Photographer - Broadband 4 (APS 4-5)

Ongoing – Full-time

Position Description

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

This position has two primary roles, the capture of high quality Public Affairs photographs and video of events and ceremonies held at the AWM. The imagery produced is used for in house publications as well as delivery to external clients. As these ceremonies are held on specific dates the activities of the role requires the flexibility to work designated weekends and outside normal business hours.

The second function is high quality photography of national collection objects, the capturing of preservation or publication quality imagery either as stills (including 3D) or video used across a diversity of channels including exhibitions, publications, public programs, and digital online media to our stakeholders around Australia and internationally.

Core Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Multimedia Production Manager:

  • Perform and produce publication and exhibition level digital imagery including photography, 3D scanning and 360 video of material associated with the Memorial’s collection. Using a variety of professional photography, video and scanning equipment as well as lighting and studio setup. Assist with the maintenance and calibration of equipment such as high grade graphic monitors and capture equipment.
  • Under established Public Affairs protocols represent the Memorial as an official photographer/videographer for public events and VIP visits. Edit and create publication quality photographs and video productions using a variety of software tools including Adobe Creative Suite and BlackMagic Resolve to highlight and promote the activities of the Australian War Memorial.
  • Undertake as directed digital colour management and workflow procedures associated with the Memorial’s digitisation, preservation and access programs.
  • Maintain collection image integrity in accordance with National Collection established guidelines and practices.
  • Maintain and interpret preservation and technical metadata requirements within collection business systems (CMS - MICA and DAMS - MediaBin).
  • Ensure the correct manual handling and movement protocols of a wide range of objects as required, including but not limited to photographic equipment, ladders and items from the collection.
  • Support corporate priorities, participate in team meetings and contribute to maintaining a safe, healthy and productive workspace. Participate in team planning and training processes and suggest continuous improvements to processes and procedures
  • Abide by and further the principles and practices of Work health and Safety as outlined in the WPS Act, taking reasonable care for personal health and safety and ensuring that acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons.

Additional Requirements

  • Professional and proficient use of digital photographic, video camera and edit systems.
  • Advanced digital understanding and skills of production techniques.
  • Advanced colour management knowledge and digital interpretation skills.

Mandatory Qualifications 

  • A tertiary qualification in photography, public affairs or related discipline, and demonstrated experience in the media and/or a public relations practitioner.

Memorial employees are expected to model the following behaviours:

Care about their work Understand what is required  
Be enthusiastic                                                    Learn all they can
Contribute fully each day   Be solution focused
Drive results                                                        Don’t give up
Help others, and ask for help                              Make a corporate contribution

The Memorial is committed to workplace diversity and maintains an environment that values the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The Memorial welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. To be eligible for ongoing or non-ongoing employment, Australian Citizenship is required.

To Apply

Please prepare the following documents before you start your application.  There is no ability to save your application and revisit, it must be completed in one session.

  1.     A response addressing the Selection Criteria (maximum 2 pages)
  2.     Current Resume

Applications should be submitted in WORD ( .doc or .docx) or .PDF. by Midday (AEST) on 3 February 2020.

For further information on the position, please call the Contact Officer: Trevor Carter 6243 4596

If you experience any problems with the application system please contact the Recruitment Team on 02 6243 4234 or email employment@awm.gov.au

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