Expression of Interest – Museum Digitisation Project

Tamworth Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified contractor/s to document and digitise the Tamworth Regional Council cultural collections.

There are opportunities available for this project which has been made possible through the Create NSW Regional Cultural Fund’s digitisation round. Part-time fixed term contract/s have been identified for designated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The successful contractor/s will require excellent organisation skills, effective communication and an understanding of the Museum and Gallery sector. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area are highly desirable or demonstrated relevant experience. The contract/s is allocated at $47.00 per hour over the course of the 12-month project located at Tamworth Regional Gallery and various museum sites.

Please provide evidence of demonstrated experience to address the following contractor criteria below:

  • Provide First Nations advice, guidance and information on Tamworth’s cultural collections and the wider region.
  • Work in partnership with the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council, First Nations cultural knowledge holders and other First Nations individuals and groups.
  • Perform digitisation of Tamworth’s cultural collections to increase the quality and quantity of digitised online records
  • Support the care, documentation, digitisation and effective management of Tamworth’s cultural collections
  • Build strong relationships and networks with volunteers in participating museums, archives and the Gallery.
  • Support the training of Tamworth’s Cultural Collections’ staff and volunteers and provide on-going mentoring. In particular, cataloguing and digitisation training in line with required digitisation standards outlined in M&GNSW’s Crystal Clear: standards and guidelines for regional digitisation.
  • Provide and maintain technical knowledge of developments in photography, video and digital imaging to enhance skills, enable effective operation and implement best practice collection digitisation.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers to implement strategies to promote our museums, archives and the Tamworth Regional Gallery collections to visitors and the community.

Made possible with support from the NSW Government through the Regional Cultural Fund.

For further information please contact the Tamworth Regional Gallery on 02 6767 5248 or visit our website www.tamworthregionalcouncil.com.au. Expressions of Interest close at 5pm on Thursday 3 June 2021 and can be submitted to trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au. Please quote reference number E151-2021. 

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Made possible with support from the NSW Government through the Regional Cultural Fund.

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