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Data Storage Administrator

Queensland Museum Southbank

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Data Storage Administrator 

Brisbane Inner City  

$89,440 – 98,072per annum


  • Support the development and implementation of high quality digital curation and preservation services to enhance discovery, access and use of digital collections in research, curation and learning.
  • Develop and implement policies, strategies, standards and practices for curation of data and research collections, including establishing a cohesive, effective and achievable digital preservation program to ensure the long-term viability of research data and digital assets.
  • Develop and maintain guidelines addressing issues of data format, architecture, design and storage that need to be considered in determining long term curation, including future migration/re-formatting of digital content, and develop strategies and recommendations to address these issues.
  • Provide direction and guidance to QMN staff; and ensure a consistently high standard of service provision for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and monitor access to digital assets and research data in cloud storage.
  • Maintain and administer research data storage services; including monitoring system performance, storage usage and capacity, and data file integrity.
  • Provide ongoing training and support for users of the research data cloud storage at all QMN campuses.
  • Create, configure and provide tailored workflows for QMN staff and/or Programs to allow ingress and egress of research data to cloud storage.
  • Provide timely reports on research data cloud storage usage to management.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and peers while contributing to a productive and positive work environment.
  • Contribute to the safety culture of QMN by reporting all incidents and hazards and ensuring work is undertaken in the safest way possible, following all QMN Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies/procedures and guidelines relevant to the job.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities as they relate to key responsibilities of the role:

Supports strategic direction – Understands and supports the organisations vision, mission and business objectives. Follows direction provided by supervisor. Recognises how own work contributes to the achievement of organisational goals. Understands the reasons for decisions and recommendations. Understands the work environment and contributes to the development of work plans and team goals. Demonstrates an awareness of the implications of issues that may impact on own work objectives.

Achieves results – Sees tasks through to completion. Works within agreed priorities. Commits to achieving quality outcomes. Maintains accurate records and files. Seeks feedback from supervisor to gauge satisfaction and seeks assistance when required. Contributes own expertise to achieve outcomes for the business unit.

Supports productive working relationships – Builds and sustains positive relationships with team members and clients. Actively participates in teamwork and activities. Responds under direction to changes in client needs and expectations. Actively listens to colleagues and clients. Shares information and ensures others are kept informed of issues. Works collaboratively and operates as an effective team member.

Displays personal drive and integrity – Acts professionally at all times and operates within organisational policy and processes. Shows initiative and takes responsibility for accurate completion of work. Remains positive and responds to pressure in a calm manner.

Communicates with influence – Confidently presents messages in a clear, concise manner. Focuses on key points and uses appropriate language. Structures written and oral communication to ensure clarity. Listens to and considers different ideas and discusses issues credibly and thoughtfully. Identifies relevant stakeholders.

Selection Criteria for all roles within the Queensland Museum are based on the Queensland Public Service Commission’s Capability and Leadership Framework (CLF). For further information on the CLF please go to www.psc.qld.gov.au.  


A bachelor degree or higher qualification in a field relevant to the position.  


Queensland Museum Network — discovering Queensland, inspiring generations.

A museum for all Queenslanders that actively partners with diverse communities to enrich understanding of self and place.   

The Queensland Museum Network (QMN) holds a collection of more than 1 million items that help document the natural and cultural heritage of the State of Queensland. The Data Storage Administrator is a key role in the Museum's Collections and Research Program. You will be responsible for investigating and assisting with implementation of research data support services relating to data life cycle maintenance and data collection administration. This includes naming conventions, descriptions, metadata, storage policies, access and dissemination of various research datasets. Although the position may work closely with information technology staff, there is no requirement for configuration or management of computer systems, servers or network infrastructure.

Enquiries: Dean Beasley – (07)  3153 4480

Job Ad Reference: CAA391868

Application Details:   Please apply via Smart Jobs and Careers -   https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-QM416658  

Closing Date:  18 May 2022 

Job details
Date posted
14 May 2022
Admin & Office Support
Base pay
$89k - $98k
Contract type
Work type
Full Time
Job mode
Standard Business hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident

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