Education and Public Programs Officer

Deakin University
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Tue, 28th January 2020
Position Type
Part Time
VIC - Metro

• Want to make an impact on our progressive Art Collection and Galleries Unit?
• Located at our Melbourne Burwood campus
• HEW 5 $69,029 + 17% Superannuation, part-time continuing 0.7 FTE

Are you a highly-organised and engaging Education and Public Programs professional who has proven success in audience development and facilitating education or public programs? Do you have a passion for contemporary art and culture? If so, the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin would love to hear from you!

As an Education and Public Programs Officer, you will support the Art Collection and Galleries Unit in the development and nurturing of audiences and connections for projects, exhibitions and the University’s Art Collection. With a positive and proactive mindset, you will serve as a liaison between the Art Collection and Galleries Unit and the wider University and external communities through research, development and implementation of curriculum-based programs. You will report to the Senior Manager, Art Collection and Galleries Unit. Infrequent work outside business hours is required.

Your key responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• develop publicity, publications and interpretative materials associated with the Art Collection and exhibition program
• identify opportunities for engaging audiences and implement those programs both within the University and the communities
• implement the social media engagement strategy as related to the exhibition program and/or the University Art Collection
• contribute to the development of a strategy for engagement between the gallery programs and art collection with cloud technologies to strengthen the Unit’s digital connections and communication methods
• conduct and organise tours and public programs related to the exhibitions and the University Art Collection
• collaborate with external organisations on off-site workshops and outreach programs
• collaborate with schools and community groups in the development of targeted programs with occasional exhibition outcomes
• develop tours and programs related to the Victorian Secondary School Curriculum for secondary school students

To be successful, you’ll have:
• tertiary qualifications in the visual arts, education or other relevant areas and/or extensive experience in a similar role particularly relating to audience development and interaction
• demonstrated experience working in an arts or cultural organisation in audience development, education or public programs role and experience managing or facilitating a range of community, educational and/or cultural programs
• demonstrated experience in the use of social media and cloud technology
• demonstrated understanding of contemporary art
• ability to liaise with a wide range of individuals, audiences and groups
• excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and computer literacy
• the ability and confidence to work autonomously and as part of a small and interdependent team
• strong organisational skills and attention to detail

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Applications for this position close on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breed of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. Join a Victorian university with global impact and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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