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Chief Executive Officer


Chief Executive Officer (full-time)


Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia

Application Date

March 01, 2021

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Salary: AUD$270,000-$300,000

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is the custodian and curator of Australia’s remarkable collection of screen, broadcast, music and other audiovisual recordings dating from Tasmanian Aboriginal song set down on wax cylinders in 1899, the world’s first feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, newsreels and documentaries to iconic Australian movies and music and the latest in online content and video games. As such, we are uniquely positioned at the intersection of culture and technology, especially digital technology.

Our mandate is to collect, preserve and share the story of the Australia through the creativity and history represented in our 3 million strong collection of audiovisual media, documentation and artefacts.

Reporting to the Board and leading a team of more than 160 staff, the CEO is responsible for the NFSA’s overall strategy and day-to-day management, including enriching relationships with industry and our other stakeholders and playing a key leadership role in a contemporary, whole-of-sector, collaborative approach to archiving and celebrating Australia’s culture and audiovisual artistry.

Importantly, the CEO will drive greater accessibility to the archive, particularly through digital platforms and partnerships and an organisation that values innovation, imagination, achievement and inclusion.

For a detailed role specification, please visit the NFSA recruitment portal, or contact Stacey Colyer, Manager People & Culture, on (02) 6248 2111 or Applications close at midnight on 1 March 2021.