Program Manager, Digital Film and Video

Ho Chi Minh City (VN)
02 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Program Manager, Digital Film and Video

Job no: 578914
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Media, Journalism & Communications

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has 82,000 students including 12,000 at postgraduate level.

School of Communication & Design

The School of Communication & Design is committed to providing an international learning environment that encourages cultural awareness, critical thinking, experimentation and - above all - the ability to think differently. Our students develop the competence, confidence and professionalism needed for successful careers in communication, design, fashion, film and video, and languages. The rapid growth of our programs means that the School of Communication & Design is at a particularly exciting time and is seeking a new team of program managers to drive us to our next stage of national development.


The brand-new Bachelor of Digital Film and Video program will launch at RMIT Saigon South campus in the first half of 2020. This hands-on program – the first of its kind in Vietnam – immerses students in both critical and creative approaches to storytelling, camerawork, editing, directing and producing across multiple platforms. It comprises three main areas: (a) film-/video-making, (b) technical studios, and (c) concepts and debates.  Successful graduates will be equipped for roles in advertising, fiction and non-fiction features, traditional and web television, social media - and beyond.

Role and responsibilities

The Program Manager will be responsible for the Bachelor of Digital Film and Video program offered by RMIT Vietnam. The appointee will line manage academic staff as required and will work closely with the Head of Department, Communication. The scope of responsibilities includes teaching and learning activities, curriculum development and quality assurance, timetabling, student experience, resource planning, program promotion, industry engagement, staff workload planning and professional development review. Proven success in program marketing, promotion, innovation and quality assurance is required.  The appointee will contribute to the strategic direction of the School of Communication & Design by working collaboratively with other members of the School’s Leadership team.  We firmly believe that this program will have a dramatic impact on the development of the creative industries in Vietnam and in the wider south-east Asia region.  Therefore we seek an energetic, committed team leader who is committed to growing this young, industry-focused program and making a real difference to the industry.

Key selection criteria

  • Relevant PhD or equivalent doctoral qualification from a recognised institution.
  • Minimum of five years' teaching experience of relevant programs/courses at undergraduate level.
  • Senior professional experience in the advertising, film, video and/or social media sector or equivalent.
  • Proven success in program marketing, promotion, innovation and quality assurance.
  • Appointment to Lecturer (level B): evidence of innovative, inclusive teaching approaches that meet the needs of student diversity. Track-record of high-quality curriculum development and delivery, teaching practice innovations and developments. Nationally recognised creative track-record in film/video.
  • Appointment to Senior Lecturer (level C): emerging nationally recognised research track-record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets; and/or internationally recognised creative track-record in film/video. Demonstrated ability to attract external research funds and/or creative grants.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage academic and professional teams and contribute to a collaborative and productive workplace.

Please note

  • English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS 7.0 (with no competency less than 6.5).
  • Non-Vietnamese candidates must also meet the requirements of the Vietnamese Work Permit process.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link.

Applications close on 4th August 2019.