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 on ArtsHub, Seek, The 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 and your resume should be no longer than three pages. You may include the 500 word response to the role as a separate document or include it in your cover letter.  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. We ask for your patience as we go through this process.  

Do you hold interviews?
After the shortlisting process is complete, shortlisted applicants will be invited to self book in for an interview via the jobs portal.

Will you notify me if I have been unsuccessful?
Yes, we contact all applicants via 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: Fed Square and ACMI X, 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