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Attachment Opportunity on What Does Australia Really Think for practitioner from underrepresented groups

A Professional Attachment opportunity is available through the Screenwest Crew Attachment Program for a Practitioner from an underrepresented group, on  upcoming Television Series What Does Australia Really Think. Applications close Monday, 24 August 2020 at 5:00pm AWST.


About the Attachment

The successful candidate will complete a five-week Researcher Attachment under the expert guidance of Christian Horgan where they will:

  • work closely with Producers during pre-production of a 3-part series for SBS.
  • work alongside an experienced mentor to provide Internet research and gather relevant information.
  • gain experience in speaking with potential contributors.
  • assist mentor in planning and writing shoots.
  • work with Production Manager and Production Coordinator with relation to the shoots.
  • Gaining knowledge in the processes involved in researching and producing a factual series.
  • gain valuable experience planning and writing shoots
  • Gain an understanding of the steps involved in coordinating shoots
  • Gaining industry contacts.

Screenwest is committed to reflecting the broad diversity of Western Australia’s community on screen and behind the camera, through stories funded and practitioners supported.

Joined Up Films and Screenwest seek to further this commitment by providing specific career development opportunities for underrepresented and/or diverse screen practitioners and freelancers, to assist in providing clear pathways for progression at all levels. The WA screen industry recognises diversity as differences in:

  • gender;
  • age;
  • Indigenous identity;
  • cultural and linguistic diversity (CaLD);
  • disability;
  • sexuality and gender identities (including LGBTQIA+);
  • location (including urban communities and remote regions), and
  • socio-economic status.

The successful recipient is anticipated to commence in the role on Monday, 7 September 2020.

If the right candidate cannot be found for this role, the attachment may be offered in another department.


Key Responsibilities and Requirements

In addition to the requirements in the Screenwest Crew Attachment Guidelines and Terms of Trade, the successful applicant will possess:

  • A keen interest in factual programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills.

The successful applicant will identify as a diverse or underrepresented practitioner.


Attachment Conditions

It is expected the successful Attachment will:

  • Comply with the Producer’s workplace rules and requirements for safety and behaviour.
  • Comply with all lawful and reasonable directions given to the Attachment by officers or employees of the Producer during the Term of the Attachment.
  • Keep confidential any and all confidential information of the Producer that comes into the Attachment’s possession.


How to Apply

The full guidelines and applications materials are available on the Crew Attachment Program page on the Screenwest website.

Applicants must submit a diversity statement alongside the relevant Crew Attachment Program materials.

All program guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Screenwest Terms of Trade.

Applications are to be submitted by email to For emails larger than 8MB, submit your application through Screenwest’s Hightail Account.

An application receipt will be forwarded to the applicant within two working days to confirm that Screenwest has received the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Screenwest if an application receipt has not been received within this timeframe.

Applications close Monday, 24 August 2020 at 5:00pm AWST.


Program Contact

To talk to someone about this opportunity, applicants should contact:

Gabrielle Cole, Production Attraction and Services Manager

T: +61 8 6169 2117


Contact Screenwest

T: +61 8 6169 2100

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Posted 07 August 2020

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