Team Assistant/Care Taker

The Goethe-Institut is seeking to fill the position of a Team Assistant / Caretaker in Melbourne from March 1, 2018.The scope of employment is part-time, 28.5 hours per week.


Team Assistant / Receptionist 50%
  • Welcome visitors, language students and partners at the reception
  • Telephone switchboard, answering general questions about language courses, events and services of the Goethe-Institut
  • Library services, incl. lending DVDs and record keeping
  • General support of marketing activities, incl. ordering, distribution and selling of promotional material
  • Preparing rooms and assist at events  
  • Coordination of Social Media calendar
  • General office duties 
Caretaker 25%
  • Ongoing inspection and assessment of premises’ condition
  • Small repairs and/or identify contractors, getting quotes, monitor repairs
  • Postal dispatch, postage record, and daily mail distribution
  • Freight and customs clearance
  • Procurement of office material and cleaning goods
  • Assist with purchase of equipment and taking inventory
  • General caretaker duties 


  • Friendly and service-oriented personality
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Fluency in English plus a good grasp of German or the willingness to take German classes at the Goethe-Institut
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

A valid Australian work visa is a requirement for employment (applications from holders of "Work and Holiday" visa will not be considered).

Remuneration: between AUD 35,629 to 40,973 p.a. plus 10% superannuation, depending on qualification.
Please send your application including the usual documents in electronic form no later than 18 February 2018 to
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Interviews will be held on or after 26 February