Film Curator

  • Part Time
  • Perth

Website perthfest PERTH FESTIVAL

There is currently a rare and exciting opportunity for a film curator to join the Perth Festival team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Artistic Director to research, develop and curate the Festival’s Lotterywest Films Program at UWA Somerville Auditorium.

The Film Curator is responsible for:

  • Researching and curating a film program that aligns with the artistic and strategic visions of the Festival;
  • Identifying and negotiating fees, screening terms, contractual arrangements and rights and licences;
  • Ensuring the film program is delivered within approved budget;
  • Collaborating with Perth Festival team members to connect the film program to other program streams.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency;
  • Extensive knowledge of film and film genres in Australia and internationally;
  • Proficiency in film program development with a major film festival or cultural institution;
  • Good understanding of and relationships with film distributors, filmmakers and other industry contacts;
  • Sound knowledge of Australian film and literature classification guidelines.

Please refer to the position description on our website for comprehensive job information.

We are open to working with a consultant or an employee to fill the role and are keen to hear from suitable applicants about how they would deliver the services. We are open to remote candidates but travel to Perth will be required at times.

If this role sounds like the right fit for you, please submit a copy of your current CV and a cover letter addressing the specific work related capabilities in the position description to [email protected]. For any job related queries, please call Charlotte Thorne on 08 6488 8543 or email [email protected] .

Applications close on Sunday 25 February at midnight and interviews will commence from 5 March onwards. The role will ideally commence as soon as possible, but we can be flexible for the right candidate. This is a fixed-term appointment until March 2028.

Our commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity:

Perth Festival promotes inclusion and values diversity, and our recruitment process focuses on the skills and abilities that help to attract, develop and retain our workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. Perth Festival does not condone or tolerate victimisation, sexual harassment or direct and indirect discrimination.

It is important to us that candidates with disability can participate equitably in the recruitment process. As such we are able to provide you with reasonable adjustments such as access, equipment or other practical support at relevant stages of the recruitment process. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process or if you have any enquiries about these, please contact Charlotte Thorne, Manager of People and Culture on [email protected].

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