ARC Project Research Assistant

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Melbourne, Australia
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE), Fixed Term position until February 2025
  • Salary HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

The Research Assistant will work closely with Professor Anna Hickey-Moody and an academic research team to undertake high quality research activities pursuant to the aims of the Australian Research Council funded project:

LP200301027 Creative industries pathways to youth employment in the COVID-19 recession.

The successful applicant will undertake empirical research with young people in community arts organizations across metropolitan, regional, and rural Victoria. The successful applicant will carry out team research in ways that are congruent with the broad project aims and whole of team approach that has been developed by Professor Hickey-Moody.

Across the life of the project, the successful applicant will undertake data organization, offer administrative support, undertake empirical fieldwork, and site maintenance in Victoria. They will maintain data sets and assist with project management.

Further information about the linkage project can be found at

To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting quality research in an area aligned with the project.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain datasets.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in the youth sector and ability to communicate with young people across culturally diverse communities (e.g., LGBTQI+ communities).
  • Ability to build and maintain effective networks with colleagues and liaison with government and industry partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the School

The School of Media and Communication aims to produce graduates who will respond creatively to the challenges of a rapidly changing international, media-driven environment. Media and Communication has strong links with industry and responds to ongoing change brought about by technology and convergence. The School is positioned as a major contributor and leader of the debate within media driven industries.

The School delivers the full spectrum of educational programs from certificate to PhD: industry training, short courses, vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Some programs have flexible delivery options for on-line learning and the School has a significant presence in international markets onshore and offshore. The School, which comprises 225 core staff, is a diverse, international group of dedicated people developing knowledge relevant to multiple social contexts.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Professor Anna Hickey-Moody via email

Applications close on Wednesday 8th February 2023 at 11:00 pm.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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