Technical Officer

Melbourne, Australia
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Provide technical support for fine art studio-based activities Salary $75,578 - 81,811 pa plus 17% super, Convenient CBD Location Full-Time, ongoing position starting Jan 2018

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. Dating back to the foundation of RMIT as the Working Man's College in 1887, the School of Art has an important place in the history of RMIT and the State of Victoria.

The School has a strong practice based research program which explores issues of globalised society through interdisciplinary projects.

The role

The Technical Officer will be a member of the Studio Technologies team and will provide technical support for fine art studio-based activities across the full range of the school's activities including programs, research, projects, events and exhibitions to ensure the School achieves its teaching and research objectives. This team will provide support for the fine art studio disciplines of Painting and Drawing, Public Art, VE Visual Art and Postgraduate.

You will be required to prepare and manage the studio and workshop environments, supervise and instruct students in the operation of equipment, assist students /staff in technical resolution, research and recommend new techniques and materials from industry and educate and train students and staff in occupational health and safety requirements.

Key Skills and Qualifications

To be successful in the role you will have proven technical knowledge and relevant expertise in one or more fine art specialist areas including drawing, painting, sculpture or printmaking.

Essential to the role will be your strong communication skills (written and verbal), ability to problem solve and deliver inventive solutions to staff and students.

You will bring with you strong organisational and management skills, information technology skills and knowledge and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a service team


A relevant qualification and / or equivalent experience. A Working With Children Check (WWCC) will be required for this role.

How to Apply

For further information please contact Andre Liew, Snr Technical Officer at or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 559081. Applicants are expected to address the Key Selection Criteria of the PD and include this with their application.

Applications close 11pm on Tuesday 12th December.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

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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