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Jobs and Vacancies

Trinity College is a unique tertiary institution within a leafy Parkville environment.

Because the College provides a wonderful, engaging work environment, there are few vacancies. However, from time to time, there are opportunities to apply for employment here. 

Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or hold a valid work permit or visa. If you are called for an interview, you will need to show evidence of your status and qualifications.

Applying for a position at Trinity College

All applications for positions at the College must address the selection criteria noted in the position description and include a CV/resume with at least three referees. We seek staff whose values and vision match our own. We want all of our staff to show initiative, empathy, flexibility, tact and diplomacy, cooperation and confidentiality.

We contact shortlisted candidates within seven business days of the closing date for applications. 



(full-time position)

Trinity College, the University of Melbourne comprises a co-educational Residential College, Theological School and Pathways Schools incorporating a sizeable Foundation Studies and Young Leaders programs. Foundation Studies is an award-winning program that prepares over 2,000 overseas students for entry into the University of Melbourne, and other leading Australian Universities. The program equips students with the intellectual, linguistic and cultural skills necessary for success at University.

The Pathways School Chaplain will offer pastoral care to students and staff of the Pathways School.  The Chaplain will work closely with Student Support Services in the Pathways School, providing support for students on such matters as spiritual guidance, student leadership opportunities e.g. student led events and activities, celebration of multi-culturalism, multi-faith’s and the diversity of worship. This position will also collaborate with the College Chaplain and other members of the Chaplaincy team and staff of Trinity College to provide Christian ministry. 

The successful candidate can be either an Anglican Priest, Deacon or licensed Lay Chaplain with academic qualifications in theology or pastoral studies, with proven work experience in pastoral care and/counselling as well as working with young people or youth work in ministry. Knowledge or exposure to other cultures, and faith traditions, and sensitivity to cultural and faith differences would be highly regarded as would be experience working in international settings. 

Salary Range: Band Level 4 (appropriate package reflecting experience) including 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave loading.

Enquiries: Alison Hemsley, Associate Dean Student Services. Phone: (03) 9348 7097

Read the Position Description here

Please submit your resume, a cover letter and separate document addressing the key responsibilities in PDF or Word format. 

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources, Trinity College: by 9.00am Monday, 7 August 2017



Academic tutors for the Residential College are usually interviewed and hired in February – March and July – August of each year. However, expressions of interest are welcome at any time, and your application will be placed on file until there is a vacancy. 

Trinity provides tutorials (groups) and supervisions (individual), for subjects at the University of Melbourne in which students are enrolled. Tutorials typically run from week 3 to SWOT vac, Monday-Thursday and Sunday, at 5.30, 7.30 and 8.30pm. A tutorial timetable is set up by the Head of Academic Programs working with students and tutors.
The College tutorial system is an established feature of the academic programs of the colleges and Halls of Residence affiliated with the University. College tutorials serve four primary functions:
  • to help students understand subject material and to clarify important or difficult concepts
  • to help students broaden their perspective on subject materials
  • to provide a tutor-led common interest group for a subject in which students can gain support and discuss issues relevant to a subject
  • to help in special circumstances such as a lack of basic study skills, note taking, lack of background information, language difficulties etc.
College tutors should not be attempting to ‘reā€teach’ the subject; rather, they will respond to issues raised by students about the materials, and offer further intellectual challenges.
Tutorials are taught by senior students and graduates who have demonstrated academic excellence in their own studies. Tutors should be both teachers and models, encouraging independent learning, critical enquiry and peer discussion.
The tutorials we run are requested by student and attendance at tutorials is voluntary. Tutorials may be altered or cancelled to meet student needs. Academic tutors are paid $86.19/hr for a tutorial and $43.10/hr for a consult. They are welcome to dine at High Table in hall on nights that they teach, and are eligible to join the Senior Common Room.
If you are interested in tutoring at Trinity, please send to Dr Gayle Allan, Deputy Dean
  • a covering letter
  • a list of University of Melbourne subjects you can teach (with subject codes)
  • a brief description of your teaching methodology and philosophy
  • a resumé
  • details of two referees
  • an academic transcript.