The Melbourne Women in Film Festival

Education Coordinator

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival are currently seeking an Education Coordinator to join their team. The MWFF Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the festival’s education events and programs to ensure their smooth delivery.

About MWFF

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) is an exciting, not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire and empower established and emerging female screen practitioners through the celebration of women working in the Australian film industry.

Traditionally, women make up only a small proportion of the film crew workforce in Australian and overseas screen markets. While we sometimes (albeit too rarely) hear of works from women writers, directors or producers, we hear even less about women working in the creative technical areas of screen production in roles such as editors, cinematographers or sound designers.

MWFF exhibits the work from collaborative teams of women working in all facets of screen production to help redress this gender imbalance. The festival also seeks to engage diverse groups of women in its programming and throughout the various levels of its organisation.

MWFF successfully raised funds and launched its inaugural two-day festival in 2017. In 2018, the February festival grew to a four-day event, screening 6 feature films, 3 short film programs, 2 panels and a public forum, and a screen critics workshop.

Vision & Mission

Envisioning a world where a diversity of women's voices, stories and creativity are equally recognised and celebrated.

Our mission is:

To deliver an engaging and accessible annual film festival in Melbourne that showcases and promotes the diverse works of Australian women screen creatives and technicians.

To advocate for gender equality and diversity in the Australian screen industries by facilitating conversation between a community of practitioners, audiences and industry.

Position Description

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for: 

  • Coordinating MWFF’s program of school screenings and practical workshops in the lead up and during the festival.

  • Liaising with teachers and students/schools, including answering enquiries and correspondence.

  • Liaising with screening and workshop facilitators, and coordinating resources.

  • Work with Festival Director to collect and/or create school resources to accompany screenings and workshops.

  • Creating and emailing invoices for school workshops, recording and following up payments.

  • Printing, distributing, collecting, and collating evaluation forms from MWFF’s education activities.

  • Coordinating mail-outs and digital distribution of information to schools as requested by the Festival Director. 

Selection Criteria


  • High-level written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Strong organisational skills with proven experience in working across numerous projects.

  • Knowledge of the Victorian education sector, including the Vic curriculum (in particular Media, English, or Social/Cultural Studies).

  • Ability to create and maintain strong relationships with teachers with an ability to handle a range of enquiries from teachers, students and parents.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team and a preparedness to perform a variety of tasks including data entry, invoicing and photocopying.

  • Preparedness to work evenings and/or weekends.

  • A passion for women’s creativity and gender equality.


  • Background in arts/culture administration with experience of coordinating and project management.

Please send your cover letter and CV to by Friday 14th December. For further inquiries, please contact Sian Mitchell at or visit our website for a position description.

MWFF is committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity, and welcomes expressions of interest from people of different cultures, communities and backgrounds.

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