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Technical Officer (Photography)

University of New South Wales - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 501942
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Laboratory Technician

Technical Officer (Photography)

Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture - Art & Design

  • Continuing position
  • Full Time - 35 hrs/per week
  • Level 5/6 - $75,832 to $94,709 + 17% Super and Leave Loading

The Opportunity

The School of Art & Design (Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture UNSW) leads Australia with a focus on media innovation and emerging technologies. The School’s approach is interdisciplinary, advancing tradition and challenging existing thinking. Art & Design is an internationally recognised centre for arts-led transdisciplinary research in science, technology and culture. Our strengths span Art Theory and Criticism; Screen culture and the Moving Image; New Media and technologies; Visual Arts and Crafts, and Design. The School is comprised of renowned practitioners, researchers and thinkers spanning contemporary visual arts, creativity and culture, design and innovation.

The Technical Officer 4D (Photography) provides expert knowledge and technical skills that facilitate the School’s academic programs, and provides technical support to staff and students, while applying and monitoring the appropriate Work Health and Safety procedures and guidelines.

Whilst the role pivots around expertise in digital and analogue photographic skills, techniques and processes, the Technical Officer 4D (Photography) will also be expected to provide support across the whole range of the 4D Hub’s remit.

Based in the Making Centre’s 4D Hub this role will also contribute to supporting activities across the Art & Design Making Centre.

The role of Technical Officer 4D (Photography) reports to the 4D Hub Team Leader and has nil direct reports.


Specific accountabilities for this role include.

  • Demonstration of training programs and induction processes.
  • Instructing and guiding users of the workshops on materials and technical processes to facilitate the completion of individual and group projects.
  • Preparation of resources for use in the teaching of the Faculty’s courses.
  • Maintain and service machines and equipment, adhering to and keeping maintenance registers and WHS documentation.
  • Responsibility for replenishing consumables and opening/ closing procedures in the relevant workshop.
  • Establishing and nurturing a vibrant community of confident hands-on makers.
  • Have input to future online content to promote the effective use of equipment, software, and hardware.
  • Support the creation of a student centric environment that fosters an open, investigative, experimental, and interdisciplinary approach to making.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a functional and organised workshop environment.
  • Maintain and update administrative systems for WHS training and induction processes.
  • Undertake and maintain first aid certification and other WHS training as provided by the employer.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

In addition to Level 5, at Level 6:.

  • Plan and prepare materials for formal instruction, demonstration, and inductions.
  • Utilise Resource Management Systems (RMS) to enable workshop resources are scheduled to provide equitable access to students, whilst also supporting the Faculty’s teaching and research agenda.
  • Provide technical advice matters relating to materials, resources and equipment used in advanced techniques and processes used within the School of Art & Design or the School of Built Environment.
  • Liaise with industry suppliers and specialist representatives on materials, hardware, and software acquisitions.
  • Provide direction to casual staff members employed within the specific work area.
  • Involvement in Faculty initiatives and events such as open days, end of year exhibitions and design reviews.
  • Active participation in WHS activities organising appropriate work practices that conform to relevant HS legislation and University health and safety policies.
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders to better understand, anticipate, and meet their current and future needs in accordance with organisational expectations.
  • Maintain and service machines and equipment and materials shop, adhering to and keeping maintenance registers and WHS documentation.

Please ensure you address all the Skills & Experiences required, as listed in the Position Description, on a separate document.

Position Description - Technical Officer Lvl 5-6.docx

Steve Lalic - Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: steve.lalic@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: Tuesday 1st June 2021 10.00pm (AEST)

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the skills & experience to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 18 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 01 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time