Project Officer, Digital Research

Melbourne, Australia
06 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Salary: $108,009 - $116,906 (UOM 8)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super
Department/School: Digital Studio

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 Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne supports a vibrant ecosystem of digital research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Entering its fifth year of operations in this environment, the Digital Studio aims to humanize and leverage digital technologies to transform the ways in which teaching, research and scholarship shape the social, ethical and cultural dimensions of our world. It manages various nationally significant infrastructure resources such as Find and Connect, an internship scheme, and a laboratory style workspace. As Project Officer (Digital Research), the incumbent will enable and extend the Faculty commitment to collaborative research by providing targeted project support, consultation, and training in support of digital and data humanities research to academic colleagues across the Faculty.

This exciting role is broad and encompasses project management, event management, reporting, maintenance of information databases and websites, as well as provision of general administrative support. The Project Officer should be able to deliver support for the visualisation of research, online content management and social media communications and be able to develop expertise with interactive and digital curation. They will, among other things, coordinate and oversee a wide range of activities, projects and events, such as symposiums and training workshops, facilitating meetings, committees and working groups with HASS researchers, and liaison with institutional stakeholders and partners including the Steering Committee, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP), and Scholarly Services.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • work with the Digital Studio Director to design a cycle of training and skills enhancement sessions for Arts academic staff through each academic year to complement and supplement use of training and instruction available from other parts of the university
  • create and maintain a unified Arts web front door for digital support and resources, offering both a self-directed triaging tool and human support from the Digital Studio
  • coordinate an Arts digital training and support program, closely integrated with MDAP and other campus support agencies.
  • contribute to developing links with the community, industry partners and other universities.
  • support the marketing activities of the Digital Studio, research units and networks, including website and social media account maintenance.

About You

You will be a keen problem-solver who can work autonomously, have well developed written, interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly both as a member of a professional team and independently, in an environment with changing demands.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • completed or are progressing towards a postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field, such as archival studies, visual or information computing, data analytics, informatics, digital humanities, digital social sciences or digital creative arts.
  • project management skills, including scheduling and budgeting to ensure the delivery of high-quality project outcomes in a timely manner.
  • demonstrated capacity to manage research data.
  • a strong record of involvement with research projects and expertise in interpreting complex research, synthesising evidence and knowledge translation.
  • skills in visualisation or data preparation, and an ability to prepare materials for online publication, that contribute as appropriate to the presentation and dissemination of research projects, which may include data analytics, web design, social media, digital curation and conferences.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

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

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • 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

Be Yourself @ UoM

We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is 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

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at We look forward to receiving your application!

Position Description

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

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