- Job posted on: 24th Dec 2020
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We are a design and technology company that cares about people and the world. We seek out areas of social need and policy failure and make transformational change using design and technology. Our clients and partners are as passionate as we are and are working in government agencies and nonprofit organisations. Our job is to help them define, design and deliver new products, services and ways of working.
There are currently 50+ of us working as researchers, strategists, designers, developers, producers and visionaries towards our mission from our office in Collingwood and working remotely from home.
We’re looking for an experienced studio manager to help staff our projects, forecast upcoming resourcing needs and ensure the smooth transition of new work into the Studio and onto our clients. Reporting to the Head of Production and supported by two Lead Producers, you’ll be a central figure in the business – coordinating placement of work across teams, improving the efficiency of our staffing processes and creating the space for our team to deliver impactful work.
You’re the person who knows how to keep a creative studio humming and harmonious. Primarily you’re a people person – you’re good at building relationships and engaging people at different levels across the company, including the Business Development team, account managers and technical experts. You know how to listen to varying opinions, read a room well and use your EQ to mediate tricky conversations and trade-offs. You are a natural problem solver who can flex between big picture, strategic thinking and detail-driven, hands-on work.
You’ve worked in a similar role, in a similar-sized agency (we are 50+ staff). You understand the language and culture of digital and design and the processes involved in forecasting and delivering work of all sizes. You have a strong understanding of production-related tools, including resource management software, and know how to use data to accurately forecast staffing requirements, make recommendations and decisions and confidently back your approach. You’ll cultivate and manage a pool of external contractors to enable scaling in busy periods, working with People & Culture to engage and support them in a consistent manner. You will learn in this role, but you’ll also bring core skills that will position you as an authority in Production.
In this role, you’ll work to deliver upon the following key outcomes:
The salary range for this role is between $100,000 - $115,000 per annum plus super, depending on your level of experience. We are committed to building a diverse and equal team and people from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
We are open to structuring this role as part-time (minimum 4 days per week).
To be considered, please send us your resume and a cover letter answering the following questions: