Director, Griffith Film School

Brisbane, Australia
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
  • Full-time

Make it matter.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities world-wide, Griffith is well known for our values, outstanding student experience, high impact research, commitment to social justice and a welcoming environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. As Griffith approaches our 50th anniversary in 2025, we remain steadfast in being a leading university of influence and impact.

Griffith’s Arts, Education and Law (AEL) Group is the largest and most diverse academic group in the University, encompassing creative and performing arts, law, education, criminology, social science and humanities. The Griffith Film School within AEL is preparing the next generation of filmmakers, animators and game designers for creative and exciting careers within the international business of film, television and digital screen media production, and is consistently ranked highly. The Griffith Film School animation program has been ranked number one in Australia and within the top ten globally.

About the opportunity

The Director, Griffith Film School is a key leadership position and is responsible for achieving the School’s vision by providing strategic and operational leadership and management. As Director, you will continue to drive high quality standards across teaching, research and strategic engagement with industry. The Director, working closely with the School’s Executive team, staff and other School leaders, will champion a culture of collaboration and innovation, leading to interdisciplinary opportunities in research and learning. Supporting and developing staff and leveraging opportunities for program growth through excellent relationships with stakeholders will be important.

About you

This is a significant role requiring demonstrated contemporary leadership ability, and strong credibility in a relevant field of academic endeavour and/or practice. Highly developed communication, resource management and organisational skills should be complemented by a demonstrated ability to engage effectively across the University and externally. A doctoral qualification in a relevant field is welcome and proven leadership experience is essential.

The position is based at the South Bank Campus and an attractive salary package is negotiable.

If you are seeking a new challenge within a highly reputable creative environment, and a leadership role where you can make an impact, then we would like to hear from you.

Learn more about this opportunity here.

Additional information

How to apply

Griffith University has partnered with Robinson Fitzgerald in the search for this appointment.

For confidential enquiries and to request more information about the position please contact Janine Fitzgerald+61 424 164 765 or Kate Robinson via +61 409 769 560 or at Robinson Fitzgerald Executive Search quoting the relevant reference number RF0204.

All applications must be submitted to 

Applications close on 26 October 2023 at 5 pm.