Landscape Architect

The Landscape Architect is responsible for the development and design implementation of the 20-year Melbourne Gardens Master Plan and the enhancement of the world-renowned, heritage-listed botanical landscape for the enjoyment of the community.
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Other
Classification: RBGV 5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/421742
Closing Date: 24-May-2019
Salary Range: $104,893 - $114,857
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Landscape Architect 2.pdf (PDF, 268KB)


Contact: Chris Cole
Chris.Cole@rbg.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Opportunity to work for an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Part-time, Ongoing position
  • South Yarra location

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

The Landscape Architect is responsible for the development and design implementation of the 20-year Melbourne Gardens Master Plan and the enhancement of the world-renowned, heritage-listed botanical landscape for the enjoyment of the community.

Success Profile

  • A degree in Landscape Architecture or an equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Minimum five years landscape architecture experience gained in botanic or public gardens or similar institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, manage and review Master Plans and landscape-related projects in a heritage botanic gardens context.
  • Proven abilities in high quality landscape design, public open space planning, graphic presentation, design documentation and report writing.
  • Clear understanding of heritage conservation issues, including the application of the ICOMOS Guidelines and proven ability to engage with Heritage Victoria.
  • Ability to work under limited direction to analyse, plan, prioritise and organise work for self and others to achieve goals and deadlines.
  • Advanced planning and organisation skills relating to landscape master planning and major projects.
  • High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders in providing expert advice to enable achievement of desired outcomes.

For further details please refer to the position description.

To apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by Friday 24 May 2019.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Chris Cole, Executive Director Melbourne Gardens at Chris.Cole@rbg.vic.gov.au.   

Applications should include a CV and also address the list of role requirements under the heading of Success Profile as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.


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