Australian Centre for the Moving Image
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Mon, 21st October 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Commencing salary $85,279 + Super
VIC - Metro

Situated at the very heart of Melbourne in Federation Square, ACMI explores the rapid evolution and astonishing creativity of the moving image with a vibrant, multilayered program of exhibitions, screenings, installations and commissions, festivals, and public, industry & education programs. ACMI is the most successful museum of its kind in the world. It plays a vital part in establishing Melbourne as a global cultural destination. In 2017/18, ACMI attracted 1.55 million visitors to its Federation Square site, and 454,200 visitors to its national and international exhibition touring program.

As we rapidly evolve towards a knowledge economy, ACMI presents its stories and objects in unique ways, spanning the conventions of traditional museums and reflecting the innovation and evolution of the moving image in our fast-moving world. We are embarking on a visionary $40m redevelopment that will transform the institution, overhauling our permanent exhibition, dramatically improving the visitor experience, integrating cutting-edge technology and expanding our education programs. ACMI's Fed Square site is planned for re-launch in mid-2020.

We have two exciting opportunities for experienced curators to join our team. One position is ongoing, whilst the other position is offered on a limited duration basis until 30 June 2020.

The curator will work as part of a team responsible for ACMI's ongoing program of temporary exhibitions, commissions and related initiatives, including the development of major international touring exhibitions. You will be experienced in initiating, researching, curating and delivering significant exhibitions that present the work of artists, or communicate collection-based stories and ideas in a vibrant, original and inclusive way with a focus on audience engagement. You will have demonstrable knowledge in at least one of ACMI's core subject areas: cinema, TV, contemporary moving image art, games and digital culture. Your excellent research, writing and organisational skills coupled with the ability to forge professional relationships will enable you to thrive in this role.

If successful, you can expect to become part of a talented, committed and creative team of people with a passion for film, TV, videogames and digital media, in an organisation where our visitor experience and our ability to work as a team are critical to our success. This role is an opportunity to further career in a fast paced, innovative and collaborative environment.

These fantastic Grade 4 roles have a commencing salary of $85,279 plus super. In your application please indicate if you are applying for the on-going, limited duration or both roles.

To apply, follow the online application process. Applications should provide a 500-word response and a brief resume, demonstrating their ability to meet the requirements of the role outlined within the position description.

Applications close: Monday 21st October 2019 at 11:59 pm

Please note interviews will be held Wednesday 30th October 2019

For further information on this role, please refer to the position description listed on the employment section of our website

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


Fiona Trigg, Senior Curator (email only)

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