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Senior Technical Officer

RMIT University - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Senior Technical Officer

Job no: 595464
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Student Services, Technical Laboratory Support

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, support growth within RMIT's Creative Industries programs
About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role

As the Senior Technical Officer, you will collaborate in a team which will provide services to support Staff, Students and Partners to achieve teaching, research and commercial outcomes within creative industries programs. This role will see you assist with the development of technical facilities and ensure that they are maintained to the highest industry and educational standards. Working across a wide range of activities, equipment and processes, employed within these facilities, the role will deliver creative solutions to the unique and challenging problems associated with education, innovations and environments within the visual arts space.

About You

You Are:
  • A candidate with proven technical knowledge and expertise, primarily within the visual arts space.
  • Flexible and can adapt your working style to suit the team.
  • Agile and thrive working in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, complex and evolving environment.
  • Innovative with a focus on incorporating new technologies and tools.
  • Collaborative where you enjoy working in a team environment and support your colleagues to achieve team goals.
  • Passionate about supporting your team and key stakeholders to succeed in a positive working culture.
  • Able to lead yourself and others to contribute to team efforts in dealing with complex situations.
  • Problem solver, able to think on your feet and produce creative solutions to problems.
  • Relevant training/education and/or relevant experience. Specific practical experience in studios/workshops/with art materials/equipment will be advantageous.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

Applications close on Sunday 2nd May at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Application close: 02 May 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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