Digital / Graphic Designer – IndigenousX

Digital / Graphic Designer - IndigenousX


Job no: 0059817
Location: Remote Work; this position can be performed anywhere in Australia
Role type: Part time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term until 30 June 2025
Faculty: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Salary: UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Role
Ngarrngga means ‘to know, to hear, to understand’ in Taungurung language. It is a project which aims to empower educators to teach Australian students about the depth and wealth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ histories, cultures and contributions to Australia.

Ngarrngga is a signature initiative of the University of Melbourne. It is led by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Knowledge Institute and Indigenous Studies Unit.

The Digital/Graphic Designer will work alongside the Digital Engagement Officer to build the reach, engagement and profile for Ngarrngga, predominantly through social media, website content and robust email marketing.

As the Digital/Graphic Designer, you will ensure that Ngarrngga’s visual assets truly embody the project’s values and core principles. Your role will involve adapting current brand assets, as well as creating new visual content that aligns with the project’s communications strategy. The role will involve design across a wide range of platforms including our website, social media channels, promotional materials, curriculum resources, and annual reports.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, laying out and uploading vibrant and engaging content for the Ngarrngga project across digital and print
  • Contributing to image selection, data presentation, interaction design and visual accessibility directly or in collaboration with the curriculum team and Ngarrngga Directorate
  • Managing and cataloguing in-house visual asset library

Who We Are Looking For
We’re seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a flair for crafting captivating visual content that enhances engagement across digital, print, and multimedia channels. Proficiency in utilizing Adobe Creative Suite is essential. Your experience in basic image retouching and expertise in crafting e-newsletters and digital layouts will be valuable assets. Your ability to work both independently and collaboratively, taking design projects from concept to delivery, is key. Your knack for adapting to evolving circumstances and maintaining efficient workflows to meet deadlines is highly appreciated. A positive and collaborative attitude, along with a hands-on approach to design delivery, is what we’re seeking.

You will also have:

  • A relevant degree in graphic and/or digital design, or equivalent extensive experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) fosters staff productivity, growth and engagement in a collective effort to enrich the contribution that education makes to society. We conduct research and teaching that leads to the transformation of education practice both within and beyond the profession. MGSE stimulates learning that enriches the potential of students from around the world, enabling meaningful careers and profound contributions to communities. We provide research leadership, setting the direction for high-impact, innovative and responsive research that addresses the pressing issues of our time. We lead purposeful engagement with society, sharing our resources and expertise as part of collaborative efforts to build a resilient, equitable and sustainable future

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Advertised: 14 Sep 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 05 Oct 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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