Australian Teachers of Media

ATOM Awards and Competitions Officer

The multifaceted role of Awards and Competitions Officer has become available at Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM).

ATOM Awards:

Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.

They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, behind the AFI/AACTA Awards, having been held annually for over thirty-five years.

The 2020 ATOM Awards feature thirty categories covering everything from feature-length films and television programs to animation, short fiction, educational resources, and new media including websites and web series. The ATOM Awards are open to screen industry personnel and students at all levels, from the youngest primary school talents to the most established of screen media professionals.

The awards are presented at two annual events: the Student Awards Presentation and the Tertiary & Industry Awards Night.

The role of the Awards and Competitions Officer includes, but is not limited to, coordinating the online entry and judging system for the ATOM Awards and ATOM’s competitions: the 1-Minute Film Competition, the ATOM Photo Comp, Front Page and the ATOM Groundswell Schools Competition; organising and implementing two annual awards events; providing support for the National Screenings Tour and promoting ATOM Awards events.

The Awards and Competitions Officer will be responsible for a variety of tasks across the following areas: administrative (including awards/competition entries and judging), public relations, partnerships and funding, and event management.

  • Organising and implementing two annual awards events
  • Sourcing volunteers and managing interns
  • Coordinating with venue, partners, photographers, volunteers on the day of the events
  • Coordinating with technical team on audiovisual requirements
  • Ensuring prizes, trophies and other deliverables are on hand

The successful applicant will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent management and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a team
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet tight deadlines
  • Copywriting and editing skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience working with budgets
  • Education or experience in the events field or a similar field
  • Experience sourcing partnerships or sponsorships
  • Experience with video and photo editing software is desirable
  • An interest in the education, arts and screen/media sector is desirable
  • Able to be flexible with work hours especially in the lead up and during the two annual events

The position is part time as work hours may fluctuate throughout the year, however full-time hours are expected leading up to the awards events in November. Graduates and professionals looking for a work-life balance are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be working alongside a small and friendly team of creative professionals who value diversity, teamwork and a passion for education and media arts.

Salary: $45,448 - 53,352 (pro rata)

Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates of all ages are encouraged to apply. Our office is located on the corner of Acland and Fitzroy Streets in St Kilda on tram routes 16 and 96, and very close to route 12.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a short paragraph about why you are suitable for the position to the Managing Editor:

The closing date for applications is 5pm AEST, Monday 27 July 2020.

Interviews will take place from Friday 31 July 2020.

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Opportunity Type
Part Time
Marketing & Communications

Melbourne St Kilda

$45,448 - 53,352 (pro rata)
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