Terrestrial Archaeology Technical Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$74,270 - $81,966 p.a.
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Archaeology
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270 - $81,966 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park
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About the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

At the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences we inspire ground-breaking ways of viewing the world.  Encompassing teaching and research activities in history and archaeology, social sciences, language, literature and culture, and the creative arts, the College aim to bring together high profile interdisciplinary and disciplinary projects dedicated to major cultural, environmental, geographical, historical, and social challenges of our time.

About the Role

We are seeking a Terrestrial Archaeology Technical Officer to provide timely, high-level laboratory and equipment maintenance support to the staff and students within the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Utilising your laboratory management experience, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the archaeology field and laboratory equipment by ensuring all the equipment is stored, maintained, and serviced in accordance with internal policies and legislative requirements. This includes keeping up-to-date and accurate records for both servicing and loans registers.
  • Training and educating staff and students on the safe and effective use of laboratories and equipment, including safety inductions.
  • Managing and maintaining relevant Work Health and Safety requirements such as inductions, chemical handling, registration, and licensing of applicable equipment and ensuring safe work procedures are adhered to.
  • Providing technical support to staff and students relating to field and laboratory teaching and research and the Digital Archaeology Lab (DAL).
  • Ensuring storage and curation of artefacts in the research collection is in accordance with internal policy, state and national guidelines, current legislation and ethics permits.

About You

A highly organised individual, you will utilise these skills to prioritise your workload and ensure the field and laboratory equipment is managed effectively. You will have strong attention to detail to ensure Work Health and Safety requirements are prioritised and managed in accordance with legislation, and accurate records are maintained.

The successful candidate will also possess:

  • Completion of a diploma or degree qualification in a relevant field OR an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Ability to troubleshoot faults with the field and laboratory equipment and determine when an external provider is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory management.
  • Familiarity with archaeological photography, laboratory, fieldwork and/or survey techniques.
  • Experience and an understanding of managing work health and safety requirements will be highly regarded.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office applications and databases.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Scott Castledine.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

02 Apr 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.