Curator - History Trust of SA
Department for Education
Job reference: 516586
Location: - VARIOUS -, 5000 - ADELAIDE BC, 5015 - PORT ADELAIDE, 5234 - BIRDWOOD
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Why work with us:

Join the team at the History Trust of South Australia and work across the Migration Museum, The South Australian Maritime Museum and the National Motor Museum.

The Curator is accountable to the Senior Curator for contributing to the planning, research and development of projects and programs (including exhibitions, public programs, collections, education and digital) that engage, inform and inspire our visitors.


What you will do:

  • Contribute to the planning, research, development and delivery of audience-centred History Trust programs, including exhibitions, collections, and public, education and digital, that engage, inform, entertain and inspire our audiences.
  • Contribute to the research, communication and contemporary relevance of (South) Australian history and the State History Collection to broad audiences.
  • Provide curatorial advice and expertise to inform the development and delivery of the History Trust’s South Australian history network capacity building and community engagement programs.
  • In line with relevant policies and procedures, contribute to the care, documentation, conservation, development and accessibility of the State History Collection.
  • Contribute to the acquisitions and deaccessioning programs of the History Trust of SA by researching and assessing the provenance, significance and condition of historical material.
  • Assist with the preparation and installation of exhibitions and public programs.
Qualification / Skills you will bring:


  • Degree in History, Museum Studies or related field.
  • Knowledge of museum practices, principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of South Australian and Australian history.
  • Demonstrated skills in historical research, analysis and writing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in producing exhibitions and public programs to engage a popular audience with sound scholarship.


  • Experience with collections management systems and digital asset management systems.
  • Knowledge of community museums and public libraries network.
  • Knowledge in managing a museum collection to ensure its preservation, documentation and development.


Special Conditions:

The successful applicant is required to gain a Department for Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry. 

For all other Special Conditions please refer to the attached Position Description.


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, applicants are required to submit a CV, Pre-Employment Declaration, Cover Page (refer application package) and a Capability Statement demonstrating their suitability for the role by addressing the selection criteria (Section B of the Role Statement).

Applicants should include the name, address and contact number of three (3) current referees.



$66,469 - $81,142 – increment relating to experience.



Enquiries can be directed to Adam Paterson, Manager Curatorial on Email:

Applications should be made through the I Work For SA website.


Additional Note:

This is a full-time 12-month contract role (1.0 FTE) with possibility of renewal, commencing ASAP.


Applications close: 30/01/2023 6:00 PM

- Guidelines to apply.pdf
- HTSA Application Cover Sheet.docx
- Position Description - PO1 Curator_M02084 HTSA.pdf
- VL233 Pre-employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.