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Research Communications and Events Officer

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
Categories: Administration, Marketing & Communications, Community & Engagement

Research Communications and Events Officer


  • Full time, fixed term position until December 2021
  • Based in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie
  • Strategic, project focussed position

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute part of the College of Sciences and Engineering, specialising in development, extension and education to support innovative and sustainable agriculture in Tasmania.

The Opportunity

TIA is seeking to appoint a Research Communications and Events Officer to manage the local and national communications of research initiatives and curation of events. 

This face-to-face position encompasses travel between home, the boardroom or paddock, forming the first impression of TIA for a wide range of audiences including teachers, students, academics, government representatives and farmers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage a calendar of events.
  • Develop collateral and coordinate event requirements.
  • Develop communications and strategies to maximise reach and impact for TIA’s research and events.
  • Maintain and create content for TIA’s online presence and monthly newsletter.
  • Assist internal stakeholders with relevant inputs for TIA.
  • Assist with activities for potential students.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Ability to coordinate the delivery of events with an understanding of events management.
  • Exemplary cultural awareness, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to engage with a diverse audience in traditional and digital media.
  • Highly developed organisational skills.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $93,913 comprising base salary within the range of $79,093 to $85,765 plus 9.5% superannuation.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the selection criteria. 
  • For further information about this position, please contact John De Vries, Business Manager,
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 16 May 2021, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Research Communications and Events Officer .pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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