Head of Education, Science Gallery Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, 9 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 26 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Vice-Chancellor's Office
Department/School: Strategy and Culture
Salary: $123,292 - $128,275 (UOM 9)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

The University of Melbourne is developing Australia’s leading innovation precinct on the former site of the Royal Women’s Hospital. The precinct will include Science Gallery Melbourne – a node in the highly successful Science Gallery International network.  Science Gallery Melbourne and its partners are developing a new innovative STEM Education Program and space.  Science Gallery Melbourne will be a bold new addition to the city, exploring the collision of art and science, and playing a vital role in shifting understandings of science, art and innovation.

About the role

Part of the acclaimed global Science Gallery Network and embedded in the University of Melbourne, the Gallery will be a dynamic new model for engaging young people with science. The Gallery will open in early 2021 as part of Melbourne Connect, a new innovation precinct on the corner of Grattan and Swanston streets.

The Head of Education is part of the Engagement team and will lead the direction and strategy and design for a new and engaging large-scale STEM education program and dedicated learning space. The program and the space will be a unique and surprising learning environment facilitating inspiring and contemporary educational experiences for secondary students from identified local government areas.

About you

You will have strong leadership capability to build, develop, support and hold to account a team to deliver positive student outcomes and build effective relationships with educational providers, industry and community stakeholders which maximise opportunities.  Strong knowledge and understanding of contemporary STEM education and a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning, development and innovation in the field is essential.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

Position Description


Applications close: 26 Jul 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time