My Melbourne with Steven Wyld

May 12 / 85

What is your unit?

External Relations at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne
Conservatorium of Music


What is your job title?

Project Coordinator


How long have you been with the University of Melbourne?


I've been at the Faculty for about seven years.


How did you come to work at the University?

I previously worked in the film and television industry and was invited to teach the Foundation
program at the School of Film and Television. From there, I kind of stumbled my way through
various positions.


Describe your typical day

It really depends on what's going on and what time of year it is. I could be working on
Graduations, Open Day or a puppetry summit, filming a performance, coordinating an alumni
event or organising a Street Party (which I did in March for the VCA's 40th Anniversary).


What is it about your job that holds your interest or is particularly satisfying?

The diversity of my job is what sustains my interest. I feel quite privileged that I'm trusted to
work with so many stakeholders across many projects and events. I also get to employ a
range of skills that I've acquired and have the opportunity to keep growing and developing
further skills and knowledge. I'm also surrounded by a wonderful team. Everyone in External
Relations is very talented and incredibly supportive - not only for me, but for the entire Faculty.


What is the best piece of advice you have received?


Never, under any circumstances, barrack for Collingwood (sorry to any Pies supporters out there).


What is something about yourself that most of your colleagues wouldn't know?


I don't like turnips.


Where do you buy your coffee on campus?

Generally the VCA cafe (Queen of Hearts).


What do you like most about the University?

I like that I work for a diverse and highly respected institution that recognises and supports the
value of studio-based, experiential learning in the pursuit of artistic excellence and innovation.

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