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Coordinator, Academic Engagement

Melbourne, Australia
$102,338 – $110,780 p.a.
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Other Academic
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job no: 0062215
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Department: Archives and Special Collections (ASC)
Salary: UOM 7 - $102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Fostering rich, innovative engagement and learning strategies using unique collections. 
  • Pioneer educational initiatives, merging historical collections with contemporary pedagogical theories to enhance student learning. 
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families! 

About the Role:

We're seeking a dynamic Coordinator of Academic Engagement to join our team at Archives and Special Collections (ASC). In this new role, you'll be the bridge between our rare and significant collections and the university's curriculum, collaborating closely with faculty and students to enhance their educational experience.  

You'll lead the charge in developing innovative programs that utilise ASC's assets, fostering object-based learning, peer-to-peer engagement, and work-integrated learning experiences. Your work will be pivotal in aligning ASC initiatives with the university curriculum, and integrating our collections into educational programs. As a liaison between ASC, university academics and Scholarly Services Teaching and Learning teams, you'll champion a scalable model for academic engagement, advising on curriculum design and reporting on program successes.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Enhancing teaching and learning outcomes by crafting and implementing a scalable strategy that integrates ASC collections into the university curriculum through object-based learning, peer engagement, visual thinking strategies, and human-centred design
  • Enhancing teaching and learning outcomes by crafting and implementing a strategy that embeds ASC collections into the university curriculum through object-based learning, peer-to-peer engagement, and visual thinking strategies. 
  • Working closely with academic professionals and liaising with Scholarly Services to co-create a focused, interdisciplinary curriculum that seamlessly integrates scholarly, collection-based resources into student coursework. 
  • Leading teaching and learning initiatives at ASC, overseeing their development, implementation and improvement to the longevity and excellence of our innovative academic engagement framework. 

Who We Are Looking For

We're on the lookout for a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of experience in crafting and delivering university-level educational programs. Your expertise will shine in interpreting historical, archival, and cultural collections, and you will show a deep understanding of pedagogical theory and modern teaching models.

We're seeking someone passionate about innovative approaches to teaching with cultural collections. You will use your high-quality communication skills to connect with students from diverse backgrounds and collaborate effectively across various departments. As a representative of ASC, you'll need to be adept in planning and monitoring team activities, and the capacity to work autonomously and within teams. If you're driven, adaptable, and passionate about educational innovation in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply!

You will also have:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in education, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience/education/training, particularly within the context of historical, archival and cultural collections. 
  • Tertiary qualifications and professional experience in education, arts or cultural heritage management, museum studies, and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience/training 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and evaluate programs and work to timelines. 
  • Understanding of the skills required for the handling and display of works of material culture, including packing/unpacking, movement, storage, and presentation

Applicants from the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum (GLAM) sectors are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Archives and Special Collections 

Archives and Special Collections (ASC) develops, provides care for, and facilitates access to the University of Melbourne Archives, Rare Books, Prints and Drawings, Rare Music, Maps and East Asian collections. The department is led by the Associate Director, Archives and Special Collections and University Archivist. The department sits within Research and Collection Stewardship, a sub-portfolio of Scholarly Services led by the Director and University Librarian. 

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Maddison Ryan via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description

Applications close: 19 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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