Position Title: Communications Manager
Employment Type: Permanent Part-time (0.6) FTE
Salary Package: $75k - $85k
Superannuation is paid at 9.5% plus 17% leave loading
This role accrues (0.6) pro-rata of 20 days annual leave
Particulars: (.6) FTE position operates as three full days in the office or the equivalent with flexible arrangements at peak times.
Reporting: General Manager

About Melba Opera Trust
Melba Opera Trust is Australia’s premier scholarship program for promising young opera singers and repetiteurs. Driven by Dame Nellie Melba’s conviction “a beautiful voice is not enough”, the program nurtures artistic development alongside business training, mentoring and performance experience. We are the next step for opera artists preparing to become professionals on the world stage. Behind this unique development program is a small and dedicated team of six staff who drive the organisation’s mission. For more information about Melba Opera Trust program, please visit

Purpose of Position
We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic Communications Manager who will help us enhance the public face of Melba Opera Trust with clever communication initiatives and strategic messaging.
Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Communications Manager will conceptualise, develop and publish innovative, clear and compelling communications (digital and print) for donors, industry, media, business partners and scholars/alumni.
Experience in a previous communications role, strong attention to detail and highly developed verbal and written skills are essential.

Key Accountabilities
• Initiates, invents, dreams, develops and delivers a Melba Opera Trust communications plan, including innovative and coordinated strategies across platforms to engage existing audiences and develop new audiences;
• Ensure internal and external messaging is consistent and supports key business strategies;
• Develops and maintains a consistent approach to language, brand and design for use across communications;
• Develops and delivers digital communication materials that promote Melba Opera Trust’s activities across digital platforms;
• Develops and maintains Melba Opera Trust’s online presence through the maintaining of our website, social networks, listings, and other electronic marketing as appropriate;
• Develops and delivers print-based marketing collateral including: concept and content; collating, copywriting and editing; design and print management; and distribution and cross-promotion;
• With the General Manager, conceptualises and coordinates Business Partner cross-communication initiatives;
• Manages key relationships with designers, printers and media;
• In consultation with the General Manager, is responsible for Melba Opera Trust’s Communication budget and development of the annual communications strategy;
• Develops and nurtures regular communication with MOT’s alumni and Mentor network as a primary source of content;
• During peak times staff will often be required to provide support in areas outside of their position description. Applicants should be prepared for the occasional ‘all hands on deck’ approach;

Our preferred candidate will demonstrate:
• Previous experience in a communications role, preferably in an arts environment
• Extensive experience with digital media platforms and digital media campaigns
• Highly developed oral and written communication skills which includes copywriting and editing skills
• An ability to think strategically matched with the skills to implement and deliver projects
• Highly developed IT and ICT competencies
• The ability to work to deadline whilst managing multiple tasks
• Creativity in developing innovative and cost-effective communication strategies in a not-for-profit, arts environment

• Experience and/or interest in the arts or philanthropy
• Experience in Adobe suites and Creative Cloud
• Existing media networks and activities that have generated profile awareness

Applicants must include a cover letter addressing selection criteria and a copy of their CV. Please email applications to ***** + click to reveal referencing COMMUNICATIONS and your surname as the subject.
The Role

You're an experienced entrepreneur or someone with entrepreneurial spirit who wants to take an active role in assisting world class startups in Melbourne as a program Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). You get access to our world class training and will be assisting 10 of the best smart energy startups selected from around the world. This is the 2nd year of the program and last year’s 10 startups raised an amazing $AUD$60.7M and have so far created 42 jobs.

We're looking for EiRs for our 2019 program with a strong background in ONE of:
Business Development
Marketing Communications
Smart Energy

You love a super dynamic environment where things change all the time. You are pro-active and a real go-getter. You love working as part of a high performance team. You Get Things Done! You have on the job domain experience or are a recent masters graduate and you're into startups. You have a positive can-do mentality and you are a true problem solver.
The role is a 3 month pro bono position starting Mon 29 Jan 2018. We are looking for people who can commit to a minimum of 2 days per week. We will pay expenses.

Will consider recent graduates.

Interviews will be conducted on Thu 20 Dec 2018 & Thu 10 Jan 2019!

Job tasks and responsibilities

What you're awesome at:
You're a great team player, but also able to work on projects autonomously
You're ambitious, highly motivated and buzzing with energy
You're super keen on learning fast
You have a strong background in one of the areas described above and you're proud to show us some of your previous work
You're able to attend at least 2 days per week
Skills and experience

Domain experience gained on the job or as a result of recently graduating at masters level in ONE of the disciplines listed above.

