Job Details


May 15, 2024




Negotiable / Not set

Closing Date

Jun 7, 2024

Screen Australia

Head of Games

Head of Games


Screen Australia is the Commonwealth Government’s primary agency for supporting Australian screen projects, practitioners and businesses. We support projects of scale and ambition, distinct local stories told with strong creative voices and risk-taking content for all platforms.


About the role

We’re currently seeking a talented professional to lead our Games Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing our core Games funds and associated programs, working closely with our Content & Operations teams. In this role, you’ll oversee the assessment of funding applications, manage funded projects, and engage with game makers, interactive content creators, and industry professionals to ensure successful project delivery. This position may see the successful candidate representing Screen Australia at various festivals, conferences and panels around Australia and Internationally.


This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is based in either our Melbourne or Sydney offices. It is offered as a full-time, two-year contract.


About you:

  • ·         Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field, such as Game Design, Development or relevant work experience
  • ·         Extensive experience and a proven track record in interactive and game development.
  • ·         Comprehensive understanding of Australian and international games sectors.
  • ·         Strong ability to assess concepts, prototypes, and proposals.
  • ·         Capacity to make impactful decisions based on sound judgment.
  • ·         Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • ·         Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • ·         Expertise in public speaking and representation.
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to contribute to a collaborative team environment.


To hit the ground running, you will be a skilled creative leader with a passion for and a deep understanding of the games industry. Additionally, you will exhibit sound creative judgment and a proven track record of objectively evaluating ideas and proposals to make fair and impartial decisions.


The benefits

In return, you will receive a competitive salary + 15.4% super, work in our modern offices conveniently located in South Melbourne or Ultimo, Sydney, and become part of a friendly, creative, and high-performing team environment.


At Screen Australia, we welcome and value the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents of all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or any other dimension of diversity. We recognise that a diverse workforce is essential to our success. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to contribute their best work.


We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees to thrive and succeed.


Please note, while at Screen Australia, employees are unable to access any state or Screen Australia funding, in addition to freelancing on any Screen Australia productions.


How to apply

For further information on this position and to apply, please visit the Screen Australia website:

Applications must be received by Friday, 7 June 2024.