Job Reference: 823163
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.
Your new role
In your new role of Technical Operations Coordinator, you will be responsible for the effective planning, organisation and coordination of the technical resources that support teaching, research and consultancy activities within DBE, particularly in the schools new building.
You will play a key role in implementing and operationalising new processes, workflows, and spaces and will work with students across the trilogy of spaces in the new building the MakerSpace, the Exhibition Spaces and the Collaboration Hub. All applicants should be aware that Curtin University works in a safety-first culture.
Additionally, as the school will be moving into a new building with additional floorspace, new space typologies and equipment, we require new skills. Ideally, you will have experience in one or more of the following areas – if so, we want to hear from you!
Technical support is provided for class activities and student project work associated with digital fabrication from concept to fabrication, to finishing and management of the project within the school; establishing and nurturing a vibrant community of confident hands-on makers and fostering a student-centric environment that promotes an open, investigative, experimental, and interdisciplinary approach to making.
Technical support is provided for class activities and student project work associated with digital technologies area/s within the school, establishing and nurturing a student centric digital studio culture. You will be required to provide support in the production and setup in VR/3D printing/Specialised Computing, e.g. rendering, programming, electronics), as well as content generation and monitoring of online platforms.
Technical support is provided 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.
For more information, please refer to the linked, generic position description and additional document which provides further detail on the selection criteria for the abovementioned areas of specialisation.
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Essential knowledge and skills
In addition to the below, please refer to the linked document for further information about the area-specific selection criteria.
- A relevant degree in an Arts/Humanities discipline and considerable relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
- Demonstrated leadership and management skills with the ability to plan, coordinate, lead, support and develop staff and create a collaborative team environment in order to achieve overall work area goals.
- Highly developed organisational skills with ability to plan and organise self and others to ensure timely completion of activities and tasks.
- Demonstrated ability to participate as a senior team member and contribute to the overall management and objectives of the School.
- Demonstrated understanding of the use of specialised teaching and research laboratory equipment.
- Sound knowledge of computers and information technology in the context of university-level teaching and research activity.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to offer solutions to complex operational issues.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
- Experience in a university academic or research environment.
- 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.
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 document) 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
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 email@example.com 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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