Tutor, Indigenous Art & Culture (2 positions available)

University of Melbourne

Job no: 0060621 and 0060622
Location: Southbank 
Role type: Part-time (0.4 FTE); Continuing
Faculty: Fine Arts and Music 
School: Victorian Collect of the Arts 
Salary: Level A $80,258.00 – $ 108,906.00 p.a. pro-rata plus 17% super


  • Develop your teaching and research in the area of Indigenous arts and culture.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of curriculum at an undergraduate level within the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

This early career teaching and research position contributes to the area of Indigenous arts and culture within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, with a particular focus on delivering curriculum and teaching support for courses offered through the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development. The incumbent will bring their strong links to local and national Indigenous communities and contribute to the scholarly environment of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and the Wilin Centre.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and coordinate Indigenous curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Actively participate in teaching various areas and contribute to the supervision of Breadth subjects.
  • Contribute to VCA’s artistic research programs, maintaining research active status and fostering multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Cultivate links with stakeholders, engage in professional activities, and assist in establishing connections with relevant organisations locally and abroad.

Who We Are Looking For

You are of Aboriginal heritage with knowledge of South East Australia regions, exhibiting outstanding interpersonal skills for relationship management and a strong commitment to fostering key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching and understand the importance of innovative curriculum design and teaching methods.

You will also have:

  • Teaching experience in the area of Indigenous Arts and Culture and experience delivering a range of cross-cultural subject areas.
  • Demonstrated excellence in building and enhancing coursework and teaching within and across a number of areas of expertise in the arts.
  • Ability to undertake work across disciplines and in collaboration with staff of the VCA and the University of Melbourne’s broader community.
  • A track record of art practice and/or research in one or more of the disciplines of the VCA or Conservatorium.

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 –  Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

With an energetic and innovative culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music is the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Working with us, you will enjoy the creative cultural outputs of our brilliant students and staff, as well as the beautiful purpose-built Southbank campus on which we are situated.

The Faculty is a place for creative people to come together to expand their minds and experiences, through which they become part of a world-wide community that motivates cultural growth. In short, we believe in the power of the artistic mind to effect change and we welcome you to share in that adventure.

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 .   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

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 -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • 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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva 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

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