First Nations Education and Programs Coordinator

Primary focus of position
This is a newly created fixed-term role. The First Nations Education and Programs Coordinator will support and contribute to the research, development and delivery of education and public programs at McClelland, with a focus on First Nations content. The key priority of the position is the development, implementation and delivery of the funded education initiative Encounters, an education program addressing the cross-curriculum priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in an art and bushland context, for middle and upper primary school students. The role will also contribute to the audience development and to the conception, coordination and presentation of other education and public programs as well as community engagement initiatives related to McClelland’s exhibitions, collections and strategic objectives.

It is expected that the successful candidate will establish and further strong and productive relationships between McClelland and a range of Indigenous organisations and community members. This role is also responsible for ensuring that all programs are of a high standard, strategically focussed and designed with the needs of audiences in mind. This role works in close collaboration with, and reports to, the Education and Programs Manager, and works collaboratively with the Director, the Curator of Engagement and Outreach and extended team at McClelland. The position will be primarily based at McClelland, 390 McClelland Drive Langwarrin 3910. This position may require the delivery of outreach programs and travel to the local Frankston area and other places in Victoria from time to time.

Salary: $72,000 pro rata inc. superannuation (part-time 0.6 FTE; 3 days, 22.5 hours per week). Contract: Initial 12-month fixed term. Commencing early 2021 – starting date negotiable with the candidate.
Conditions: This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
Reports to: McClelland Education and Programs Manager
Hours of duty: Working hours are generally organised from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm, with a 30 min lunch break per day (unpaid). Some weekend and after hours’ work will be required for education, public programming, and events throughout the year. This role’s days and hours of employment per week will be negotiated with the candidate upon offer of position.
Other Information: The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Working with Children Check and undertake all mandatory workplace and OH&S inductions. McClelland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates a smoke-free work environment.

Application deadline: Sunday 24 January 2021 11:59pm AEDT time. Please note that interviews will be arranged for the first fortnight of February 2021.