Audio/Video Editor (Videographer)

  • Full-time, 6-month contract position
  • Curatorial & Digital Division
  • Reports to the Head of Digital Media
  • Date reviewed: August 2020
  • Total remuneration package up to $78,003 (base salary range: $65,304 to $71,236)

Overview of the position

Are you ready to bring your filmmaking and editing expertise to a leading contemporary art museum? We are looking for a creative and multi-talented filmmaker and audio/video editor with experience in corporate video making to join the MCA Digital team on a short-term, full-time 6-month employment contract. Flexible working arrangements offered.

As Audio/Video Editor at the MCA, you will be responsible for capturing and editing audio and video to support the communication, promotion and documentation of upcoming corporate and sponsorship campaigns, and the upcoming exhibitions The National 2021: New Australian Art and the MCA Collection rehang (2021).

Tasks and responsibilities of the position
  • Capture quality video and audio interviews for distribution on multiple platforms.
  • Oversee all technical aspects of video recording and editing.
  • Support ongoing MCA digital projects (including and and collaborate with the Digital department.
  • Work both onsite and offsite, as required.
  • Regularly collaborate with MCA stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and discuss project timelines, narrative structures, story goals and more with Head of Digital Media and any co-producers during production.
  • Ensure the completion and delivery of audio/video projects meets specific deadlines.

General requirements of all MCA employees

We require that all of our employees:

  • demonstrate support for innovation and for organisational changes required to improve the MCA’s effectiveness
  • work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions and recognise the merits of diverse perspectives and the ideas of others
  • demonstrate commitment to, and knowledge of, the principles and application of equal employment opportunities and anti-discrimination legislation in the workplace
  • work in accordance with the principles of equity, access and fairness. Respect WHS work practices and procedures; work with due care and consideration to safeguard your own health and safety and the health and safety of others.

Key selection criteria

Essential criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate they have:

  • experience as an audio/video specialist in a similar role
  • experience of using video and editing equipment
  • a submission of a video editing reel of your best work
  • excellent time-management skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, notably Premiere and After Effects
  • knowledge and a good understanding of motion graphics is preferred.

Desirable criteria

It would be good if applicants have:

  • experience working on a film set
  • an interest in Australian contemporary art and artists.

Terms and conditions of employment

This is a full-time (38 hours per week, Monday to Friday), 6-month contract position reporting to the Head of Digital Media. Some work out of normal hours (9am – 5.30pm) will be required to cover the MCA’s exhibitions and programs. Flexible working arrangement to be further discussed in interviews.

Salary package includes:

  • annual leave: 4 weeks (pro-rata)
  • personal leave: 10 days (pro-rata)
  • superannuation: 9.50% super payments (in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992).

The appointment will be conditional on an initial 3-month probationary period. Thereafter termination by either party will require written notice of four (4) weeks.


Shortlisting for interviews will be based on applicants meeting the essential criteria listed in the position description.

Your application must include:

  • cover letter
  • your responses to the selection criteria (in a separate document)
  • CV
  • contact details of two referees.

Please email the application to

Closing date

5pm, Thursday 10 September 2020.