Job Details


May 20, 2024


New South Wales


> $100,000

Closing Date

Jun 17, 2024

Australian Film Television and Radio School

Discipline Lead MA Documentary

It is mandatory to hold a current Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency at the time that you apply for this position.

Discipline Lead MA Documentary – Ongoing, Full Time (5 days per week)

AFTRS is the national screen and audio school – the only Australian education institution to consistently make The Hollywood Reporter‘s prestigious annual list of the top film schools in the world. Working hand-in-hand with the screen and broadcast industries, AFTRS is a global centre of excellence that delivers the highest level of screen and audio education, training and research across Australia.

We are looking for a highly skilled industry practitioner with strong experience in teaching and mentoring to join our team in developing and delivering the Master’s Program as Discipline Lead, Documentary. Under the direction of the Program Convenor – MA, the Discipline Lead works collaboratively to co-determine, develop, and deliver the Master of Arts Screen program.

About the role:

As the Discipline Lead MA Documentary at AFTRS, you will:

  • Develop curriculum in your discipline area including creating high-quality teaching materials and contributing to the co-creation and development of the MA program.

  • Teach (lectures, workshops, seminars, and mentoring) students and the delivery of specific subjects and the management of the teaching team.

  • Create and maintain culturally and psychologicaly safe learning and working environments.

  • Fulfil all academic management and quality administration duties.

  • Ensure relevant policies and procedures are adhered to regarding academic quality planning and delivery.

  • Engage in specific projects including research activities in accordance with the AFTRS’ research strategy.

  • Liaise with external stakeholders at the highest levels including industry guests, industry placements and other key industry organisations to: i. Maximise career opportunities for AFTRS’ students; ii. Ensure industry currency and engagement of your discipline within the program in accordance with the outcomes and aspirations of AFTRS Corporate strategy, Creating the Future.

About you – you have:

  • Proven and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully and create inclusive working and learning environments in the co-creation of curriculum or industrial productions.
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach, mentor or develop staff at Higher Education, Further Education or similarly high level in industry and an understanding of the latest approaches in creative pedagogy and inclusive and flexible learning approaches.
  • Proven leadership in either the relevant industry or academic context with evidence of strategic management and high-level staff supervision.
  • Substantial professional experience in your discipline and the ability to draw on current networks across the Australian Screen and Broadcast sector, to enrich the program and provide opportunities for students.
  • Understanding of future industry trends within your discipline and education and ability to inform high-level strategy for AFTRS and curriculum.
  • Demonstrated general management ability and capacity to use tools and software specific to your discipline and those technologies used in course planning and delivery including the oversight of teaching materials, learning management systems, resources, collaborative working tools and contemporary office software (spreadsheets, word, PowerPoint) to a strong level.
  • Commitment to academic quality and progression standards, and student support through monitoring and implementation of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining culturally safe learning and working environments.
  • Hold a relevant Doctoral degree OR have the ability to establish equivalence through relevant academic, professional and/or practice-based experience or expertise as outlined in the Academic Employee Qualifications Policy. Please seek advice from the HR Officer if unsure of eligibility under this policy.

It is mandatory to hold a current Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency at the time that you apply for this position.

Please apply via our Jobs Portal here:

As a creative organisation, we understand the importance of offering flexible working to support your own creativity, wellbeing, and balance. We will genuinely consider applications for job share and part time working. We also support working from home and flexible working hours.

AFTRS is committed to building a richly diverse staff and faculty. AFTRS actively supports and appreciates workplace diversity, First Nations values, and we strongly encourage and welcome applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a wide range of backgrounds and people with a disability. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments through our recruitment and selection process. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please email or call 02 9805 6610.

Please note, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a Working with Children Check and National Police Check.

Salary: AFTRS ACA 3.4 (Tier 2) $143,453 + up to 15.4% super, and excellent benefits.

The closing date for Discipline Lead MA Documentary is 17 June 2024 11:59pm. Late applications cannot be accepted.