Senior Publicist

We have an exciting role within our Brand & Marketing Team for a Senior Publicist to develop and implement effective public relations strategies and campaigns, covering but not limited to exhibitions, programs, events, corporate partnerships and the public image of ACMI. Reporting directly to the Head of Communications, the Senior Publicist develops strategic relationships with media, key influencers, partners and industry to deliver engaging content to target audiences, and maximises the effectiveness of ACMI’s brand storytelling. The Senior Publicist works collaboratively across ACMI and with external stakeholders and suppliers across the arts and culture sector.

Our ideal person

Our ideal team member will have proven experience at a senior level in delivering dynamic and successful PR campaigns. You will have a demonstrated track record in building brand profile and developing effective and innovative engagement strategies. A skilled relationship builder you will have extensive experience managing stakeholders with the ability to influence and ensure a collaborative organisational approach. With highly developed creative writing and editing skills you will approach media relations with authenticity, credibility and integrity.

Job details

This is a Grade 4 role, offered on an ongoing full-time basis. The role has a starting salary of $85,279 plus super along with other great benefits. This is a great opportunity to become part of a talented, committed and creative team of people with a passion for screen culture.

Applications close: Monday 14 June 2021 at 11.59 pm 

Please note interviews will be held on Wednesday 23 June 2021

You will be redirected to the Careers.Vic job portal.

ACMI is a child safe workplace and actively promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children from all backgrounds.  ACMI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building an inclusive workplace that supports diverse thinking and innovation. ACMI encourages applications from First Nations People, people of culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTIQA+ community.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or 03 8663 2200.

Applying for a role

Setting up your account

Once you click through the “Apply” button from our website, you’ll be taken to our online jobs portal, which is linked to the Victorian Government jobs platform Careers.Vic

If you already have a Victorian Government jobs account, you do not need to create a new account for ACMI. If you don’t have an account, you’ll be required to create an account using a valid email address.

Your account is used to not only apply for roles, but also to book in for interviews and onboarding.

Application Form

You will need to complete an application form, there are several mandatory fields (marked with *) that must be completed. You can edit this form through the “My Applications” page once you have logged into your account. Some of the questions are specifically related to diversity and equity and are used for reporting purposes.

Resume and application

Please ensure that your resume is up to date and that you submit the specified supporting documentation as outlined in the job ad. If you don’t do this, your application may not be considered.

If there are any special requirements listed in the position description, such as a license or Working with Children Check, please include this in your application.

There is no requirement to complete a traditional response to Key Selection Criteria.

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 your spam filter or that you’ve provided the correct email address.

You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into the Careers.Vic page. Simply log in using the email account and password you created when setting up your account. If you have forgotten your password please use the "Forgot your password" feature.


We understand you may keen to know the outcome of your application, however the process of shortlisting candidates can take some time, depending on the number of candidates. We will let you know via email if you are successful or unsuccessful if your application. If your application has moved to the interview stage, you will receive an invitation to book yourself into interview through the jobs portal.


ACMI generally holds panel interviews. A panel will consist of 2 – 3 people. ACMI will advise you of the panel members, their titles and any other information you may need for your interview. If you have any questions regarding your interview, please contact the People & Culture (P&C) Team on

Refer to our Interview Preparation Guide for more information about interviewing with ACMI.

Post Interview

The decision-making and approvals process following your interview can take some time. The hiring manager or the P&C Team will contact you if you are the preferred candidate to request referee details. It is important that you contact your referees beforehand so that they can expect ACMI to make contact.

A Criminal History check is mandatory for all appointments. Additional checks may be required depending on the role. These may include Right to Work in Australia, Victorian Working with Children Check, Misconduct. You will be advised of any additional checks.

If your application is not successful, the Hiring Manager or a member of the panel will contact you to advise you of the outcome and provide feedback.


Once the Hiring Manager receives final approval to make an offer, they will contact you with a verbal offer. The P&C Team will then issue a contract through the jobs portal for you to review and accept along with your onboarding paperwork.

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Additional information

What’s it like to work for ACMI?

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

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.


To enrich our lives and foster our creative industries by illuminating the moving images, screens and technologies that define our age


By 2025, ACMI will reflect our diverse society, connecting watchers and learners, players and makers, through our ground breaking onsite and digital programs and experiences


We believe ….

  • First Nations culture is at the centre of Australian culture
  • commitment to diversity and inclusivity is ongoing work and must be continuously championed
  • our museum must strive to be accessible, reflective and welcoming of all our communities
  • innovation and learning requires experimentation and risk taking
  • collaboration enables real accomplishment
  • creative expression takes many forms
  • in working together with integrity and respect.


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 17.5%
  • Annual increases aligned with the VPS salary structure
  • Paid parental leave (14 weeks primary carer, 2 weeks secondary carer)
  • ACMI Membership
  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Discounts (Gym, Health Insurance, 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!

Salary bandings

Each role at ACMI has a salary band that is aligned to the Victorian Public Sector salary bands, this is included in the position description and advertised in the job ad. As a general rule, ACMI appoints at the base of the Grade specified in the job ad. If your salary expectations or skillset better match a salary higher than the base, please confirm this in your application or at interview.


We are committed to equal opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. If you have any requirements or accommodations you would like us to explore, please feel free to contact us or let us know in a cover letter. Additionally, we may be able to support a video application for certain roles.

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Frequently asked questions

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

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