An exciting opportunity to work with Australia’s regional screen industry organisation to assist with the delivery of  Screenworks industry programs.

Programs Assistant

Part time, casual position

About Screenworks:

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 23 years’ experience and have an exceptional reputation for helping regional people overcome challenges by connecting them to opportunities in the industry.

Position Summary:

Screenworks’ Programs Assistant is an important role that works collaboratively within our team to assist in the delivery of specific short and long-term projects. In this role, you will assist the Industry Programs Manager and other team members by completing tasks and implementing project plans to ensure agreed program outcomes are achieved. 

A particular focus of this role will be working closely with the Industry Programs Manager to complete  tasks associated with the ongoing delivery of the Regional Crew Pathway Program, such as;

  • Source, schedule and contract work placements for trainees under supervision of the Industry Program Manager.
  • Regular liaison with Screenworks trainees to track their progress through their traineeships, including following up on work reports, competency tracking and their timesheets. 
  • Support the Screenworks team as outlined below.
  • Managing and responding to inbound location and crew queries.
  • Maintain up-to-date records on Screenworks crew and locations databases and explore opportunities to increase the number and quality of listings in each of them.
  • Help prepare guidelines, application forms, participant feedback forms and other documentation required to deliver Crew training workshops. 
  • Administration and maintenance of the Screenworks’ location and crew databases and any inbound production resources published on the Screenworks website. 

You will be required to assist at other Screenworks events, including event set up, ticketing, catering, travel and accommodation of guest presenters. You will assist with completing program administrative tasks and other relevant duties to help deliver projects and services offered by Screenworks. Depending on the individual’s skills, other short- and long-term projects may be added from time to time in consultation with the Industry Programs Manager.

This is an ideal role for someone with experience in film and TV production seeking to work in industry development.

Position type and remuneration:

Casual position, approx. 24 hours per week working up to two days a week from Screenworks’ Ballina office with remaining hours as remote/work from home, with flexible options available (subject to approval by Screenworks). The position is offered at $35 per hour including casual loading, plus superannuation.

Application Guidelines

All candidates should email an updated CV and a cover letter detailing their suitability for this position, responding to each of the following: 

  • Your knowledge and understanding of the Australian and international film, TV and online industry.
  • Your previous experience in the industry or events that is transferable to this position (e.g. production coordinator/assistant experience, etc.).

Previous experience in project administration would be highly advantageous but not essential. 

Screenworks encourages applications from people who live in regional Australia, First Nations People, people of culturally diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities or hearing impairment, and people from the LGBTIQA+ community.

If you need assistance or support applying for this position, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 0403 133 100

Who to contact about this position?

All enquiries should be directed to Screenworks Industry Programs Manager, Jessica Gillan [email protected]

How to apply:

To apply, please submit BOTH of the following via email to [email protected]


  • your current CV/resume detailing your previous roles working in the industry; AND
  • a cover letter detailing your suitability for this position that responds to the two dot points above (under “Application Guidelines”).

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 email to [email protected]

  • your current resume detailing your previous roles working in the industry; AND
  • a cover letter detailing your suitability for this position and highlighting how you would address the position responsibilities and duties.

Applications close:

We will be assessing submissions as they come in, but applications will close 5pm AEST on 3 July 2024  

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.