Assistant Visual Communication Designer

• Full-time, 9-month fixed term contract
• VPS Grade 2.2 ($66,063 - $72,985, plus superannuation)
• Hybrid working arrangements available
• Suited to a recent Visual Communication graduate
Job Details
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG2.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VEC/308722294/180600
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $66,063 - $72,985
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 386 - Assistant Visual Communication Designer - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 95KB)
Position Description

Contact: Caitlin Jedski

Position Details

Why join us

At the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) we are not just about elections, we are about enabling all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy.  The VEC conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our goal is to be change ready and responsive to legislative changes and community expectations in a dynamic and complex operating environment.

What you will be doing

Reporting directly to the Design and Production Coordinator, this entry-level role will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with the design and delivery of high-quality printed and digital products and materials that support election services, including:
    • Ballot papers and materials
    • Electoral forms
    • Instructional documents used by election staff
    • Reports and plans
  • Assisting with design research and analysis to improve the usability of products.
  • Providing general assistance to the Design and Production team.

What you will bring to the role

  • Advanced theoretical knowledge and technical skills within a relevant area of design, such as visual communication or graphic design
  • Exceptional attention to detail and written communication skills
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management and negotiation skills
  • Commitment to the VEC's core vales

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • a current CV and
  • a .pdf portfolio of recent design work containing 3–5 projects that showcases process and technical capability
  • a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria (KSC) 6.3, 6.4 and 6.6 as listed in the position description.
  • Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below). The VEC can only accept applications lodged via Victorian Government Careers website.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 21 July 2024.

We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply.

We understand that candidates may need adjustments in the recruitment process and/or workplace. For any questions or request for accommodations, please e-mail

Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check.

In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants to disclose specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Learn more about disclosing political activities.

VEC contact details

For further information please contact Caitlin Jedski at

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