Learning Design Specialist - NIDA Corporate Training

NIDA is committed to equity and inclusion and building a diverse community of staff and students. We believe intrinsically in the value of a learning place where each individual can bring their whole selves and contribute their unique perspective. We strongly encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cultural, regional, LGBTQI and disability communities.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a center of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its practice-based training training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated Learning Design Specialist to develop and design innovative and dynamic training content for NIDA’s online and in-person courses, including but not limited to: one-to-one coaching, public courses, in-house delivery, customized training, staff engagement activities, and seminar presentations.

Under the direction of the Head of New Business – Online Learning, you will:

  • Design inspiring and interactive short courses that respond to client needs and highlight the value of NIDA’s training methodology and the benefits to be gained by participants
  • Manage day-to-day delivery of course content, ensuring high standards of delivery that consistently exceed client expectations
  • Identify, contract and brief talented tutors to ensure our training meets client’s training objectives, and provide ongoing feedback, training, and development opportunities for tutors.

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in the design, development and delivery of education training programs and an understanding of how the application of acting techniques can support professional development. You will have a solid understanding of digital learning platforms, emerging trends in online learning, and an interest in the integration of technology with world-class training to deliver outstanding client results. Ideally, you will have an interest in the performing arts and experience in the higher education or not for profit sectors.


Please download the position profile for more information about this role.


This is a 1-year part-time contract. 3 days per week.

The pro-rated base salary is $ 43,312 per annum (based on a 3-day working week) + 10.5% Superannuation


  • Annual leave loading (17.5%)
  • A short bus or light rail ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station*
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary flu vaccinations
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions (subject to availability)
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing professional development opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events*
  • Discounts for staff and immediate family members to attend NIDA Open short courses*

* Casual staff are welcome to enjoy these benefits


Essential components of your application

  • A cover letter which demonstrates your understanding of the role, including your capacity to fulfil the responsibilities
  • Your C.V. including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A Statement of Competency that addresses the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile.


5.00pm, 15 August 2022

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted


  • Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
  • You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.
  • A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact contact tricia.ryan@nida.edu.au

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