Tutor in Theatre, Indigenous Applicants Only

Melbourne, Australia
06 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Southbank
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Department/School: Victorian College of the Arts
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super
Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A) (pro rata for part time)

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the VCE Theatre

The VCA Theatre program has a significant international reputation and has long established a dynamic presence as forward-looking with a clear mission to prepare artists with a lifelong commitment as professional practitioners, to be positive contributors to the profession and the broader community.

About the Role

The Tutor in Theatre is responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of a conservatoire based curriculum encompassing voice and movement development, acting for stage and screen, directing, writing, dramaturgy and theatre making. The appointee will be a respected professional, possibly in the early stages of an academic career, as well as a discipline advocate with the vision and capacity to contribute to teaching, learning and research within VCA Theatre. Knowledge of Australasian traditions in stage and screen, reinforced by forward thinking contemporary training practices are essential characteristics of the appointee. The successful candidate is expected to promote artistic research and teaching partnerships and collaboration within the Faculty, University and external organisations at state and national levels. The incumbent will contribute to teaching excellence within VCA Theatre at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, and maintain involvement in the development and delivery of a high-quality teaching program.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Preparation and delivery of lectures, workshops and seminars at undergraduate and postgraduate coursework level
  • Contribute to the artistic research programs of the VCA and be actively involved in professional activity
  • Participate and provide leadership in the professional arts sector, particularly in relation to professional practice and research in Performing Arts

About You

You will have active artistic practice, engagement and/or ongoing research in one (or more) of the following areas, voice studies, movement studies, acting for stage and screen, writing for performance, directing and dramaturgy, theatre making. You will be experienced and able to design and deliver quality curricula for contemporary arts practice in theatre.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • Demonstrated capacity to design and deliver curricula for contemporary arts practice in theatre with experience in at least one of the following: voice studies, movement studies, acting for stage and screen, writing for performance, directing and dramaturgy, theatre making
  • Evidence of ability and willingness to contribute to the engagement activities of Theatre, such as effective liaison with external networks to foster collaborative partnerships
  • Strong interpersonal skills, recognising and respecting diversity and personal differences

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Position Description

Applications close: 03 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time