Sales and Administration Officer

Aug 08, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Univeristy of Queensland Press

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) was established in 1948 and is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected publishing houses. UQP enhances the success of the University of Queensland by its innovative philosophy and commitment to producing books of high quality and cultural significance. UQP books and authors have received national and international recognition through literary prizes, rights sales and writers’ festivals. We publish print and eBooks across a range of subjects, from literary fiction, general non-fiction and poetry, to children’s and young adult books and academic books in fields such as cultural studies, history and peace and conflict studies.

Information about UQP may be accessed on the UQP’s web site at 

The role

UQP is seeking an organised and professional Sales and Administration Officer to support day-to-day operations, performing reception duties and providing support to the CEO as well as liaising with book distributors, monitoring stock inventory and processing book orders.

The person

Applicants should possess highly developed organisational skills, a positive and motivated attitude, and the ability to prioritise and undertake a wide range of administrative tasks with accuracy, timeliness and flexibility. He or she will have strong communication skills, demonstrated experience in providing administrative support to senior management and proficiency in using of a wide range of computer applications (particularly Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Word). Importantly, you will need the ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently, prioritising workload, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. Applicants with experience in a publishing or an arts related environment, or in book-selling or stock management will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 4 for 12 months. The remuneration package will be in the range $59,429.60 - $63,305.88, p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $69,532.63 -$74,067.88 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Jill Eddington, CEO of UQP on +61 7 3365 2453 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter Resume and Selection Criteria (Max 2 x A4 pages) responses.

For information on completing the application process click here

Reference: 501007

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