House of Assembly- Employment Opportunity

PARLIAMENT OF TASMANIA

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

The staff of the House of Assembly provide the administrative machinery for the efficient conduct of the House of Assembly and its committees and certain joint committees and a range of services and facilities for Members in Parliament House.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following position:

PARLIAMENTARY EDUCATOR (Part-time – 4 days per week (0.8 FTE), Fixed Term appointment up to 30 June 2021)

The successful applicant will be responsible for a wide range of duties associated with parliamentary education programs in the House of Assembly including:

~ Assist in the design, create and deliver education programmes including role-plays for primary and secondary students, teachers and others who attend Parliament House.

~ Assist in the design and implementation of projects such as the development of educational resources including content for the House of Assembly website, for print publications or any other communication medium.

~ Develop connections between schools and young people and the Parliament. 

~ Assist in the development and implementation of an outreach program in relation to parliamentary education for schools and the community.

~Conduct tours of Parliament House for school groups, community groups and the public.

The successful applicant will be a certified teacher, preferably with at least three years of work experience as a teacher, and will possess demonstrated ability to develop and deliver education programs (such as a role-play scenario) to students, teachers and others.

The position reports to the Principal Parliamentary Educator and assists in delivering educational programs. The position operates with a significant degree of independence and requires the occupant to have the ability to work creatively and effectively, with limited supervision.  This position in common with other general positions in the House of Assembly requires the occupant to have the ability to act with tact and discretion in a complex political environment.

The successful applicant will be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly under the provisions of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 1898.

The annual salary is $66,709 - $76,918 (pro rata).  Other work conditions broadly relate to those applying to State Service employees.

A complete Position Description is available on the internet at www.parliament.tas.gov.au or by enquiry directed to Principal Parliamentary Educator, Kimbra McCormack on (03) 6212 2138 or to the Deputy Clerk of the House of Assembly, Laura Ross on (03) 6212 2366.

Applicants must address the ‘Selection Criteria’ listed in the Position Description.

Applications should be forwarded to the Deputy Clerk of the House of Assembly, Parliament House, Hobart, or by email to laura.ross@parliament.tas.gov.au by close of business on Friday 21 July 2017.