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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 the 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.

Rare opportunity to join ACMI as our Curator, Film & TV (full time, ongoing role). Reporting to the Head of Film Programs the Curator, Film & TV, selects and produces ACMI’s screening programs and events to deliver on ACMI’s commercial and cultural imperatives whilst responding to the wider film industry. You’ll produce audience centred programming for a premium cinema experience onsite and online plus support and collaborate with ACMI’s brilliant festival partners and build an enthusiastic audience across the general public, cinephiles and the industry. Best of all you’ll work with the passionate team at ACMI who love Film and TV as much as you do.

Our ideal team member will have strong experience in all aspects of screen culture, film distribution and film exhibition sectors in both mainstream and independent arenas. You’ll have a broad and up-to-date knowledge of the local and international film festival and TV streaming environments. A strong researcher and networker you’ll have wide-ranging active working relationships with international sales agents, local distributors, filmmakers and associated fields. An experienced Curator you’ll enjoy collaborating with stakeholders to deliver memorable programs for diverse audiences. Your passion for innovative Film & TV programming can be seen in your work to date and is something you’re committed to continuing with ACMI.

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 4 role is offered on an ongoing full time basis with a starting salary of $91,418 plus super. You’ll work a mix of WFH and from Federation Square.

To apply follow the online application process here, submit your resume and a cover letter which includes links to programs/seasons you have curated and tells us why you are interested in the role (no more than one page please).

Applications close: Sunday 26 February 2023 at 11:59pm.

Please note interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 March 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 [email protected] 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.