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Graphic Designer

Organisation : Environmental Film Festival Australia

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 8 Hours Per Week

Duration of project : May - November

Skill area : Graphic & Web Design

Sector : Arts & Culture

Posted on : 18 May, 2020

About the role

Dates: Late May – End November (with potential to extend)

Hours: Approximately 8 hours a week, increasing during the Festival and other peak periods. Hours will vary to fit around your other commitments outside of the festival and key event dates 

Remuneration: None – Volunteer role, any relevant expenses covered

Location: Remote working, with regular monthly meetings in Melbourne

Reports to: Marketing Manager

About the role

A key member of the Marketing team, this role will support the development, execution and management branding for EFFA and ongoing events, as well as all print and digital design collateral. Delivering everything from the festival programme, website, digital banners, signage, adverts and street posters, to volunteer t-shirts, this position provides the opportunity to have a real impact on the festival. The successful applicant will gain invaluable practical experience, develop broad networks and establish industry connections.

This is a voluntary position, running from late March/early April to late November, with the possibility of extending. The average time commitment is approximately 8 hours per week, with more time required closer to the festival. Hours will vary and are generally flexible to suit around your other commitments. You will be predominantly working remotely, with regular meetings in Melbourne throughout the year. 

Key responsibilities

  • Create new hero branding for EFFA’s next edition and update existing assets

  • Design print collateral including event flyers, posters, t-shirts, banners and the festival programme and coordinate printing and delivery

  • Design digital executions (banners, tiles and web advertisements)

  • Select and prepare photos for print, media and website

About us 

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is an entirely volunteer-run organisation, operating in Melbourne since 2010. 

EFFA is more than just a film festival – it’s a catalyst for positive and sustainable change. We inform, inspire, entertain and educate audiences of all ages, sharing films from around the world. Our key mission is to showcase great cinema and art that celebrates nature, flora, fauna and wildlife, champions the people, organisations and projects protecting our environment, and illustrates the unprecedented global threats our world faces, such as climate change, food sustainability, habitat loss and pollution.

Following record attendance in 2019, with the festival hosting more than 20 screenings, alongside panel discussions, parties and special events, our next edition promises to be our biggest yet, tapping into the ever-growing interest in and concern about the world around us. 

EFFA takes place in Melbourne in October, with several smaller events being planned year-round. Visit to find out more. 

Benefits of volunteering

EFFA has a passionate, values-driven and diverse team who were attracted to the festival for a multitude of reasons: from bringing unique perspectives to the big screen to harnessing their unique skill sets to enact social change. EFFA provides an opportunity to gain experience in a leading arts festival and to help contribute to a better world. With 76% of volunteers staying year-on-year, and with many people leaving to pursue new festival-related roles, you’ll be joining a group of fun, dedicated, like-minded people.

By being part of EFFA, you’ll:

  • Inspire audiences of all ages to make positive and sustainable change, as we tackle the biggest challenges the world has ever faced

  • Work with and promote the world’s best environmental filmmakers and artists

  • Be part of a fun, passionate team, all inspired by the power of filmmaking to capture hearts and minds

  • Share and develop your skills with one of Australia’s most notable sustainability events

  • Enjoy complimentary access to EFFA screenings and events

About you

You will be a creative thinker with an innovative view to branding and design, who likes to get involved with a hands-on approach. You’ll be inspired by the world around you and enjoy autonomy in your work. 

Your strong curatorial sensibilities means you’ll take full advantage of this opportunity to work with and develop a visually compelling, modern and impactful brand. 

Qualifications & experience

  • Qualifications in Fine Arts, Visual Arts or Graphic Design, or relevant experience, knowledge and skills in this discipline

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop & InDesign

  • Experience in designing print and digital marketing collateral

Key selection criteria


  • Qualifications in Fine Arts, Visual Arts or Graphic Design, or relevant experience, knowledge and skills in this discipline

  • Excellent graphic design skills with a strong portfolio of digital and printed work

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop & InDesign, and experience using CRM and eDM programs

  • Experience in designing print and digital marketing collateral and in working with and developing a brand identity

  • Strong project management skills, seeing publication and design projects through from concept to execution

  • A strong curatorial eye to create a visually compelling brand, with exceptional attention to detail


  • Experience working in the arts, festival, environmental or not-for-profit sector

  • Proficient use of Google Suite (Gmail, Sheets and Docs)

  • An interest in contemporary environmental issues at a local, national and international level

  • A passion for film, particularly documentaries, shorts and issues-based cinema

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV, a cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the key selection criteria outlined above and why you would like to volunteer for EFFA, and examples of your work (or link to your portfolio) to the Marketing Manager Gabriella Brydon at

Applications are due by 5:00pm on Wednesday 27th of May and will be assessed as they are received so please apply as soon as possible.

We welcome applications from people of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work and we pay our respects to the Kulin Elders and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Environmental Film Festival Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Position Description : Graphic Designer PD

For details concerning this role , please contact

Gabriella Brydon

Email :

Please quote in application: Graphic Designer via Pro Bono Australia.




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