Innovator

Job No.: 640840

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $105,204 - $116,128 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Lead specialist, innovative thinking
  • Enhance discoverability and access to content and collections
  • Maximise the impact of metadata

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

The Organisation

Monash University Library is one of Australia’s leading academic libraries. Central to our 2020-2025 strategy is the vision of being a ‘modern, global top 100 library’ where our content, collections, facilities, services and culture represent best practice and collectively make a significant contribution to the University’s reputation and impact. We continually evaluate what we do in relation to the University’s goals and always look ‘through our users’ eyes’. While we work to ensure that our users’ experiences with the Library are productive, useful, efficient and rewarding, we aspire to delight by exceeding their expectations. For more on the work we do, please visit our website.

The Opportunity

Join at an exciting time, and bring your experience to deliver the Library’s Metadata Strategy and support the Content and Collections Manager in the delivery of the Library’s operations and practice, and manage the Library’s metadata creation, management and dissemination functions.

As the Metadata Innovator you will manage a range of strategic and operational activities to create, reuse, share, and disseminate metadata relating to Library collections, the University’s research and researchers, and Monash identifiers. A key part of your role will be to ensure that metadata relating to content and collections supports discovery and access in global digital networks including Trove, WorldCat, ArXiv, and HathiTrust, VIAF and ISNI, and ensures specifications and relationships with local and international industry partners and suppliers of metadata support the Library’s strategic goals.

You will explore and implement strategic and innovative solutions to maximise the impact and value of metadata for Monash researchers, identities and collections managed by the Library.

Using your excellent relationship building and communication skills you will engage with content providers, platforms, consortia, standards, and global initiatives on behalf of the Library to optimise and disseminate metadata that connects users to Monash content and collections, and enables enriched data-based services.

With an ability to motivate and develop staff you will provide leadership to metadata specialists in Collection Description, Data Quality and Research Outputs Collection Services (ROCS) in the delivery of high-level and professional services for effective achievement of the Library’s priorities, and provide expert advice at both strategic and operational levels.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

To apply 

Please include a cover letter of no more than 2 pages which addresses the Key Selection Criteria in a concise way and explains how you are a good fit for the role. Please note that you are not required to respond to each of the key selection criteria individually. 

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

Monash University seeks applicants for this opportunity who are able to demonstrate and present valid and current Australian work rights.


If you are interested in this role and want to know more about it, you are strongly encouraged to contact Susan Thomson, Content and Collections Manager, Monash University Library for a confidential conversation, +61 3 9905 0528

Position Description

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Closing Date

Monday 3 October 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT

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