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Project Coordinator

Job details

10 May 2021
Work type
Part time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Research, Literature & Publishing, Management & Admin


  • Part time (1.5 days), fixed-term (until November 2023) role available  
  • Salary Level HEW 7 + 17% Superannuation
  • Be part of and support research community within the College of Design and Social Context

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role

As the Project Coordinator, you will play important role in supporting the ARC-funded research project Connecting Asia-Pacific Literary Cultures: Grounds, Encounter and Exchange. You will provide administration, planning, social media and budgeting support to the research team, as well as assist in the coordination of field research interviews, workshops and collaborative residencies. This role will see you manage project communications and documentation and be responsible for creating the content for the digital publications. The project - Connecting Asia-Pacific Literary Cultures: Grounds, Encounter and Exchange seeks to develop innovative creative practices and to connect writers and evolve literary cultures in the Asia-Pacific region.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and ability to engage with diverse range of internal stakeholders, including the research team and foster culture of multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Demonstrated creative or critical interest in one or more of the themes of the project: belonging and place; translation and language; and world-making and futures.
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to prioritise work within tight timeframes whilst delivering high quality outputs
  • Strong project management skills and financial management within an arts and/or university setting
  • Applicants with an established or emerging track record as creative writers and those from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply


Bachelor Degree in Creative Writing, Media, Communication or a related discipline

Desired: Undertaking or completed postgraduate study in relevant discipline

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking here.

Applications close on Monday, 10th of May 2021.

 PD - Project Coordinator.pdf

For further information, please contact Talent Acquisition Advisor – Aleks at 9925 3730.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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