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Textbook Writer (Perth)

Questions? Contact the Recruiting Lead

Hannah Knight

Chief Product Officer

Textbook Writer (Perth)

Supported By

Lead Authors & Head of Subject

Applications Due

Applications Close Thursday, 29 February 2023

Role Type & Commitment

Voluntary

During University Semester (Early March to End of May) 

Option to Continue Between Semesters

Location

Perth (In Person Meetings at UWA)


About Elucidate

Elucidate Education is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission of ensuring that every Australian student has the support they need to achieve. We achieve this through providing a free learning platform and equitable textbooks to support students throughout their learning journey. For every 2 textbooks we sell, we donate a third to rural communities with limited acces to educational resources.

With over 23,000 Australian users, four published textbooks, and a team of over 50 volunteers across Perth and Melbourne, Elucidate is one of the fastest growing volunteer run organisations in Australia.

With recent funding support from the University of Melbourne, Masonic Foundation, Rotary Club of Subiaco and Rotary Club of West Perth, and other funders, we are on an exciting journey to expand our impact across Australia.

Could you be part of the team making a difference in the educational futures of thousands of Australians each year?


Roles and Responsibilities 


Textbook writers have the opportunity to be part of a team of writers working together to create a high quality textbook, with a Lead Author to support them. Writing usually involves a mix of writing explanations of concepts, creating worked examples to support those explanations, creating simple diagrams, writing practice questions, and writing answers for those questions.


We are currently looking for volunteers with a background in the following areas that we are currently writing textbooks for:

  • Physics WACE (year 12)

  • Chemsitry WACE (year 11)


If your experience is not in the subjects described above, consider applying for a position with our online team take on a different range of subjects, as well as signing up for the textbook team team through the link below and we will contact you if we start writing for a subject you're interested in.


After your first semester with us, you may also have the chance to step up as a Lead Author yourself, or join our Editing Team for further opportunities to have an impact and develop your skills.



What’s in it for you

You will get the opportunity to make a difference to the learning journeys of everyday young Australians. In addition, we also offer free social events to get to know other volunteers, including laser tag, bowling, board games nights and so on. 

You will get the opportunity to meet other young people from all different backgrounds connected by a mission of giving back! 

Elucidate is also able to officially log volunteering hours through the UWA student guild for your academic transcript.


About You

You should consider joining Elucidate’s content creator team if you:

  • Have a passion for giving back to the community within the areas of education.

  • Are a high performer in your subject area and would love to teach it to help other students. The current textbooks we are writing are year 11 Chemistry and year 12 Physics.

  • Are able to contribute 3 -5 hours per week of writing, with attendance at a team catch up once a fortnight. 

  • Want to join a community of other passionate volunteers with access to free and subsidised social events to get to know each other.

  • Want to invest in developing your own skills and confidence. 

  • Want to be part of a community and get out of your comfort zone! 


Application Instructions

To apply please fill out the application form below!


If you have any questions, please contact me via email.


Position Recruiting Lead

Hannah Knight

Head of Textbooks

E: hannah.knight@elucidate.org.au

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