- Job posted on: 22nd Feb 2022
- Applications close:
Meld Studios is a friendly, values-driven design studio with a team of ~30 people spread across NSW, VIC, ACT and WA. We partner with organisations and the people they serve to navigate complexity and change, contributing to equitable, sustainable and just futures.
You can read about some of our award-winning projects here: meldstudios.com.au/about-2/public-recognition-of-our-work.
We are committed to creating a diverse, culturally and psychologically safe workplace. We have a Diversity & Belonging Commitment we are dedicated to; we have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) we are dedicated to; and as part of our renovation work we are developing a Meld Culture Code that will embed our values and advocacy in action.
We encourage applications from people who could bring diverse perspectives and lived experience to our team, bringing more diversity of thought and experience to our ways of thinking and working in addition to the core capabilities that we're after.
We encourage applications from people who:
We know from 12 years in the market that March to June/July is a peak time for projects, so we actively nurture a Meld Associate Network to scale our team up during this time.
We’re looking for more Senior Service Designers to join this network.
We have 2-3 positions available in March so we’re looking for several people with availability from then.
These positions will be fixed-term contracts for the duration of a specific project. Current projects are around 10 weeks.
We are not hiring for permanent positions at the moment.
Our expectations for Senior Service Designers are mapped out in our Skills Matrix (hubs.ly/Q014xtp_0). Please submit a marked up version of this matrix as part of your application, showing where your capability and experience lands. We use this to determine day rates, as we pay a standard rate for each level of capability.
This is our ‘mid level’ practitioner role, between Designer and Principal Designer level. In summary:
Core skills and responsibilities for Senior Service Designers include:
On most occasions you’ll work with a team of 2-4 other Meldsters and/or Meld Associates, as we know more value comes from people working together. Sometimes we require Seniors to work directly with the client team with a little support from a Meld Principal Designer — let’s discuss if this is an acceptable option for you.
Based on the range projects coming up, experience in one or more of the following areas is required:
In your application, please mention the areas that you have experience in.
This role would be great for someone who:
Flexibility for this role to be 4-5 days per week, depending on the project. Core hours are 9am and 5pm AEST (unless the client and majority of the Meld team is based in a different time zone, e.g. WA). That said, we do support flexible working so let's discuss.
Fixed-term contracts based on project duration. Starting March 2022. Current projects are ~10 weeks. We are not hiring for permanent positions at the moment.
We support hybrid ways of working so you can be anywhere in Australia.
Currently, our biggest team and physical studio is in Sydney. However, we are growing our Canberra, Perth and Melbourne teams so you can join Meldsters for in-person working in any of these locations.
Our current Senior Service Designer rates range from $700 - $900 per day, including superannuation which we are obliged to pay on your behalf. We will use our Skills Matrix to determine your day rate, as we pay a standard rate for each level of capability.
You provide your own computer and home office set up. We can provide additional equipment at our studio, and will provide access to all software. We use Apple computers, Google Suite, Slack, Miro, Figma, and Zoom. Please let us know if any of this is a barrier to you applying for this role.
You’ll work with a range of Meldsters, to be determined based on the project. You can see our permanent team here: www.meldstudios.com.au/about. We also have ~6 other Associates currently on board. In addition to working with your project team, we also have a Monday morning check in (practical), Friday arvo check out (fun), fortnightly lunch & learns, and local team events that we encourage you to be part of.
Please submit a marked up version of our Skills Matrix as part of your application, showing where your capability and experience lands. We use this to determine day rates, as we pay a standard rate for each level of capability. You can download our Skills Matrix from here: hubs.ly/Q014xtp_0
Also highlight your areas of experience based on that second list under Responsibilities.
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