Education, Outreach and Communications Manager

Canberra, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Administration) 
Salary package: $94,094 - $100,864 plus 17% superannuation pro-rata
Type: Continuing Contingent Funded (initial funding is for 4 years). This is a part-time role at 28 hours per week, however requires flexibility to work up to full time hours (35 hours per week) at peak times for the Centre, these times may vary.

  • Based at the picturesque Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra
  • Broad and challenging position focusing on science communication and the delivery of national education and outreach programs
  • Unique opportunity to contribute to a newly formed research centre at one of Australia‚Äôs leading universities

Position overview

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) is a $40m Research Centre of Excellence funded by a grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and supported by six collaborating Australian universities and a number of international institutions.

The Centre is led by the ANU from its Mount Stromlo Observatory and will ultimately produce a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and energy in the Universe from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. Through the Centre, the next generation of scientific leaders will be trained within a cohesive, national and international framework that includes cutting edge science and data intensive infrastructure, highly successful nationwide and worldwide collaborations, leading equity and diversity programs, and large-scale public education and outreach programs.

The Centre is seeking a suitably qualified Education, Outreach and Communications Manager with experience in science communication and the delivery of education and outreach programs. To be successful in the role you will have a proven history of achievement in a similar role, be able to demonstrate your superior communication, planning and organisational skills, experience in delivering national programs, managing events and an innovative online and mainstream media presence as well as budgets and staff resources.  

The Centre offers a supportive work environment and the benefits of a large organisation that offers access to salary packaging arrangements and generous superannuation contributions.

For all enquiries please contact: Sheri Norton, Chief Operating Officer ASTRO 3D via email: or telephone: 0428 649 670.

Closing Date: 22 August 2017

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.