Job Details

Listed

Nov 10, 2022

Location

Western Australia

Contact Name

Leah Darch

Contact Email Address

leah.darch@sourceservices.com.au

Screenwest

Digital Games Manager

About us

Screenwest is Western Australia’s not-for-profit screen funding organisation, supporting the development and production of film, television, and digital games in WA.

Our purpose is to support and grow a more sustainable Western Australian screen industry, that showcases Western Australia and its diverse communities, talent, culture, and country.

The role

We are looking for a Digital Games Manager to support the Production Team in the delivery of the Digital Games Pilot Programs. Reporting directly to the Head of Production, this role will assist Screenwest to achieve its strategic priorities including the establishment of a Digital Games fund while helping build and sustain the WA Digital Games community and businesses.

This role is fixed term for an initial 18 months, with potential for extension.

 Key responsibilities 

  • Assist the Head of Production and Scripted Executive to design and establish programs within the Digital Pilot Program including the writing of relevant guidelines.
  • Coordinate and assess funding applications and associated materials via designated rounds and panels.
  • Make critical creative, budgetary, and scheduling recommendations regarding investment and other funding applications.
  • Identify and understand the size, scale, and scope of the WA digital games sector. Utilising Screenwest resources help create opportunity and connections for local practitioners to enter and become sustainable in the domestic, national and international industry.
  • Project manage a slate of Screenwest funded digital games projects.
  • Represent Screenwest at relevant domestic and international festivals, conferences, and panels that will actively establish Screenwest and the WA Sector within the digital games industry.
  • Provide input into Screenwest communications and marketing strategies, plans and campaigns in relation to digital games.
  • Implement actions from relevant Screenwest strategies and plans relating to digital games.
  • Work collaboratively with Head of Production and Scripted Executive and Head of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, provide administrative support when required.
  • Engage in community building, support professional networking opportunities, and facilitate industry introductions.
  • Proactively share business, project and professional opportunities with WA games practitioners and companies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders across industry including IGEA, Screen Australia and education and training providers to support, champion and promote WA games studios.
  • Keep up to date with marketplace trends and share insights with industry.

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Good understanding of and established relationships within the international, Australian and Western Australian Digital Games sector.
  • Experience across development, delivery and release of games or product management or studio management.
  • Understanding of the financing and publishing methods for digital games projects.
  • Proven writing, editing and proof-reading skills, ability to communicate information clearly and accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work inclusively and respectfully with a broad range of people.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to forward plan, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Comfortable with online communities and good working knowledge of social media.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of the Australian and Western Australian screen industry and Western Australian film funding practices is desirable.

Other requirements:

  • A current (within three months) National Police Clearance Certificate will be required.
  • Some work outside of normal business hours may be required.

How to apply

If you think this role is for you, please submit a cover letter and a detailed and current resume within the context of the advertised role.

If you would like to learn more about the role, or if you have any questions, please contact leah.darch@sourceservices.com.au.