Job available: Technical support officer [contractor]

About the role

For an immediate start, the ASC is seeking the support of a temporary contractor with technical skills in membership database migration/management and web development who can invoice for their time. We expect this role to run for approximately 1 to 3 months, with the potential for ad hoc support needed for the next 6 to 12 months. We are seeking someone who can start immediately.

We expect the project’s scope to include two major parts: database backend set-up and development and frontend website development. At this stage, we are happy to receive applications from people with the capability to perform in both of these areas or the first part only.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide technical support for migrating our membership database onto our new membership system,
  • Ensure the new system is configured correctly for effective membership and data management for now and in the future,
  • Provide technical support for team members and troubleshoot any issues that arise in relation to the migration,
  • Build a new website for the organisation to meet our needs (part 2 of the project), and
  • Other activities as appropriate and requested by the Executive Committee.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is technically competent across web and data platforms,
  • has excellent communication skills,
  • can manage their own time and priorities, and
  • can rapidly problem-solve around complex technologies and systems.

You’ll find this role easier if you:

  • have relevant knowledge of association/membership management systems and experience in database migration (especially with Membes),
  • have web development experience,
  • have an awareness of data privacy regulations and principles,
  • are familiar with the principles of using a CRM and accounting software (such as Xero), and
  • are familiar with integrating access across systems and websites.

We will accept EOI’s from anyone who considers themselves capable to complete the core role, and encourage all to apply even if you do not meet all criteria explicitly.

This role will be contracted at an hourly rate of $30–50 (ex. GST) pending experience. Including additional load during the conference season, the estimated time requirement is between 6–10 hours per week (more initially as you become familiar with our systems).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via if you are interested in discussing the role and your suitability. The role will be filled once a suitable candidate has been found. This expression of interest will remain open for at least one week from 3 April 2024.

About the Australian Science Communicators

The Australian Science Communicators is the peak body for science communication in Australia. Established in 1994, it represents a body of over 200 members with an interest in science communication.

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