Project Officer, Wide Angle Tasmania

Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) is seeking an experienced Project Officer to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of one-off and continuing projects.

Project Officer Role
Over 6 months the Project Officer will implement a portfolio of WAT’s established projects and contribute to the development of our future program, including assisting with identifying and applying for funding.   Reporting directly to WAT’s Executive Director the Project Officer will work closely with the WAT community and with WAT’s Admin Assistant.

Employment Basis
The Project Officer position is offered as a 2-3 day per week (15 hours) position commencing September 2017 for 6 months, with continuation beyond that date dependent on additional funding being secured. Some flexibility of work hours and out of office hours will be required according to the needs of projects being managed. The Project Officer will work from WAT’s office in Hobart.

Up to $65 208 (pro rata) dependent on experience and qualifications plus 9.5% superannuation, 4 weeks annual leave (pro rata) and leave loading.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • implement a portfolio of projects, including to: establish project goals and objectives; implement logistical and personnel requirements; plan, manage and monitor the achievement of objectives over the project life; gain additional funding where required; research and negotiate partnerships and opportunities for participants and the project including media opportunities; conduct evaluation with all stakeholders.
  • create and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including project partners, funders, participants, volunteers, contractors and employees
  • co-ordinate the marketing, promotion and media for each project
  • manage financial and acquittal processes for each of the projects
  • manage risks to ensure a safe environment for all involved
  • manage evaluation and reporting
  • assist with identifying and applying for funding for existing and future projects
  • contribute to the broader work and goals of the organisation

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in arts or community project / program development and delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative, creative and strategic
  • Excellent networks within all or some of the screen, arts, community, government and funding sectors.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills including persuasive and effective grant writing, and excellent personal and professional interpersonal skills with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Exceptional attention to detail, sound task management and prioritisation skills, and strong capacity to work independently with minimal supervision to contribute to the work of the team
  • Excellent computer skills including the use of word processing, e-mail, Internet, social media platforms and willingness to train in other programs

How to apply
Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to Abi Binning, WAT’s Executive Director – phone 6223 8344.  Your application for the role of Project Officer should include:

  • Cover letter stating your interest and responding to the Selection Criteria (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact details, experience, education, and two referees

Applications must be received by 9am Monday August 21 by email to abi@wideangle.org.au.  Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview. 


About Wide Angle Tasmania

Established in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania is the state’s independent screen resource organisation.  It is a not-for-profit organisation that nurtures local talent by providing advice, training, access to film production equipment and production initiatives.  Wide Angle Tasmania also offers Tasmanian audiences a diverse programme of screenings.


To encourage, develop and support Tasmanian screen practitioners.

Collaborating with our members, other organisations, individuals and governments, WAT will:

  1. Take a leadership role in developing Tasmanian screen practitioners
  2. Provide opportunities and resources to support production of local screen stories  
  3. Strengthen the community of screen practitioners who work across the commercial, community and arts sectors in Tasmania
  4. Develop and implement innovative approaches to engaging and inspiring audiences
  5. Be a dynamic, responsible and highly effective organisation


A vibrant, diverse and renewable Tasmanian screen culture.  Such a culture will be characterized by:

  • Production of screen work that explores and expresses the stories, ideas and perspectives of Tasmanians
  • Tasmanian screen productions that embrace diverse subjects, employ a variety of genres, styles, technologies, platforms and serve a range of purposes 
  • A Tasmanian screen community that is regularly replenished by the inclusion of new practitioners, new ideas and new approaches to production 


The values that guide our work include:

  • Resourcefulness: making intelligent and creative use of limited resources
  • Openness: being receptive to new and diverse ideas and approaches
  • Community: sharing skills, talents, ideas and resources to support the work of others
  • Accountability: taking responsibility for our actions and their outcomes

You can view a copy of Wide Angle Tasmania’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan online at: www.wideangle.org.au/about

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