Job benefits and perks

Our side of the bargain:
Being an EiR is a great way to 'try before you buy' and experience startup life.
Program EiRs are very often offered full time roles as a result of working so closely with the startups during the program and many people use this role to learn the latest global best practice and transition from corporate to startup life.
We offer a unique opportunity for you to leave your mark on multiple startups and make a real difference to the Melbourne startup ecosystem.
Access to world-class mentors and corporate partners which not only build your network but also inspire
The perfect introduction to the international startup ecosystem and global links to people working on our other programs
You will be part of an amazing team!
Access to all exclusive program workshops, content and mentoring sessions
Location: Kingsgrove, Sydney NSW 2208

Our client, Simili Training Aust Pty Ltd., a leading training provider and a registered RTO, is focused on providing high-quality training and assessment and active engagement with both industry and the community. The client is looking to fill a full time position for a skilled and experienced Quality Assurance Manager to plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the deployment of quality systems and inspection processes within the organisation.

Minimum Requirements:
3+ years' experience in a similar role, and/ or either a Bachelor Degree or higher.

If you are a reliable, self-motivated, highly organised person with a positive attitude then this role is for you.

In this role your main responsibilities include:
• Develop and execute strategic and operational business plans and policy
• Review and approve quality documents
• Organize internal and external audits for the business
• Checking of course materials for compliance with specifications
• Identifying and recording non-conformance
• Performing detailed analysis and subsequent resolution of any non-conformance
• Perform Internal Quality Audits
• Ensure the culture of continuous improvement is developed and maintained
• Ensure learning material is developed in line with established timeframes that meet the internal and external requirements, as well as budgetary allocations
• Day to day operation & development of the QMS
• Coordinate certification processes
• Work to maintain a ‘quality assurance’ process that incorporates analysing (as appropriate); training; feedback; responses to feedback; and a quality review cycle for testing of all learning and assessment materials.
• Liaise and support trainers and assessors to ensure that all resources are being used as intended.
• Contribute to the development of other learning solution requirements including unit standards, qualifications and benchmarking

To be considered for this role you must have;
• ability to manage multiple tasks
• organisational skills
• communication skills
• experience in implementing and maintaining quality systems
• ability to build and maintain strong relationships with various team members
• experience in training and assessment environment

The salary offered is $66,000 and is market competitive to attract the very best people. Position is available for at least 2 years.

Applications for this opportunity should be forwarded by email to: ***** + click to reveal

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted and your application will be treated as strictly confidential.
Location: Kingsgrove Sydney NSW 2208
Salary: $70,000

Our client, Simili Training a Registered Training Organisation, is looking to fill a full time position for a Education Project Coordinator. The client is an industry-leading RTO that offers a complete range of courses and is committed to provide individuals/ companies with the best training to increase their effectiveness and get the right skills for the job.

The client is currently seeking an exceptional individual with a positive, collaborative and can-do approach, to join our dedicated training team. Based in Kingsgrove, Sydney, you will provide support to our trainees in order to strengthen their opportunities for practical placement and employment outcomes post-training. Working with the director, you will utilize and evaluate available resources of various program materials and assessment criteria to develop, market and pilot educational/ training programs.

You will apply your administrative skills to research, analyse and implement project outcomes. Education Project Coordinator, will work on various training programs and with other departments to produce a comprehensive syllabus/ training document and support the development of project outcomes.

You will be responsible for developing project scopes, objectives and risks whilst also managing all relevant stakeholder relationships. You will ensure appropriate projects are delivered on time, in scope and within budget, coupled with the ability to provide timely and relevant reporting.

This role is a fast paced and varied role. You will demonstrate the capacity to run multiple projects at one time with a strong attention to details and customer service skills.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in a related area or minimum of five (5) years of related experience and familiarity with working in a training environment.

Key responsibilities will include
• Proactively leading the coordination of events and program activities
• Collation of data for project reporting
• Manage a range of training programs
• Liaising with key stakeholders in the analysis, scoping, planning and scheduling of projects
• Liaise with Training staff and facilitate student evaluations
• Project manage a variety of initiatives to enhance employment opportunities and increase brand awareness
• Managing administrative documents for integrity, accuracy, consistency, decision making and future reference
• Supporting the recruitment, contracting and management of Subject Matter Experts (SME), academic reviewers, and other contractors/external vendors as required per project
• Building and managing relationships with key stakeholders
• Establishing, implementing, and documenting operating procedures for the organisation
• Assessing project risk, identifying potential issues and recommending or developing solutions
• Identifying and addressing present and future needs for student and staff development
• Creating project timelines and schedules with other service areas to ensure appropriate testing and training is covered
• Contributing to the development of training curricula
• Ensuring necessary prior arrangements are made for training activities

To be considered for this position you will need to demonstrate:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organisational and planning skills including the ability to manage concurrent tasks
• Ability to build strong working relationships with all stakeholders
• Experience working with a diverse range of cultures and nationalities
• Plan and schedule the implementation of specific training activities approved in the annual implementation plans
• Supervise and manage the implementation of programs planned, scheduled and approved
• Intermediate skills in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook

The salary offered is $70,000 and is market competitive to attract the very best people. Position is available for at least 2 years.
Applications for this opportunity should be forwarded by email to: ***** + click to reveal
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted and your application will be treated as strictly confidential.