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Digital Media and Communications Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$70,905 – $75,319 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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  • Level 4, 0.4 FTE part-time appointment on an ongoing basis.
  • Base salary range: $70,905 – $75,319 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG) is a university art gallery of international standing that plays a pivotal role in supporting the educational, research, and community engagement efforts of the University of Western Australia.

LWAG are stewards of two significant art collections: the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. The gallery is well known for championing contemporary art and emerging artists, and showcasing the diversity of Western Australian art.

The LWAG team is responsible for the curation and management of evolving nationally significant art collections. We present an annual program of intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions that contribute to the local and national arts landscapes. These exhibitions are accompanied by a series of engaging events designed for diverse audiences and communities.

As a centre for artistic exploration, LWAG benefits students and faculty, fostering creativity and intellectual growth. Beyond the University, LWAG reaches out to the public, offering lectures, workshops, and other initiatives to enhance appreciation and understanding of art and culture.

Functioning as a community-oriented space, LWAG's flexible facility includes galleries, a retail area, and engagement spaces, making it a vibrant cultural and academic hub for the University and external groups alike. In its role as a university art museum, LWAG remains committed to promoting critical thinking and cultural understanding, enriching both the intellectual and cultural landscape of the University and the broader community.

About the opportunity

This multifaceted and dynamic role involves working with the Manager Engagement and Education and Visual Design and Communication Officer to develop a digital strategy for social media and marketing digital communications for exhibitions, programs and events.

In this exciting role a unique skill set is critical, combing strong communication, excellent copy editing and good strategic thinking in marketing. This position serves as a critical link between LWAG and its patrons, and the community, communicating outwardly about all we do.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Year 12 or equivalent competency.
  • Experience in using digital platforms such as mailchimp, wipster, eventbrite or equaliants, and a high social media proficiency.
  • Relevant administrative, graphic design, communications and marketing experience, preferably in a Gallery environment.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, including Adobe Suite, Facebook, Instagram, Photoshop, Excel, spreadsheets, databases, internet, and email.
  • Well-developed personal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File P24 97 POSITION DESCRIPTION [Digital Media and Communications Officer] - Position Number [322145] - Level [4] (1).pdf.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 19 April 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Clare McFarlane at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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