Team Assistant/Care Taker

The Goethe-Institut is seeking to fill the position of a Team Assistant / Caretaker in Melbourne by 3 February 2020. The scope of employment is part-time, 28.5 hours per week (Monday-Thursday 11:00-18:30).


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
  • Assisting the language course department
  • Library services, incl. lending DVDs and record keeping
  • General support of marketing activities, incl. ordering, distribution and selling of promotional material
  • Social Media Coordination (Planning, creating and scheduling content across all social media channels ensuring corporate identity)
  • Organisation of the internship program
  • Assisting the Head of Administration in general office duties
Caretaker 25%
  • Ongoing inspection and assessment of premises’ condition
  • Preparing rooms and assist at events 
  • 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


  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in  English, a good knowledge of German is a bonus
  • Friendly and service-oriented personality
  • Team player, flexible, open minded
  • Strong organisational skills with a problem solving and can-do attitude
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team, while managing own workload
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience with  social media
  • 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 package: A$40,766 incl. 10% superannuation
We further offer five weeks paid annual leave.
Please send your application including a CV and a cover letter addressing all advertisement criteria in electronic form to

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.