Online Learning Product Manager

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a centre of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its conservatoire training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

The Opportunity

The Online Learning Product Manager is responsible for the research, development and implementation of new online short courses and the continual improvement of existing online courses across the NIDA Corporate and NIDA Open portfolios. Reporting to the Director of NIDA Corporate and the Director of Public Programs, the role will actively research, develop and project manage a pipeline of new courses to evolve NIDA’s offerings to meet the needs of new and existing markets and to increase engagement and drive revenue.

In collaboration with subject matter experts with practical learning design and delivery expertise, this role will implement best practice in online course design and operational delivery to position NIDA as a leader in online short course training both nationally and internationally.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in scoping, building and launching high quality online learning products.
  • Highly developed project management skills with experience in collaborating with internal stakeholders to deliver agreed outcomes in a deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in using Learning Management Systems and an understanding of best practice in online learning environments.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to engage and motivate a wide range of stakeholders to deliver an ambitious program of online course development.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyse data to inform decision making about course development, market segments and delivery methods.
  • Advanced skills and proficiency with office computer applications including Office365 and content editing packages.
  • Must have a valid Working With Children Check.

Position Profile

Please download the position profile for more information about this role.

Salary (TRP)

$89,128.37 inclusive of 9.5% Superannuation.

Benefits of Working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Car Leases
  • Workplace Banking
  • A short bus ride from Central Station and Sydney CBD
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events
  • 50% discount for immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs

What we’re looking for

Essential components of your application

  • A brief cover letter that demonstrates your understanding of and capacity to undertake the role.
  • Your C.V. including two references who can comment on your professional experience
  • A separate document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile individually.

Closing date

11pm, 27 June 2021

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile will not be considered.

You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.

A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Vanessa White <>, Director NIDA Corporate.

NIDA (opens in new window)
Opportunity Type
Education & Training

Sydney Kensington

Pay information
$80,000 - $100,000
$89,128.37 inclusive of 9.5% Superannuation.
Closing Date
Apply for job (opens in new window)

To view the application page please allow pop-ups on your browser