Admin Assistant Position Vacant

Wide Angle Tasmania needs an awesome replacement ADMIN ASSISTANT for approx. 4 months (mid March to July, 2019 - Dates TBC).

Admin Assistant Role
We're looking for someone who is a team player and will keep our office ticking over - everything from checking out gear to raising an invoice. You will have excellent people and organisational skills for dealing with our members and the broader screen sector. Your responsibilities will include answering the phone and emails, scheduling equipment and facility hires and events, updating our website, databases and preparing newsletters. You'll need to be methodical, have a strong eye for detail and take pride in your work.

Reporting directly to WAT’s Executive Director the Admin Assistant will work closely with the WAT community and with WAT’s Project Co-Ordinator.

Employment Basis
The Admin Assistant position is offered as a part time position (up to 22 hours per week over 3 or 4 days) commencing mid March 2019 for 4 months. Some flexibility of work hours and out of office hours will be required. The Admin Assistant will work from WAT’s office in South Hobart.

Remuneration
An hourly rate of up to $25 per hour depending on experience, plus 9.5% superannuation, 4 weeks annual leave (pro rata) and leave loading.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide accounts support including invoicing and processing payments (MYOB software)
  • Respond to general inquiries from screen sector stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate the hiring of equipment and facilities
  • Assist with event management including venue set-up, marketing (via newsletter, website, social media), managing enrolments and attendees, supporting contract tutors.
  • Perform a range of administrative tasks including answering phones & email, collecting mail, processing membership subscriptions, distributing meeting papers and minuting meetings, ensuring the office is clean and tidy and well-stocked. 
  • Provide other administrative services to the Executive Director and Project Co-ordinator as required

Selection Criteria

  • Great verbal and written communication skills;
  • The ability to work with teams and independently
  • Familiarity with MYOB or willingness to learn quickly
  • Well organised, with an eye for detail
  • Interest in the screen, arts or not-for-profit sector

How to apply
Enquiries regarding the position can be directed to Abi Binning, WAT’s Executive Director – phone 6223 8344 or email info@wideangle.org.au.  Your application for the role of Admin Assistant should include:

  • Cover letter stating your interest and responding to the Selection Criteria (max. 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including contact details, experience, education, and two referees

Applications must be received by 9am Monday, February 18, 2019by email to info@wideangle.org.auShortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview. 

About Wide Angle Tasmania

Established in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania is the state’s screen development 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.

Mission

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

Vision

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

Values

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

 


Casual Employment Register

Wide Angle Tasmania is seeking interest for casual employment in 2019.  We are seeking Front of House, Bar Staff and Technical Support for our programmes and events.  

Front of House and Bar Staff

If you enjoy working as front of house and on the bar and are seeking casual work in 2019, we’d love to hear from you.  You’ll need a current RSA and be available for evening work (usually 6pm – 9pm Thurs – Sat evenings).  Hourly rate between $20 and $30 depending on age and experience

Technical Support 
To assist Wide Angle to run our film screenings and workshops, we are seeking interest from people with strong technical sills to work on a casual basis throughout 2019. 

Tasks include:

  • Preparation, playout and back-up of films for screenings
  • Filming and editing presentations
  • Assisting presenters with tech set-up including webinar and conferencing
  • Maintenance of film and office equipment

Hourly rate up to $30 depending on experience

To be included on the casual register for 2019, please email Executive Director Abi Binning on info@wideangle.org.au to introduce yourself and attach a copy of your CV (with references). Questions?  Give us a call on 6223 8344.

 

 


2018 NERVE FILMMAKERS ANNOUNCED

Four first-time film directors have been selected for support through the Wide Angle Tasmania’s short film initiative NERVE 2018. The aim of NERVE is to produce high quality films on a small budget to showcase emerging talent and provide a pathway to industry.  This year four filmmakers have been selected, all directing their first funded film:  Mick Lowenstein – Little Beauty, Victoria Bremner – Printed in Ink, George Underwood – Karen and Alex Laird – Tabernacle.   

Victoria Bremner (23) of Hobart has teamed up with Producer Patrick Foster (21) to produce Printed in Ink- a romantic comedy about an unexpected office affair – that questions whether intimate relationships can only be forged between humans.  Bremner and Foster have co-written the script and are now working with internationally renowned Script Editor Karel Segers to perfect the script ahead of production in September. 

 

Since 2008, Wide Angle Tasmania has helped dozens of Tasmanian screen practitioners to create their first funded short film through this highly successful model of mentoring, training and support. Opportunities to learn through doing are vital for directors, contributing to strong career outcomes.  Shaun Wilson (currently directing Rosehaven series 3) directed his first funded short film Henry Finn through this initiative in 2008.  Other alumni include Vivien Mason (now studying an MA in ‘Digital Storytelling’ at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London) and Rebecca Thomson (award winning director of the webseries Women of the Island).

The four films produced in 2018 will be between 5 and 10 minutes in length. Wide Angle Tasmania helps filmmakers take their idea from script, through each stage of production, to a finished film ready for national and international festival release by December 2018.

