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Graphic Designer

Canberra-based role, in-house casual work.

The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) is seeking the services of a casual graphic designer. The design involves the layout of a quarterly science educators journal called Teaching Science.

This publication is produced in InDesign CC. You will need experience working with text styles, table layout, master pages, photo editing, typesetting, and print production. Use of Photoshop CC for photo editing, and Illustrator CC to occasionally recreate figures for authors and design in-house ads. The journal is A4, full colour, approximately 48–62 pp. The journal is just venturing into electronic publication as well, so interactive PDF versions of the journal need to be produced.

The position is flexible, however, it is desirable that the successful applicant will work in the office of the ASTA secretariat during the design stage. It is estimated that the time required to complete the design of each edition of Teaching Science is in the order of approximately 30 hours. Journals are published in March, June, September and December.


  • Experience in print graphic design roles, particularly magazines/journals
  • Good communication and the ability to work effectively in a team (with Editor, proof reader and Business Manager)
  • Proven experience in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign (on Mac)
  • Strong understanding of the print production process
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Flexibility with time

Remuneration to be negotiated.

To apply
If you are interested in this role, please send a covering letter with information about how you meet the requirements, along with your CV to Vic Dobos, CEO, Australian Science Teachers Association [email protected] or contact him on 6282 9377 by no later than COB Friday 12 October 2018.

Please see below link for a sample of a layout from Teaching Science journal.

Sample pages - Teaching Science
Sample pages - Teaching Science