About the team
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre is a division of the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Our Vision is “a better future for all Australians through engagement with science, technology and innovation.” We deliver on that vision through our Mission “to excite and motivate people through inspiration learning experiences”. Science Communication is at the heart of what we do.
We have Five Strategic Priorities:
- Operate Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre across two facilities to deliver hands on science engagement.
- Deliver on our National Presence Strategy and engagement role to build STEM capacity.
- Facilitate community STEM engagement through national networks and flagship activities.
- Provide leadership in Australia’s informal learning sector of science centres and museums and actively contribute to the work of the National Cultural Institutions.
- Focus on remaining a high performing organisation through our passionate, creative and imaginative people.
The Digital Engagement Team has responsibility for the following key functions for Questacon:
- Developing a national presence for the Centre using a range of digital technologies;
- Developing content in a range of formats to engage audiences online and onsite;
- Providing advice and support across a wide scope of Questacon functions;
- Developing future-proof systems which support audience engagement with Questacon;
- Providing support for large-scale initiatives using a variety of digital channels; and
- Providing creative leadership for the organisation to innovate in the digital space.
As an employee of Questacon, your manager, peers and team members are all jointly responsible for helping us to meet those priorities and make Questacon an amazing place to work.
Our ideal candidate
As the APS6 Digital Producer, you will work collaboratively as part of the Digital Engagement Team to deliver audience-focused rich content (including video, stills and audio) and support live production in our studio and Japan Theatre.
You will apply your technical and planning skills to operate and maintain equipment and optimise the use of Questacon production spaces. You will also look for innovative ways to develop Questacon’s digital production; to this end, a working knowledge of drone technologies, AR, VR and other interactive technologies is advantageous.
On a daily basis, you will work closely with Questacon staff, visitors, stakeholders and supporters to produce quality content which aligns with a broad range of strategic initiatives. You will also provide support to the Digital Engagement Manager and teams throughout Questacon by providing advice, information and demonstrations to support digital literacy.
Your well-developed written and oral communication skills will be a key asset to ensure the development and growth of Questacon’s digital presence.
What you will do
Working consistently with the expectations for an APS6 in the APS Work Level Standards, the Digital Producer (studio) is responsible for the effective management of Questacon’s digital assets and infrastructure. This includes AV multi-media networking systems, specialised camera technologies, studio and theatre operations, video conferencing and streaming technologies, post-production infrastructure maintenance and digital media distribution outputs.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
- Demonstrated skills and experience and track record in planning and technical implementation of audio-visual digital content and platforms, including emerging technologies.
- Demonstrated capability to manage all stages of video concept development and production, including live production and interactive technologies.
- Experience in development and delivery of content within a public-facing organisational context, including data management.
- Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders.
- Capacity to manage competing priorities, develop workflows and implement digital systems which create organisational efficiencies.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a small team, work productively within a team environment and communicate with a complex network of internal stakeholders.
- Demonstrated self-awareness, problem solving, personal drive, integrity, professionalism and a proven commitment to APS Values, Code of Conduct and WHS principles.
- An understanding of social platforms and technologies is desirable but not essential.
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
Prior to commencing, successful applicants will be required to:
- Undergo a ‘Working with Children’ Police Check;
- Obtain or hold a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011; and
- Obtain a Baseline Security Clearance
This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.
How to apply
Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.
You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) addressing the selection criteria and explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 6112 9781.
Learn more about the department
The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.
The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at email@example.com or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.
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