First listed on: 04 February 2019

Education Specialist 

The Opportunity

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Use your Skills and Make an Impact on CSIROs Education Outcomes

CSIRO are looking for an Education Specialist to work within the Digital Careers team developing and implementing content and resources to support the delivery of the Digital Careers program into primary and secondary schools. This includes the development of materials to support the delivery of the Technologies Curriculum, Digital Careers activities including (but not limited to) the Australian Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge and national ICT competitions such as Young ICT Explorers, as well as other CSIRO Education and Outreach programs. This role will also be responsible for the delivery of professional learning workshops to teachers.

Your duties will include

  • Implementing the Digital Careers program including the achievement of the target number of school registrations in activities for the program
  • Developing and producing curriculum materials to support activities within the Digital Careers program
  • Developing and running workshops to STEM professionals around Digital Careers activities and how they relate to the Australian curriculum
  • Undertaking the delivery of professional learning workshops, providing advice to principals, teachers and industry STEM professionals
  • Working with Australian universities to incorporate Digital Careers activities as part of their pre service teachers’ assessment
  • Undertaking the delivery of Digital Careers workshops at teacher conferences.

Location: Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
Salary: AU$82k - AU$93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified Term until 30th June, 2020  
Reference: 60287

To be successful you will need

  • Demonstrated experience producing education resource materials, delivered through an understanding of the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum and current issues facing school science and technologies education
  • Good understanding of open ended investigations/technology work and inquiry based learning and how they are taught in Australian schools
  • High level written and oral communication skills in a variety of formats and for a range of audiences, including individuals and groups
  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills including experience with negotiation and representation, and proven ability to establish and maintain strong and productive relationships and networks with colleagues, leaders and key stakeholders both internal and external
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment, proactively collaborating and consulting with internal and external stakeholders, as well as sharing resources to accomplish objectives
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to find workable solutions to complex problems and resolve complaints using creativity, reasoning and past experience
  • A current driver’s licence and the ability to travel locally and interstate
  • A valid Working with Children Check or equivalent or the willingness and ability to gain one
  • A valid National Police Check or the willingness and ability to gain one.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.


Relevant bachelor’s degree or work experience in Education.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

22:59 AEDT 15 February 2019

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