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    Make your mark at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, a globally unique cultural institution located at the heart of Melbourne's iconic Federation Square.

    Operating as an innovative, dynamic, performance-orientated cultural business, ACMI is self-directed, though within the Victorian public sector.

    ACMI delivers its programs through three organisational groups: Content and Projects, Marketing and Development, and Commercial and Operations.

    ACMI seeks to nurture an entrepreneurial team spirit delivering varied cultural, creative and performance aims. In an environment of hard working but passionate enthusiasm for our subject matter and audiences, ACMI aims to provide rich opportunities for staff and organisational interests to thrive.

    Jobs at ACMI

    Why Choose ACMI?

    Our Vision and Values

    We aim to expand our world-class position and unique voice in the arts through an agenda of cultural leadership, innovation, partnerships and audience reach and accessibility.

    As a world-leading cultural centre, we provide audiences with diverse experiences that explore and shape the moving image in all its forms.

    Our vision enables us to head in a clear direction and our values help us express our personality and define who we are and what we stand for.

    Find out more about our Vision and Values [PDF 18KB]

    Employee Benefits

    If you work for us, you’ll be part of a talented team that is passionate about the moving image and is proud of ACMI’s values (plus you’ll get to do some pretty amazing and cool stuff).

    As an ACMI employee you’ll be entitled to some great benefits including:

    • Annual leave loading 17.5%
    • Salary packaging
    • Flexible working hours / working arrangements
    • Gym membership discounts at the Grand Hyatt
    • Discounts at the ACMI Store and Optic Kitchen + Bar
    • Recognition of any prior government service
    • 14 weeks paid maternity leave (conditions apply)
    • Annual travel ticket at discounted rates
    • Complimentary entry (subject to availability) or concession rates to ACMI programs
    • Membership of Federation Square’s ‘Club Fed’ program

    View more details of What's on Offer [PDF 20KB]

    Green Initiatives

    ACMI takes responsibility for its environmental footprint, promoting sustainable practices in all its activities.

    Our commitment to minimise our environmental impact underpins our programming and business planning. We actively promote responsible environmental management with our staff, volunteers, stakeholders, partners, clients and suppliers. Our environmental commitment includes:

    • Making efficient use of resources and reducing emissions and waste
    • Promoting environmentally responsible purchasing
    • Setting key performance indicators to clearly monitor our performance on greenhouse gas emissions, energy usage, waste output and paper consumption
    • Contributing to the development of best practice principles for the Australian arts sector

    Application Process

    How to apply

    To apply for jobs at ACMI you must submit an online application by the advertised closing date.

    You complete your application you’ll be required to create an account using a valid email address. Please check this email account on a regular basis as we’ll be sending you communication regarding to your application.

    You don’t need to create a new account each time you apply for a job - one account allows you to submit multiple applications.

    Application form

    Many of the questions in the application form are mandatory. These fields are marked with an asterisk (*) and you won’t be able to submit an application until all of these fields are completed.

    Your application can be updated at any time via the 'My Applications' page once you have logged into your account.

    Resume and Key Selection Criteria response

    Please ensure that your resume is up to date and that you submit a response to the Key Selection Criteria (listed in the job description) as part of your application. If you don’t do this, your application may not be considered.

    You may also be required to submit supplementary material such as a portfolio. Our HR team will let you know during the selection process or prior to an interview. 

    Once your application is submitted

    Upon receipt of your application, you’ll receive an email notification. If you don’t receive this within two business days, please check that you’ve provided the correct email address and that your mail program has not blocked ACMI emails as spam.

    You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into the Jobs at ACMI page. Simply log in using the email account and password you created when setting up your account.

    More information

    Please refer to our Employment FAQs for any questions you may have about employment at ACMI and our recruitment process.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We've provided answers to some commonly asked questions to assist you in your application and the selection process.

    Where are jobs advertised?
    Our job opportunities are advertised on the ACMI website and may also appear onArtsHubScreenHubMy CareerThe Loop and the Victorian Government careers website.

