Applying for a job at ACMI

What’s it like to work for us?

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

We seek 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.


Aside from being a part of an amazingly talented team that is passionate about the moving image, as an ACMI employee you’ll be entitled to some great benefits including:

  • Annual leave loading
  • Annual increases aligned with the VPS salary structure
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • ACMI Membership
  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Discounts (ACMI shop, programs and cafe)
  • Recognition of prior government service
  • Myki Commuter Club
  • Complimentary entry (subject to availability) or concession rates to ACMI programs
  • Internal team mobility (secondments and project opportunities)
  • Plus, you’ll get to work on some really cool stuff!


We are committed to equal opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Please contact us at or 03 8663 2200 to discuss making adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements.

Interview tips

An interview with ACMI is a two-way conversation where we’re both working out how we might work together. Here are some tips to prepare yourself for the interview:

  • Review your CV and the position description, and think about your experience and the role. If you were the interviewer, what do you think they would want to know and what would you ask?
  • Research a bit more about ACMI and who you’re meeting
  • ACMI is a fairly informal organisation so there’s no requirement for a suit but we recommend you dress smartly for the interview.
  • We are open to alternative requests for interviews, including locations, online interviews, bringing a support person or advocate. If you have any other ideas, please contact the People & Culture Team at
  • You will be given an opportunity to ask questions, take some time to prepare questions
  • Use the STAR method to respond to behavioural questions or when providing examples.


Think of a Situation relevant to what the interviewer is asking you about where you were able to produce a positive outcome. Remember to include the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘when’ and ‘how’.


Describe the Task you were responsible for in that situation. Keep it specific but concise. Make sure to highlight any specific challenges you faced.


This is where you describe your course of Action. How did you go about problem solving and completing the task? Focus on your contributions and highlight the qualities you possess that enabled you to create an outcome (such as customer service, initiative, teamwork, leadership, communications or technical abilities).


Share the Result of the situation, and how you specifically contributed to reaching that outcome. What did you accomplish? What did you learn? What were the results of your actions?