RHSV Staff

Portrait image of Rosemary Cameron

Executive Officer: Rosemary Cameron

Rosemary has mostly worked in not-for-profit arts management – more specifically, theatre and latterly literary festival management. Her work in theatre took her overseas where she worked for both the English National Opera and the Royal Opera House in London and the Oslo Early Music Festival in Norway. She is the former director of the Melbourne Writers Festival (2005 – 2009) and the Brisbane Writers Festival (2003 – 2005). Rosemary has twice been a judge of both the WA Premiers and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prizes for Fiction. She was involved in the successful bid to make Melbourne a UNESCO City of Literature and in the development of the Wheeler Centre.

Jillian Hisock

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Collections Manager/Volunteer Coordinator: Jillian Hiscock

Jillian qualified as a librarian at Melbourne University after doing a Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University. She has had a career working in public and special libraries, and managing government department libraries and intranets. She ran the Department of Transport library which supported Heritage Victorian and the Planning portfolio, this in role particular has given her relevant experience in managing collections that span manuscripts, ephemera, books, images and non-print materials.

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Collections Officer (Images): Helen Stitt

Helen began her career in heritage working as a historian for a Melbourne-based architectural conservation practice. Her formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Public History and Heritage from the University of Melbourne.

Helen has taught architectural and urban design history at the University of Melbourne for over a decade. Over the same period, she worked as RACV’s Heritage Curator, managing a large and diverse collection including a fleet of historic vehicles. This role gave her experience in making collections more accessible through producing exhibitions and publications, delivering talks and tours, assisting researchers and digitising photographs, film, manuscripts and printed materials.

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Administration Officer: Emily Maiolo

Emily is an archaeologist by training and she has been both an RHSV volunteer and also and RHSV project officer, managing the Victorian Community History Awards for the last 2 years. She is currently completing post-graduate studies in Records Management and Archives whilst working at the RHSV.

 

Marketing Officer: Christina Browning 

Christina has an extensive background in journalism and digital marketing. She has spent 12 years in Asia (mostly Thailand and Burma.) involved in advocacy work.

She has a B.A. from the University of Melbourne, majoring in History, a Diploma of Photojournalism from the Photography Studies College and a Masters in International Development from RMIT.

Also in the mix are a passion for yoga and gardening.

 

Bookkeeper: Kristen Adnams 

Kristen has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Monash University and has also successfully completed the Chartered Accounting program. Her career began working for a professional services firm – gaining experience in audit and management accounting.  More recently she co-founded a small business offering professional organising services to older clients and those needing support in the home.

Now a registered BAS Agent, Kristen enjoys working with not-for-profits.  She believes this allows her to use her professional skills and give back to the community at the same time.

 

Victorian Community History Awards Project Officer: Jade KoeKoe

Jade has been working in the GLAMR industry (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Records Management) since 2012, with her first volunteer gig at the Melbourne museum as a gallery explainer. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Librarianship and Corporate Information Management in 2018, having previously worked for the Australian Library and Information Association as the State Manager of the ACT.  Over the years, Jade has revitalised the social media presence of Museums Australia ACT, planned and hosted many workshops and been a speaker at numerous events.

She loves being in an industry where it is almost a requirement to be curious and enjoy researching.

 

 

All staff, councilors, committee members and volunteers abide by the RHSV Code of Conduct.