Are you passionate about increasing opportunities for artists and professionals with disabilities in the film world? Do your networks include individuals with disabilities interested or experienced in film-making? Do you identify as having a disability and are a film professional? If you can answer yes to any of these questions we are looking for you!
Back to Back Theatre is creating a screen-adaption of its theatre production The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes, and we are seeking an experienced industry expert to support the creation of an inclusive film-making team.
This role will be responsible for assisting in the outreach and recruitment process for a series of paid internship positions associated with the project, which aims to increase employment outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities and foster diversity on our screens.
Applications close midnight 6th of August, 2020
Please direct enquiries to Alice Fleming on (03) 5221 2029 | 0407 002 398 | email@example.com.
Based in Geelong, this role is a short-term contract from Monday 17 August 2020– 25 September 2020 inclusive, at 0.3 EFT (the equivalent of 1.5 days per week over this period).
To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your film practice and interest in working with Back to Back Theatre, and the contact details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTQI+ and people with a lived experience of disability will be highly regarded.
This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency through its Information, Linkages and Capacity Building program. Back to Back Theatre are compliant to the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission Standards and the NDIS Code of Conduct. You do not need to be an NDIS participant to apply.
Organisational Purpose & Overview
Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.
Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.
Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last decade, Back to Back Theatre has presented 40 national and 70 international seasons of its work.
Over the last 30 years the company has nurtured a unique artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s own commentaries on broad social and cultural dialogue. Created through a process of research, improvisation and scripting, new work is realised across time via collaboration between the ensemble, Artistic Director and guest artists.
In addition to its professional practice Back to Back Theatre collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.
Back to Back Theatre has received 17 national and international awards including in recent years a Helpmann Award for Best Australian Work, an Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angel Critics’ Award, a New York Bessie and the Myer Foundation Group Award for longstanding contribution to the development of Australian theatre.