Senior Education and Outreach Officer
Australian National University

Job no: 531197
Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional


Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $78,956 - $91,157 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funding, 3 years of initial funding)
  • Be part of an innovative Centre of Excellence in Astrophysics
  • Produce engaging education and outreach activities for a range of audiences
  • Enjoy a collaborative team environment based at Mt Stromlo Observatory with free parking

Position overview

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) is a $40m Research Centre of Excellence funded over 7 years by a grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and supported by six collaborating Australian universities. The Centre will ultimately produce a comprehensive picture of the evolution of matter, the chemical elements, and energy in the Universe from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. ASTRO 3D merges world-leading Australian and international optical, infrared and radio telescope technologies with sophisticated theoretical simulations and ambitious new big data analysis techniques to open a new realm in astrophysics - a 3D understanding of the origins of the Universe and our place within it.

The Senior Education and Outreach Officer will have the responsibility for planning and implementing the education and outreach activities at the Australian National University (ANU) Node. The position will enable the provision of local delivery of national ASTRO 3D Outreach and Education programs that are aligned with the ASTRO 3D  Strategic Plan and the ASTRO 3D Education, Outreach and Communications Strategic Plan.

Applications are invited from individuals who like working in a fast-paced environment across interesting and varied projects. The successful candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communications skills with experience in developing effective, targeted and engaging education and outreach activities and materials. They will be proactive and strategically minded with the manage websites and social media accounts. You will also be excited about developing ways to share knowledge about astronomy and astrophysics.

This appointment is continuing, contingent on external funding with an anticipated end date of December 2023 and may be extended pending funding availability.

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The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here

For further information about the role, please contact Ingrid McCarthy, T: (02) 6125 8022 or E: 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

      • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
      • A current curriculum vitae (CV)

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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