Jonathan O'Donnell: Employment history

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2001 - onwards

Project manager.

Manage the contract with icorp to move the National Gallery of Victoria from chemical photography to digital photography.
Manage the Exhibition Multimedia contract with Show-Ads Interactive, Rutledge Engineering, Granada, Interactive Controls and William Buck. The Exhibition Multimedia project installed screens and back-end systems at the two galleries, and developed multimedia and video for those screens.
Manage multimedia production scheduling.

Melbourne IT, Melbourne


Research and Technology
Research Officer.

Develop a thorough understanding of domain name, security and e-commerce issues.
Assist with the introduction of new products and services, such as digital certificates.
Develop training programs for new products and services.
Draft system requirements and liaise with developers.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne


Faculty of Art, Design and Communication
Director of Information Technology.

Assist staff to develop flexible on-line teaching, learning and research resources.
Assist staff to match educational objectives to IT resources.
Assist the Faculty in the formulation of IT Strategy.
Assess and introduce effective new technology related to teaching and learning.
Assist staff and business managers to link on-line developments with business plans.
Assist the Faculty to introduce IT standards in relation to teaching and learning.
Chair the Faculty Computer User Group.
Provide secretariat services to the Faculty IT Management Committee.
Represent the Faculty on IT matters at the University level.
Represent RMIT at Virtual Moreland, a community Internet project to put the Moreland Community on-line.
Develop an Internet training program for Virtual Moreland.

1998 - 1997

Sunrise Research Laboratory
Project officer.

Assisted in the development and delivery of master classes in Internet-style On-line and On-disc Information Environments for Teaching and Learning.
Assisted in the development of Internet CD-ROMs covering the use of the Internet in schools, development of Web sites and Web accessibility issues.
Developed on-line tutorials: How Yahoo! works; Research via the Internet; Guidelines for Web consultants; and Make your Web pages accessible.
Coordinated the Web Access Group (WAG), a local collective working to champion equal Web access for people with disabilities.
Coordinated the WWW7 Internet Circus, a careers night for the Internet where Tim Berners-Lee and others spoke with students about living and working on the Internet.
Assisted in the development of the WWW7 Shoe Museum. Delegates to the WWW7 Conference digitised their shoes and catalogued them using Dublin Core metadata.
Presented "Sunrise Research Laboratory and the Web Accessibility Initiative" at the Community Networking/ Networking Communities conference, Feb 1998.
Coordinated visits to Sunrise Research Laboratory by Jean-François Abramatic, Chairman of the W3C; and Jim Miller, then Technology and Society Domain Leader.

1996 - 1995

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development)

Administrative officer.

Liaised with programmers to develop a networked collection and distribution system for research project information.
Assisted staff in the development of grant submissions.
Organised the publication of the annual Research and Publications Report.

1994 - 1993

Research Development Unit, Faculty of Business

Project officer.

Assisted in the execution of two 12 month research projects.
Interviewed 120 academics and business leaders as part of these projects.
Designed and developed research survey instruments.
Oversaw the collection and collation of data.
Maintained and upgraded the office personal computer network.

1992 - 1990

Research Coordination Office

Administrative officer.

I was secretary to the RMIT Research Committee.
Collated submissions from all faculties for RMIT's Research Infrastructure Development (Mechanism B) submissions.
Organised the selection & distribution of internal research grants.
Desktop published RMIT submissions for funding.

Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne

1990 - 1989

School of Social and Behavioural Studies

Administrative assistant.

Advised students and departmental staff in administrative matters, including enrollments, graduation, credit transfer, course variations, time-tabling and Institute regulations.
Maintained accurate student and staff records.
Processed credit transfers and examination results.
Assisted in selection, enrollments, graduations and Open Day activities.

1989 - 1987

Student Administration

Clerical assistant.

Advised students and Institute staff on credit transfers, enrollment procedures and general inquiries.
Operated as an effective team member when under pressure.
Created and maintain accurate student records.

Commonwealth Department of Science, Canberra

1987 - 1986

Australian Research Grants Secretariat

Clerical officer.

I was secretary to ARGC research granting subcommittee (now the Australian Research Council).
Assisted with the selection and distribution of research grants to academics at all Australian Universities.
Liaised with senior public servants concerning research grant administration and policy.
Advised Committee members on granting regulations.
Maintained accurate financial details on grants awarded.
Independently organised multiple tasks to meet external non-negotiable deadlines.
Organised travel and interview details and all correspondence.

1986 - 1985

Australian Government Analytical Laboratories

Clerical officer.

Edited 'Agal News', internal quarterly magazine of the Australian Government Analytical Laboratory.
Assisted with budget and forward planning preparation.
Prepared budget statistics for five State laboratories.
Collated database information and management statistics.