Make a difference to the careers of regional people while enjoying the Northern Rivers lifestyle!


Position type: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week working from Screenworks’ Ballina office with flexible working options available.

Screenworks is a growing screen industry service provider based in Ballina NSW that delivers professional development and networking opportunities and services for film & TV content creators and workers living in regional Australia.

We’re a non-profit registered charity with over 20-years experience and have an exceptional reputation for helping regional people overcome challenges by connecting them to opportunities in the industry.

Position summary

Screenworks’ Industry Development Manager is a key role in organising and developing the industry development programs and events for the organisation, as well as nurturing and increasing the organisation’s membership and ensuring that Screenworks’ programs, initiatives and events meet and/or exceeds expectations set by the organisation.

The Industry Development Manager is responsible for the programming and overseeing the delivery of all workshops, seminars, programs, networking activities and for growing and maintaining the membership, ensuring that the organisation is working towards a sustainable future and that it contributes positively to its members, industry practitioners, stakeholders, partners and the regional screen industry across Australia, with a focus on Northern NSW.

What we need

We’re looking for a new team member who is passionate about effecting change in the lives and careers of regional people, is highly organised, has experience working in the film and TV industry and has extensive knowledge of the Australian screen industry.

What’s on offer

  • Full-time position with flexible working arrangements
  • An opportunity to become an integral member of a small vibrant team in an expanding organisation
  • A chance to effect change in the careers of people in regional Australia
  • The lifestyle that the Northern Rivers region provides for those looking to escape the city rat race
  • This role may require some travel within Australia

This role is available for immediate start in January/February 2021.

Salary range from $65,000 to $75,000 p.a (commensurate with experience) + performance (KPI) incentive bonus structure + leave entitlements + superannuation.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in the screen industry across a range of genres and formats, preferably in a development or production environment.
  • Well-developed strategic thinking skills and ability to identify industry development opportunities, plan, execute and review programs in a way which delivers on strategic outcomes and increases impact.
  • Have a keen eye for detail and be highly organised to be able to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects at the same time
  • Well-developed interpersonal, influencing and relationship-building skills, including an ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with others in a small team where each person is able to work to their strengths and support each other.

Previous experience working in an industry development or a role that supports the careers or screen projects would be highly advantageous but not absolutely essential.

When applying for this position, you must provide a cover letter detailing your suitability for this position that responds to each of the five dot points listed above.

Applications that do not address these five dot point criteria will not be considered.

We’re looking for diverse candidates

Screenworks is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building an inclusive workplace that supports diverse thinking and innovation. Screenworks encourages applications from First Nations People, people of culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTIQA+ community. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or 0400 301 230.

Who to contact about this position

All enquiries should be directed to Screenworks CEO, Ken Crouch via email –

How to apply

If you think you have what it takes and this role sounds like the perfect role that you have been waiting for, please submit BOTH the following via the Seek website listing (link below):

  • your current resume detailing your previous roles working in the industry; AND
  • a cover letter detailing your suitability for this position that responds to each of the five dot points above (under “ideal candidate”).

We will be assessing applications as they come in, but applications will close on Sunday 3 January 2021.

Applications have now closed.
For questions and advice contact the Screenworks team.

We’ll connect you with the relevant people and provide access to materials to support your screen business development.

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