Macquarie University Arts Precinct Project Lead

Sydney, Australia
05 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Excellent Opportunity to work with leading academics and innovative working environment
  • Competitive salary package and benefits
  • Full-time, fixed term, 3 years

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

The role

We are seeking for an experienced Project Manager to lead the design, development and implementation of key elements of the Faculty of Arts Precinct launch program a function centre, an intercultural foyer including multimedia display, a ground floor concierge and other feature elements of the Precinct. The successful candidate would also:

  • Lead and manage several large sub-projects within the Macquarie University Arts Precinct program of work;
  • Provide expert advice and run large-scale consultation processes across the Faculty of Arts to ensure optimal input on various elements of the new Precinct including media content and design and delivery of large scale art elements;
  • Develop and implement appropriate solutions for staff and student support using the new Facility’s ground floor design features in consultation with the relevant Faculty administration teams;
  • Through extensive consultation with the Executive Dean, Associate Deans and Heads of Department, develop and deliver a launch program for 2020 that mobilises the Faculty’s staff, engages the Faculty’s international and domestic research and teaching connections. The launch program ought to include international level research conferences as well as other symposia and events that showcase the Faculty as global leader in key disciplines.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

  • Degree or relevant experience in design or digital media display;
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of high level support to senior management in a complex environment;
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on time within budget, with minimal direction;
  • Skilled communicator and facilitator of broad-scale corporate consultation processes;
  • Strong leadership and project management skills;
  • Strong technical and presentation skills; and/or
  • Extensive experience in event management.

For further information, please view the position description below.

Enquiries:  Neil Durrant Faculty General Manager at

Salary Package: From $99,218 to $110,402 p.a. (HEW Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for 3 years

Applications Close: Sunday 25th February 2018 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.