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Come be part of the EcoCentre team and drive real change for our local ecosystems. See below for our current job vacancies and voluntary placement opportunities.


Job Vacancies

We are seeking a scientist to join our team! You will develop and deliver evidence-based environmental programs and projects, with a portfolio emphasis on citizen science, science communications, volunteer engagement, and cross-sectoral collaboration for environmental health outcomes. 

The Project Manager will write grant applications, develop partnerships and resources for environmental education, action and volunteering. You will also take the lead to deliver trainings, workshops and citizen science studies including on beaches, in parks and at partner locations around Greater Melbourne. This role is on our Impact Team, using science, advocacy and partnerships to better understand and act on a range of environmental issues. You will closely with our Impact Team Leader and the Port Phillip Baykeeper on projects and advocating to government. You will also apply your science and community engagement experience to collaborate with the Executive Officer and partners on imagining, designing, fundraising and programming for our future citizen science lab.

This role is 0.6 FTE with a salary of approximately $89,600 pro rata. You will work from a range of locations (including our office/community hub and fieldwork). 

Refer to the full Position Description for further details of the role and responsibilities, and Key Selection Criteria (including required qualifications and experience). Email with any queries about the role.

Please apply via Ethical Jobs.


Student Placement


The EcoCentre provides a range of opportunities for university and high school students to complete their work experience or student placement.

Next intake term 2, 2023

Teacher Placement

The EcoCentre provides a range of opportunities for pre-service teachers or educators who would like to experience educational opportunities in a variety of schools. Teachers on placement will ‘shadow’ our Educators.


The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.