Industry Development Manager – JD



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Head office is in Sydney, but applicants may reside anywhere within Australia

Purpose of the position

This is a very diverse role crossing many aspects of the games development industry. The incumbent will be the ‘voice’ that speaks both to and for the Australian video games development industry, engaging with member and non-member game developers as well as relevant State, Territory and Commonwealth agencies, departments and politicians, advocating on behalf of the industry.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Represent and grow our development members by providing them a voice to government and industry
  • Act as the interface between the Australian video game development industry and IGEA
  • Create value for Australian video game development companies that results in an increase in IGEA membership
  • Work with state, territory and commonwealth departments and agencies to secure funding and other tangible benefits for the Australian video game industry
  • Advise the IGEA team on activities and programs that will enhance the Australian video games development industry
  • Manage and organise relevant trade events, which will include various trade shows and missions
  • Work with current members to ‘bridge the gap’ between them and the local dev sector
  • Work with the IGEA team to enhance the overall reputation and value of the wider video games industry

Academic and trade qualifications

Desirable qualifications

  • Business or similar degree; and/or
  • Formal training in a games related discipline

Work experience and skills

Essential experience

  • Working closely with the video games development sector or a similar creative industry
  • Proven success in running a trade or similar event

Desirable qualifications

  • Project Management
  • Understanding of P&L
  • Business development experience
  • Exposure to working with government department and/or agencies

Personal qualities and behavioural traits

Essential qualities or behaviours

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft suite of products
  • Proven ability to work with minimum direction, exercising a high degree of autonomy and self-motivation
  • While being self-directed, be an integral part of the management team

Desirable qualities or behaviours

  • Strong presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm
  • Empathy
  • Curiosity


This position will work very closely with the CEO, Policy & Regulatory Affairs Manager & Communications & Member Services Manager. There will be regular need to communicate directly with the IGEA Board and to present at Board meetings


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