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Education Officer

Apply now Job no: 497558
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston
Categories: Teaching Support, Community & Engagement, Farming, Animals and Conservation

  • Collaborate to profile and advocate for career opportunities and pathways
  • Codesign in-class student activities in the science of agriculture and food
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed-term opportunity based in Hobart or Launceston 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Your New Role

Feeding an expanding global population in the context of climate change and resource scarcity is a significant challenge. The global and local agriculture and food sector is rapidly evolving and innovating to address these challenges, creating a higher demand for a skilled and science trained workforce.  A recent report highlights that there are 6 jobs for every bachelor graduate in agriculture in Australia.

As the Education Officer, you will collaborate closely with secondary schools, vocational education and training institutions and industry to transform the community’s perception of the agriculture and food industry.  Important to this will be your contribution to the implementation of strategies arising from a partnership of these key stakeholders in the newly formed Tasmanian Agricultural Education and Training Partnership.  Working within the partnership, your enthusiasm and entrepreneurial energy will enable progress in educational attainment and enhancement of stakeholder relationships.

You will use your creativity to codesign with stakeholders engaging professional learning and in-class activities across core agricultural science disciplines (such as entomology, soil science, microbiology, animal science, plant pathology, agronomy and horticultural science) and innovative technologies that support sustainable food and agriculture systems.

You will also use your connection in industry to support the Work Integrated Learning programs delivered in TIA.

About the University and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage.

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government and has evolved to become a dynamic team of 100+ scientists, technical experts, and highly capable professional staff.  With access to world-class equipment and facilities around Tasmania, TIA is committed to connecting with the community to support industry needs and aspirations.

With the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture transitioning to headquarters in the North of Tasmania to build close connections with industry and to deliver a state-wide teaching program, this is an incredible opportunity.

Want to learn more about how TIA is driving change? Discover TIA Strategies and Initiatives to Make a Difference.pdf

What You’ll need to succeed

To inform your collaboration with schools, you will have a comprehensive understanding of secondary education, supported by a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, relevant to science education, technologies or agricultural education.

With the demonstrated capability to organise, facilitate and co-deliver activities such as professional learning, your success will be supported by high-level interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to confidently collaborate with diverse groups.

Your demonstrated skill in building and maintaining effective working relations will be crucial in developing and implementing key strategic outcomes.  

What’s on Offer?

On offer is a full-time, fixed term position for three years, based in either Hobart or Launceston. Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 with a base salary within the range of $104,688 to $119,034 plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. This role offers the addition of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and full responses to the success criteria outlined in the Position Description.

For further information about this position, please contact Alistair Gracie, Associate Head Learning & Teaching and Professor in Horticultural Science, via

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 9th October 2022

Download File Position Description - Education Officer.pdf

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

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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