Metadata Team Leader

at University of Melbourne

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University's budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University's business.

About the role

The Metadata Team Leader is responsible for developing and coordinating team workflows for the creation and maintenance of metadata across a number of systems in the University Library: contributing to the development of cataloguing/metadata standards; and coordinating metadata projects to describe and provide access to collections, print and digital. The position provides leadership, direction and training to the Metadata team to meet the team's priorities and responsibilities, in consultation with the Manager, Metadata & Resource Sharing.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated leadership, planning and organisation skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service principles including the ability to be flexible, and to anticipate and be responsive to client needs.

  • Advanced understanding of metadata and classification schema within a library environment

  • Understanding of library management systems, especially cataloguing functions, including record load and global update processes, and other systems, such as DSpace and Symplectic Elements

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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