    A position I want to apply for isn't appearing on the search page. How do I find it? 
    Conduct an open search on the What's Advertised? page (don't enter any search criteria) and locate your job from the list. Please note that the job may have expired and applications are no longer being accepted.

    Why am I asked for a username and password when I try to apply for a job?
    All candidates need to be registered to apply for a job, although you can search for jobs without being logged in. Please refer to the Application Process page for further assistance.

    How do I retrieve a forgotten password? 
    If you have already created an online account and have forgotten your password, please visit the login page for assistance.

    How long should my application be? 
    Your cover letter should be no longer than one page, your response to the Key Selection Criteria should be no longer than two pages and your resume should be no longer than three pages. We request that applications are a maximum of six pages in total. Please do not send any supplementary material with your application unless requested.

    Do you accept hardcopy applications?
    We encourage all applicants to apply online. If you are unable to submit an online application, please contact us for assistance.

    How can I check if I have attached my resume? 
    Login to your account and click on the 'My Applications' link on the left. Your applications will be shown in this section. Click on the application and scroll down to the 'View Attachments' button to check if your resume is attached.

    Can I apply for more than one position at ACMI? 
    Yes, you can apply for more than one position using your online account once it has been created (see Application Process), however please ensure you complete a separate application for each position.

    Will my application be acknowledged?
    All applications submitted online are acknowledged via email upon receipt. Login to your account and click on the 'My Applications' link on the left. Your applications will be shown in this section. If the application is successfully submitted, the status will show as 'In Progress'.

    What time do I need to submit my job application by?
    You have until midnight on the close date to submit your application.

    Do you accept late applications? 
    In exceptional circumstances late applications may be accepted, however this will be on a discretionary basis and you should not rely on it when planning your job application process.

    How long will the shortlisting process take?
    The length of the time taken to shortlist applications can vary depending on the volume of applications.

    Do you hold interviews?
    After the shortlisting process is complete, shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.

    Will you notify me if I have been unsuccessful?
    Yes, we contact all applicants either via phone or email to inform them of the outcome of their application.

    Do you provide feedback on unsuccessful applications? 
    Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide specific feedback to each candidate on their application.

    Can I submit a speculative resume to be held on file for future opportunities? 
    Yes, if you would like us to keep you details on file please create a profile via your online account and you will be considered for suitable future opportunities that arise.

    How do I register to receive email alerts when new jobs are advertised? 
    You can set email alerts up via your online account. Simply click on 'Job Emails' and select the criteria that applies to you.

    Where will the position be based?
    We have two locations: Federation Square and Oliver Lane, both in Melbourne. While you will be based at one of these locations, you may be required to work at either.

    Can I still apply if I have accepted a Voluntary Departure Package from Government?
    ACMI is unable to accept applications from any ex-Victorian public servant who accepted a Voluntary Departure Package from the Victorian Government within three calendar years from their resignation or retirement date.

    Is there any other important information I should be aware of?
    Yes. Employment with ACMI is subject to both evidence of the right to work in Australia (e.g. birth certificate, passport or visa) and a satisfactory National Police Records Check. Please note identified positions are also subject to a Working with Children Check.

    Who can I contact if I need further assistance with my application? 
    For further assistance please email ACMI's Human Resources Team via recruitment@acmi.net.au

    Work Experience

    ACMI offers a limited number of work experience placements for secondary school students each year.

    These placements give students the opportunity to assist with school workshops in our state-of-the-art studios and undertake research and administration activities within our Screen Education team.

    Screen Education is part of Public Programs, where the focus is on lifelong learning and educational experiences for all ages. Find out more about the school programs our work experience students can get involved with.

    Please note that due to overwhelming demand, positions are limited and we cannot guarantee a placement for all applicants. Applications are accepted for each school term, but we are unable to accommodate placements during the school holidays.

    Applications for placements in 2014 are now closed

    ACMI will contact applicants to confirm placements by the end of October. Please note that we are unable to accept any further applications for 2014. Thank you for your interest in working with us.