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Head of Communications

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 to close for the redevelopment from May 2019.

ACMI have a fantastic opportunity in this newly created role for an experienced communications and PR practitioner, passionate about showcasing ACMI’s brand and work via the planning and execution of high impact, content-led campaigns across earned media and ACMI’s owned platforms. A proactive, can-do communicator, you have a wide network of contacts across the Australian media and influencer landscape, thrive working in dynamic, fast-paced team and are highly experienced in maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders in a complex operating environment. Reporting to the Director of Brand & Marketing and a leader within ACMI’s experience and engagement unit, you will manage one direct report, will be supported by a Communications & Marketing coordinator and will work closely with the Head of Marketing and wider brand team to ensure seamless integration of communications and brand strategy.

This is a career defining opportunity for a Senior Communications Manager looking to take the next step in their career or a Communications Director looking for a new challenge. You may currently be working in house or come from an agency background. Expertise in the arts, entertainment or media is advantageous, as is exposure to and understanding of Government media and comms protocols.

Melbourne CBD 3000

Australian Centre for the Moving Image


This Grade 5 role has a commencing salary of $96,942 plus super. To apply for this great opportunity, click ‘Apply Now’ (below) and follow the online application process. Applications should provide a 500 word response demonstrating their ability to meet the requirements of the role outlined within the position description and be submitted together with a brief resume.

For further information on this role, please refer to the position description listed on the employment section of our website www.acmi.net.au.

Applications close: 11.59pm 29 May 2019

Please note interviews will be held on the 6 June 2019


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