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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.

Join ACMI’s Legal Team as a Legal Advisor and work on a broad range of commercial law matters. This ongoing full-time role collaborates across ACMI to advise on general commercial law matters and intellectual property rights plus compliance obligations. Working with ACMI’s Chief Counsel the Legal Advisor manages copyright licensing and assess copyright usage. This role provides copyright awareness and contracts training for ACMI’s staff and manages the Legal Team’s systems.

Our ideal team member will have a Bachelor of Law or equivalent legal qualification from a recognised tertiary institution and admission to practice as an Australian Lawyer (or eligibility to gain admission). With a current practising certificate under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (or eligibility to obtain a practising certificate) you’ll have post qualification experience as a lawyer. Ideally you’ll have experience in the film and television or arts sector with strong knowledge of copyright. Your commercial acumen, great communication skills and attention to detail enable you to manage stakeholder expectations and provide pragmatic legal advice. With a demonstrated ability to prioritise activities you enjoy working collaboratively, independently and meeting deadlines.

If successful you can expect to become part of a talented, committed and creative team of people with a passion for screen culture. This Grade 4 role is offered with a salary range of $90,067-$102,192, depending on experience, plus super. You’ll work a mix of WFH and from Federation Square.

To apply follow the online application process, submit your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the role (no more than one page please).

Please note interviews will be held on Friday 10 February 2023.

For more information and to apply visit: JobsVic.

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.