We're hiring! Looking for a copyright adviser and advocate

The  Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) and Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) are seeking a full-time copyright adviser to contribute to copyright and access to information developments in Australia and overseas, and participate in a range of copyright advocacy efforts.

The ALCC is the main consultative body and policy forum for the discussion of copyright issues affecting Australian libraries and archives.The ADA is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector interests formed to promote balanced copyright law and provide an effective voice for a public interest perspective in the copyright debate. ADA members include internet intermediaries, universities, schools, consumer groups, galleries, museums, IT companies, scientific and other research organisations, libraries and individuals.

This is a unique and fast-paced role, with a diversity of opportunities available to the Copyright Adviser. Responsibilities include the development and communication of advocacy positions and policy submissions on a range of copyright issues, legal research and analysis, some public speaking, social media engagement, administration, and management of communications and relationships with members and external stakeholders. The copyright adviser also delivers workshops on copyright issues for the library and archive sector. Direct engagement and lobbying of government departments, parliamentarians and stakeholders on copyright advocacy are core requirements of this position.  Participation in forums, conferences and discussions on copyright and related issues is also encouraged.

It’s an exciting time to be in copyright law and policy, as governments worldwide consider how best to update copyright laws for the internet age. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate to further develop expertise in digital copyright and access to information issues, and establish relationships with a range of stakeholders in Australia and overseas.

Current priorities for the ADA and ALCC include the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Copyright Law & the Digital Economy, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations, and advocacy for flexible copyright laws in relation to digital access to and preservation of content.

This is a full time position is located in Canberra at the National Library of Australia. However, there may be opportunities for part time work. We'll keep applications on file for 12 months for future opportunities.The initial term is 2 years, with an immediate start.

Applicants are required to be Australian citizens, or meet requisite elibility requirements to work in Australia.

Closing date for applications: Friday 3 May 2013. Interviews will be held on Monday 13 May 2013.

View statement of duties and selection criteria

Enquiries: Ellen Broad, (02) 6262 1273 or ebroad@nla.gov.au


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