Technical Officer - Curation

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 837938

School of Design and the Built Environment
Curtin’s School of Design and the Built Environment (DBE) provides teaching that values design, sustainability and community development; encourages individual approaches to visual ideas; and celebrates future possibilities.

The school prides itself on its extensive facilities ensuring students receive a modern and well-equipped educational experience. Our facilities include the Curtin Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch (HIVE), 3D printers, an etching press, photographic darkrooms, a wood and metal workshop, and a large variety of industry-standard software.

The newly constructed home for the school which opens in January 2022 will support collaboration and showcase creativity and innovation.

This new state of the art building includes a diverse mix of technology-rich formal, informal and specialist learning and teaching spaces in addition to a makerspace, exhibition area, workspace for DBE staff and industry and retail space.

In addition to dedicated learning and research spaces, the five-storey building is designed with exposed mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services and structural elements to help students understand how buildings function.

As the school will be moving into a new building with additional floorspace, new space typologies and equipment, we require new skills. If you have experience in activities and project work associated with curation, we want to hear from you!

Your new role
In your new role of Technical Officer, you will provide technical support for the display and curation of both digital and physical student work within the school to foster an open, investigative, experimental, and interdisciplinary student centric environment; enable dynamic production outputs (both in teaching and research) to be articulated in digital format, and assist academic and teaching support staff with the collection and collation of student work samples for accreditation of the schools courses/majors.

You will also play an important role in ensuring that safe practices are adhered to in studio, workshop and teaching areas.

For more information, please refer to the linked, generic position description and additional document which provides further detail on the selection criteria for the curation area of specialisation.

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Essential knowledge and skills
In addition to the selection criteria detailed in the linked generic position description, please find the area-specific selection criteria for this role below.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of curatorial work
  • Demonstrated ability to curate the broad scope of school activity, synthesise it as digital displays and external media content designed to reinforce and enhance the school’s teaching and research profile.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate content across the physical and virtual platforms
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in the higher education sector.
Why choose Curtin?
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities!
  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services!
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.
Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume that includes sufficient information and examples relating to the relevant selection criteria (mentioned above and contained in the linked documents) to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

To apply, please complete the application form below via the attached link, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.

Applications close: 9:00PM AWST, Tuesday 25th January 2022

Contact details
Please note that the University will be closed between 17 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

If you have a queries in relation to the application process please contact our careers team at however please note as this mailbox will not be monitored between the above dates, your email will be responded to from 4 January 2022.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Curtin
We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers by the Diversity Council of Australia.
  • One of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an ‘Elevate’ Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation
  • 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019)

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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