Deputy Head, Learning Programs

University of Melbourne
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,137 – $124,622
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Deputy Head, Learning Programs

Job no: 0062070 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months Department : University Museums and Collections Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 – $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Embrace potential learning resources inspired by the curated exhibitions.
  • Work in a dynamic and innovative environment! Collaborate with curators, artists, educators, and industry partners.
  • Oversees STEAM programs at Buxton Contemporary Gallery, Ian Potter Museum, Science Gallery Melbourne.
  • 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.
  • About the Role As Deputy Head, Learning Programs, you will design, deliver and evaluate all learning content for school students as part of the Museums and Collections Learning Experiences program based at Science Gallery Melbourne and STEM Center for Excellence.

    You'll oversee and provide advice to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programs at Science Gallery Melbourne, Buxton Contemporary Gallery, Ian Potter Museum and Old Quad.

    With a focus on STEAM curriculum outcomes, the objectives of the Learning Experiences Program are to Inspire and engage students in the study of STEAM and to improve teacher confidence in teaching STEAM and applying STEAM to real-world concepts.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing technology-rich, curriculum aligned STEAM learning programs and resources for secondary students.
  • Leading the development and design of teacher professional development programs for staff, partner schools, and schoolcommunities
  • Teaching and facilitating curriculum programs to students on-site, off- site and virtually
  • Building and maintaining strategic relationships, alliances and partnerships with secondary schools, local industries, and key stakeholders to enhance content and delivery strategies
  • Evaluating the impact of learning programs with responsibilities for reporting.
  • Who we are looking for We're seeking a dynamic individual with a proven track record in spearheading STEAM projects that seamlessly blend arts, science, and digital technologies to showcase career avenues and future skills. If you're someone who excels in interpersonal connections, possesses high-quality communication skills both written and verbal, and thrives in collaborative settings within small teams, then you might be the perfect fit. Moreover, if you have experience in leadership roles, are adept at managing staff, and are skilled at solving problems creatively, we want to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future with innovation and creativity at the forefront.

    You will also have:

  • Current VIT Teacher registration with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Vocational, Graduate or Bachelor level qualifications (or higher) in any of Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Arts or Technology disciplines
  • Detailed experience and knowledge of the Victorian Curriculum and Australian Curriculum
  • Proven experience in developing innovative STEAM programs including program design and curriculum materials, in a school environment
  • Applicants with any of the below are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Education qualifications/experience delivering STEAM subjects.
  • Expertise working with a range of technologies.
  • Experience in a tertiary environment.
  • Expertise with Deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  • Industry experience outside of the classroom.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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

    Your new team – University Museums and Collections The University of Melbourne has endorsed a vision to unify its museums and collections under the umbrella of a Cultural Commons. This integrated strategy will guide the University's cultural estate to enhance scholarly and public value and strengthen the University's global cultural standing. A new Museums and Collections Department has been established to ensure coordination and alignment with University objectives. The Department is responsible for Buxton Contemporary, Science Gallery Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Old Quadrangle Treasury, and the Grainger Museum.

    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!

    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 [email protected], 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 -https: //

    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.

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

    Applications close: 21st April 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Advertised: 26 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 21 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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