Prototyping Manager

Sydney, Australia
$104,618 - $117,875 + 17% super + leave loading
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Enhance entrepreneurship-driven prototyping
  • Build and shape the Network’s direction
  • Be at the forefront of new technologies and collaboration with global makerspaces 

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. 

We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society. 

The Division of Enterprise supports all aspects of the University's enterprise, innovation and entrepreneur’s agenda, as part of the University’s 2025 Strategy.  The Entrepreneurship Team will drive the entrepreneurship brand of the University by building entrepreneurial confidence though foundational entrepreneurship experiences, exposing start-ups to the most advanced business models incorporating sustainability, supporting diversity and nurturing our deep ties to Asia, enhancing innovation capabilities and connecting start-ups to the international innovation ecosystem. The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) seeks to be the leader in integrating ‘making’ on campus and aspires to provide barrier-free access to the latest tools, technology and programming. Makerspaces play a key role in the evolution and realisation of ideas through cross-disciplinary collaboration and accessible technology.

The Opportunity

  • $104,618 - $117,875 + 17% super + leave loading
  • Located Kensington, Sydney
  • 3-year fixed term contract 

UNSW aspires to build the largest network of connected makerspaces in Australia. Leveraging cross-faculty collaboration between Engineering, Built Environment, Art & Design and the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, the Makerspace Network provides barrier-free access to tools and tech so that passionate students, staff and alumni can become entrepreneurs and innovators.

Reporting to Senior Manager MCIC Network and Programming, and working closely with other stakeholders, you will plan and coordinate all prototyping activities across makerspaces and MCIC Foundations. This will include rapid prototyping, digital prototyping and MVP development for the UNSW Founder Program. Additionally, you will support the Entrepreneurship team vision of supporting ‘100+ UNSW startups per year.

About the Successful Applicant

You can demonstrate your experience managing a makerspace environment, Strong knowledge and extensive application of design thinking and rapid prototyping methodologies, as well as the ability to manage multiple complex projects with competing needs and priorities. Please review the Position Description for specific criteria.

To Apply:  If developing Australia’s largest network of connected makerspace is of interest to you, please submit your CV, cover letter and responses to selection criteria.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9385 2401

Applications close:  11pm, Monday 26th November 2018

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. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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