[ASC-list] New position available: General Manager of the Australian Science Communicators

Jesse Shore jesse at prismaticsciences.com
Fri Jun 14 13:50:11 UTC 2013


You are invited to express your interest in appointment to the newly-created
part-time position of General Manager of the Australian Science
Communicators (ASC).

The ASC is a professional body representing and supporting some 500 science
communicators working in a wide range of roles. The ASC organises a variety
of social and professional development events to allow its members to both
mingle and learn, maintains a website, email lists for posting and a monthly
electronic newsletter and stages National Conferences. The ASC enjoys a high
profile in the science communication community and a strong relationship
with relevant programs of the Commonwealth Government.

The General Manager will be responsible for the external relations of the
ASC, including management of externally funded projects (such as those
linked to the Inspiring Australia initiative), liaison with Government and
with organisations that share its objectives, and delivery of National
Conferences. The General Manager will report directly to the President of
the ASC, and will work in parallel with the already-appointed Executive
Officer who is responsible for internal administration and member value.

The appointment will be for six (6) months in the first instance but can be
renewed subject to satisfactory performance. Remuneration will be calculated
on the basis of one day's work per week as a stipend but there will be
opportunities for additional remuneration based on performance in certain

Skills and Experience


.        Substantial experience in science communication, including
awareness of the nature and activities of the Australian science
communication community. 

.        Verbal and written communication skills of a high order

.        Demonstrated success in the initiation, marketing and delivery of
projects and collaborations

.        Strong administrative, relationship management and negotiation


.        Experience in interaction with Government agencies.

.        Experience in the staging of conferences.


.        Manage a range of externally-directed projects intended to raise
the profile and impact of the ASC in the science communication and wider

.        Secure of additional revenue for the ASC through sponsorship or by
the initiation of new externally-funded projects.

.        Build and sustain relationships with other relevant organisations,
including Government.

.        Lead the staging of National Conferences.

.        Report regularly or as required to the President and the National
Executive on progress and initiatives.

.        Attend meetings of the National Council and National Executive.

.        Work cooperatively with the Executive Officer.


Over the six month contract the remuneration will be $300 per week. 

This is equivalent to:

Gross annual base salary:


Superannuation (9.25%):





Applications for appointment to this position, addressing all criteria and
accompanied by a CV and references, must be received by the Executive
Officer, Kali Madden,  <mailto:office at asc.asn.au> office at asc.asn.au, by 28
June 2013. The employment contract which contains the complete list of
duties, details of remuneration and performance bonus is available on
request from Kali. It is anticipated that the appointment will commence in
late July 2013.

Enquiries contact

Will Grant, ASC Vice President,  <mailto:will.grant at anu.edu.au>
will.grant at anu.edu.au, may be contacted to discuss the position. Email
enquiries are preferred for an initial enquiry.




Jesse Shore

Immediate past- president, Australian Science Communicators 

 <http://www.asc.asn.au/> http://www.asc.asn.au/


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