Each filmmaker will receive a package valued at over $30 000 that includes;
• mentoring from an experienced screen industry practitioner
• advice through the script editing process
• $3 000 cash budget
• free enrolment in relevant WAT training
• $7 500 value of production and post production equipment hire from WAT
• insurances for the film and volunteer cast and crew
• a colour grade and sound mix provided by a post-production studio
• a gala launch of the films

Bremner and Foster are participating as part of a Youth Arts Project, assisted through Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.  State Growth have also supported NERVE by contributing funds to employ nationally recognized script editors and mentor producers for Little Beauty and Tabernacle.

WAT Executive Director Abi Binning said that she was pleased with the diversity of the stories and the   commitment of the filmmakers to see their work on the big and small screens.  “This is an extraordinary opportunity for untried filmmakers to get a break into the film industry.  NERVE is the only short film funding available in Tasmania and has shown that it is a really successful model of training – the films from previous years have been selected for prestigious film festivals including Flickerfest, St Kilda, Frameline and other international film festivals.  Previous recipients of NERVE have continued their film careers and attracted support from Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania, built screen businesses and selected for film schools nationally.”

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION or INTERVIEWS PLEASE CONTACT Abi Binning at WIDE ANGLE TASMANIA
ON 6223 8344


Tasmanian Filmmakers become shareholders

Today marks the second anniversary of the announcement that Wide Angle Tasmania was saved from closure after a generous donation from a group committed to encouraging new Australian filmmakers.  

To celebrate, Wide Angle Tasmania has launched WAT SHARES – an online platform for filmmakers todevelop film projects, build businesses and learn new screen skills.

Since its foundation in 2005 Wide Angle Tasmania has provided essential skills training, production opportunities and advice to thousands of screen practitioners in the state.  It has enabled the screening of hundreds of Tasmanian films to national and local audiences and offered Tasmania’s only comprehensive production equipment hire service.

In October 2015 Wide Angle announced it would shut its doors following the withdrawal of Screen Australia funding. State Government agency Screen Tasmania was unable to make up the shortfall caused by the loss of Federal Government funding.

The generosity of Wide Angle’s benefactors has provided the operational support and stability for Wide Angle To continue serving the Tasmanian screen sector. Over the past two years, Wide Angle Tasmania has expanded their services:

  • Established Tasmania’s Centre for Screen in South Hobart - a dedicated space for making and watching screen content - with a 70-seat cinema, screening room and library
  • supported 17 mentored screen production opportunities, with $72,000 in cash budgets, $50,000 value of equipment hires, resulting in 3 hours of screen content and 410 screen credits to Tasmanian cast and crew
  • provided professional development to 892 participants

Wide Angle Tasmania’s newest initiative is WAT SHARES -  a time bank for Tasmanian filmmakers to trade their skills and experience.  29 filmmakers have already joined the interactive platform – offering more than 65 hours to help other practitioners learn new skills, develop their project and build their business.  

Wide Angle Tasmania created this platform to increase opportunities, encourage mentoring and build the creative, professional and business capacity of Tasmanian screen practitioners – without the constraints of money.

Executive Director, Abi Binning said that this type of program was an opportunity for filmmakers to connect and share.

“WAT SHARES has been devised to capitalise on the Tasmanian screen sector's greatest strength - our people. We are a community of innovative, generous and ambitious makers who already share our time and resources with incredible generosity. WAT SHARES helps to formalise, broaden and strengthen this informal network. It also addresses some of the key challenges and barriers that exist for many filmmakers.”

Inspired by the many time-banking initiatives around the world that trade time, rather than money, the pilot stage of WAT SHARES has been supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund with additional investment from Wide Angle Tasmania.

Further enquiries and interview requests: Abi Binning, Director - Wide Angle Tasmania


Film resources strengthen the screen industry

Budding Tasmanian filmmakers can now access free, high quality film contracts to use with cast, crew and location owners on their low and no-budget films.  

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Tasmania’s Centre for Screen Launches

This weekend, Wide Angle Tasmania celebrates the opening of Tasmania’s centre for screen.  Since opening in 2005, Wide Angle Tasmania has been the first point of contact for the Tasmanian screen industry - providing production opportunities, training, mentorship and filmmaking equipment to thousands of Tasmanian filmmakers. 

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Feedback on Screen Tasmania's draft Program Guidelines

Wide Angle Tasmania responded to Screen Tasmania's invitation for feedback on the agency's Draft program guidelines with the following submission provided on August 21, 2017.

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Appearance at The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts Hearing

Abi Binning, Executive Director of Wide Angle Tasmania appeared today at the public hearing of The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts to speak to the submission made jointly with the Media Resource Centre to the Inquiry into factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian Film and Television industry.

We were pleased to have the opportunity to highlight our concern that Australia cannot create a thriving screen industry unless it provides opportunities from storytellers from across the breadth of Australia to participate.  We called for a policy and strategy which allows new skills and new regional voices to enter the market.  The full submission is included below.

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