Creative Representation/Full-time

Sydney - CBD/Metro/Inner East & West

Posted 15 Nov 2022

Closes 15 Dec 2022

Creative Representation is looking for a Manager’s Assistant – Literary to join us in our Sydney (Surry Hills) office. 

This role is primed for someone who thinks that they could be an Artist Manager one day and has a passion for great writing and directing on stage and screen.  Creative Representation’s Literary department represents creators/showrunners, screenwriters, directors, playwrights and authors working in film, television, theatre, books, podcasts and voice-over with a talented list of clients including Leah Purcell, Adam Briggs, Lally Katz, Alana Valentine and Julie Kalceff. We represent exceptional artists who have won Emmy’s, AACTAs, AWGIES and ADG Awards.

This won’t be your first job; you will have had a few years of work experience. You will be motivated and smart and while you don’t need to have worked in show business, you will need to be able to show us that you are passionate about the entertainment industry. We’ll want you to be out and about seeing shows, watching new programs and reading scripts. 

You need to be super organised, confident enough to stand up for an Artist and able to deal with volume of work while still maintaining a keen eye for detail. We will teach you the ropes, but you need to be open to learning and keen to stretch yourself – you will need to get your head around everything from negotiating and amending contracts, reading scripts and giving notes to artists, booking travel, scheduling and diary entries and answering the phone. The role is admin heavy but also fun and presents a genuine opportunity for career development.

In your application tell us what you’re watching at the moment, tell us about your passion for show business and any bits and pieces you feel are relevant to your success in this role. 

Skills – you need to be organised and have worked in an office environment before, you need to be able to write confidently and problem solve. You need to be a clear communicator, but you don’t need to be loud – a quiet confidence will work just fine. You probably have a university degree, but we’re not fussed what it was in – it could be a business or law degree, or it could be arts. The role is particularly suited to someone who has studied screenwriting, theatre or drama subjects or law but has decided they don’t want to be a writer or a lawyer but is still passionate about working behind the scenes to support creative people.

We have a range of employment benefits with a history of being ahead of the curve, paid parental leave, wellbeing support and tickets to shows!

Salary guide – $55k -$65k plus super

Applications close 30 November 2022, but we will consider applications as they arrive.