Head of Cinemas

VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Mon, 09th August 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Starting salary of $98,396 salary plus super
VIC - Metro

ACMI is the museum of screen culture. Navigate the universe of film, TV, videogames and art with us. ACMI celebrates the wonder and power of the world’s most democratic artform – fostering the next generation of makers, players and watchers. ACMI’s vibrant calendar of exhibitions, screenings, commissions, festivals, and industry and education programs explore the stories, technologies and artists that create our shared screen culture.

We have a rare leadership opportunity for a Head of Cinemas to join ACMI and our Films Program Team. In this 12 month fixed term full time role you will lead the team to conceive, develop and deliver a diverse range of activities, collaborate with ACMI’s industry and festival partners and represent ACMI in Australia and internationally. The role focuses on developing and delivering rich and unique programming, a premium cinema experience, supporting and collaborating with festival partners, and building an enthusiastic audience across the general public, cinephiles and the industry. Reporting to the Executive Director of Programming and Creative Operations/ Director & CEO you will lead the delivery of a vibrant year-round program of screenings and events.

Our ideal team member will have a proven track record of delivering vibrant, diverse and distinctive cinema programs including film, television and other moving image-based work, with demonstrated critical acclaim and strong box-office performance. You will bring a strong network of contacts particularly in film distribution and have a track record of success in commercial negotiations and identifying new income streams. With demonstrated leadership experience you will enjoy collaborating with others, delivering projects and promoting organisational interests to external stakeholders.

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 5 role is offered as a 12 month fixed term full time role with a starting salary of $98,396 salary plus super.

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

Applications close: Monday, 9 August 2021 at 11:59pm

Please note interviews will be held on Thursday 19 August 2021.

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 recruitment@acmi.net.au or 03 8663 2200.


Katrina Sedgwick (ACMI Director & CEO)

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