Director of Programming

Join ACMI as our Director of Programming! The Director of Programming leads the research, development, curation and delivery of an ambitious multiplatform museum program. This is a new full time fixed term role (3 years) reporting to the Executive Director of Programming. Flexibility to WFH and Federation Square (Melbourne) plus occasional national and international travel is required.
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Department: Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Arts and Sports
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/32-23
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: Director of Programming.docx (Word, 77KB)

Director of Programming.pdf (PDF, 113KB)

Contact: Keri Elmsly (Executive Director of Programming)

Position Details

ACMI is Australia's national museum of screen culture. Based in Melbourne/*Naarm, it is a place for our communities to navigate the universe of film, TV, videogames and art with us. ACMI celebrates the wonder and power of screen culture – fostering the next generation of makers, players and watchers. ACMI's vibrant calendar of exhibitions, screenings, commissions, festivals, and industry and education programs – both in-venue and online – explore the stories, technologies and creators that make our shared screen culture.

ACMI has an amazing opportunity for you to join us as our Director of Programming in this new full time fixed term role (3 years), reporting to the Executive Director of Programming. The Director of Programming leads the research, development, curation and delivery of an ambitious multiplatform museum program. This hands-on curatorial and programming leadership position inspires and leads the programming teams across multiple areas of expertise in film, tv, videogames and where art intersects with screen culture. The role works in close partnership with the Director of Exhibitions and Touring to jointly create and deliver transformative exhibitions aligned to ACMI's vision and mission.

Our ideal team member has experience leading the development of major cultural experiences focusing on the medium of screen culture. With a proven track record in developing impactful visitor experiences, you have strong intellectual foundations, understandable by broad audiences. Your experience in successfully curating and delivering major programs within a museum, or a year-round public institution, is underpinned by established research and quality standards. You'll bring your strong network of local and international contacts and a track record of successful commercial negotiations and identifying new income streams. You are committed and passionate about cultural diversity and the role of mid-sized public institutions in developing new, non-expert, audiences for creative work and complex ideas. You enjoy and are adept at leading multi-skilled teams at varying stages of careers, including financial, operational and staffing resource management and can contribute to overall business and strategic planning processes.

If successful you can expect to become part of a talented, committed and creative team of people with a passion for screen culture, technology and media, cultural diversity, and inspiring new forms of creativity in our communities. This Grade 6 role is offered on a full time fixed term basis (3 years), with a starting salary of $129,379 plus super. You'll have the flexibility to WFH and Federation Square (Melbourne) plus occasional national and international travel is required.

To apply follow the online application process, submit your resume with a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role (no more than two pages) and a visual portfolio of up to 5 key projects that you have led clearly showing their social, cultural and/or financial impact (no more than 20 slides).

Applications close: Sunday 1 October 2023 at 11:59pm.

Please note interviews will be held on Friday 6 October 2023.

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, people from the LGBTIQA+ community and all sectors of the community. Please contact us at or 03 8663 2200 to discuss making adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 

*Naarm is the traditional Aboriginal name for Melbourne which encompasses the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation, a collective of five Aboriginal language groups, the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Wathaurrung, Taungurung and Dja Dja Wurrung. 

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