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Development Associate, Indigenous

Location: Sydney
Engagement Type: Contract, 6 months
Annual Salary: $72,854 per annum plus 15.4% superannuation
Department/Unit: Indigenous
Immediate Manager: Head of Indigenous

The successful candidate will be engaged under the Screen Australia Act 2008

About us

The Indigenous Department at Screen Australia works to support bold First Nations screen stories, authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners. The department has proudly funded award winning content such as Total Control, Mystery Road and Redfern Now (ABC), and feature films such as Sweet Country, Goldstone and Samson and Delilah, as well as numerous documentaries, factual series, short film and most recently online series.

About the role

We have now partnered with the Development, Documentary and Online Departments to offer a 6-month professional development opportunity for an emerging Indigenous producer or screen development professional to join us in the role of Development Associate. In this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their creative judgement and industry knowledge of script development and financing by participating in and supporting the assessment processes undertaken by the Indigenous, Development, Documentary and Online teams.

Reporting directly to the Head of Indigenous, this position will be offered for a 6 month contract.

About you

  • You will have undertaken formal studies or professional training in a screen-related field such as vocational or tertiary studies in screen/film studies or AFTRS short courses.

  • At least 2 years’ experience in either the screen industry or more broadly in the arts-related industry with Credit for work on a short drama film or a documentary project.

  • You will possess an understanding or prior experience working in the development of a screen or arts project.
  • Have solid knowledge and understanding of Indigenous society and culture and an understanding of the issues affecting Indigenous people in contemporary Australian society, including the diversity of circumstances in Indigenous communities.
  • Be highly organised with the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines; in addition to having well developed communication skills

The benefits

In return you will receive a salary of $72,854 + 15.4% super, work in our modern offices in Ultimo; and become part of a friendly, passionate and collegiate team environment.

Please note that this is an Indigenous identified position.Applicants must be of Indigenous Australian descent, identify as an Indigenous Australian and be accepted as such by the community with which he/she is associated.

The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act.

How to apply

Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 14 August 2020.

Click here to see the full job profile for this position.

Along with your resume, your application must include:

  • Applicant Particulars Form; and
  • your response to the Selection Criteria (Qualifications and Experience), listed in the job profile.

Applications should be emailed to Recruitment or posted to: 

Human Resources Team
Screen Australia
GPO Box 3984