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May 5, 2020

Look who’s hiring: Some job opportunities we thought you might like

This week, Fleet Space is hiring again and the Department for Trade and Investment is looking for someone to help sell the merits of our local space industry.

Adelaide creative jobs
  • Words: Josh Fanning, Johnny von Einem, Angela Skujins

Since CityMag print is on hiatus due to the pandemic, we decided to run some of our “employment edition” content into our online reportage. Follow this blog (updated weekly) with the jobs we think you’d be great at.

And if you’re hiring – please get in touch.


One of these things is a star of the universe, the other looks like a star as it orbits the earth

New listing
Job: Senior Software Engineer
Specifics: Build applications that connect with Fleet’s nanosatellite constellation
Starts: Applications open now

Fleet Space has had a few jobs going over this period – space being South Australia’s current frontier of choice – and the company has just announced a vacancy going for the role of Senior Software Engineer.

You’ll be tasked with building cloud-native applications that will interface with Fleet’s constellation of nanosatellites, working in a team of engineers and product managers to further Fleet’s ambitions for a more interconnected IoT world.

If you’ve got five years of experience in a similar role and a degree in software development, apply for the job here.


Your branding here. Photo: Priscilla Du Preez

New listing
Job: Senior Graphic Designer
Specifics: Develop design elements for a range of Brauer products destined for Australian and international markets
Starts: Applications close 13 September

Brauer Natural Medicine produces a range of health products, and they need you, talented graphic designer, to help make them look pretty.

Brauer considers themselves as the market leader in natural medicines, and they’re in an “exciting phase of growth into new natural categories following the rise of the consumer trend towards health and wellness.”

The company is based in Tanunda, but your office will be at a satellite office in Tonsley, where you will work on a wide range of products for both Australian and international markets, while overseeing a junior graphic designer.

Proficiency in a range of design programs and social media platforms is essential. For the full details, see here.


Found footage of you in the future, managing the development of South Australia’s business interests in space. Photo: NASA

New listing
Job: Business Development Manager, Space
Specifics: Attract international space to South Australia and assist SA companies in accessing international markets
Starts: Applications close 20 September

Despite not having the desired qualifications stated, we would love this job, purely for the business card.

The Department of Trade and Investment’s Business Development Manager, Space will be a key role in the furthering South Australia’s space industry, bringing in international companies to set up here, as well as finding international opportunities for South Australian space companies.

If you’re qualified in business, commerce or a technical field related to space, and have a nerd-level understanding of the global “New Space economy” (their words, not ours), then please do throw your hat in the ring.

Find more information on the position here.



Teach your class not to give salty looks to kids who ask questions

Job: Teaching
Specifics: Year 7 is moving into high schools, and that has opened up new job opportunities
Starts: Applications open now

From the year 2022, year 7 students will be part of South Australian high schools, further demarcating our own childhoods as from a time very, very long ago.

Sad as this fact (and the inexorable passing of time) may be, there are positives for teachers looking for work – the Department of Education is currently recruiting in preparation for the new reality.

In the first round of recruitment, South Australian permanent primary school teachers are eligible to apply, and from 2021 applications will be opened to all qualified teachers.

You can find more information on the process here, and browse job vacancies here.



Cheers to gainful employment. This image: Drew Farwell

Job: South Australian Brand Ambassador
Specifics: Be the South Australian identity of WA brewery Gage Roads
Starts: Applications open now

We do not mind a beer (or five) here at CityMag, and if you’re similarly inclined, there’s an opportunity for you to spruik your love of the golden good stuff on behalf of one of the country’s largest craft breweries.

The company is looking for someone from either a liquor sales or hospitality background, who is connected to Adelaide’s hospitality community, and loves all things beer.

The winning applicant will continue the brewery’s existing relationships, as well as develop new relationships with owners and managers of retail bottle shops, bars, pubs, taverns and everything in between.

It sounds a lot to us like hanging out and talking about beer all day.

For more information and to apply, see here.



Friendly chit chat amongst SkyCity employees

Job: Heaps of jobs!
Specifics: So many jobs
Starts: Applications open now

There’s a lot happening at SkyCity – maybe you’ve heard?

As part of the expansion and refurbishment at the Adelaide Casino and surrounds, there will be 700 jobs going, many, but not all, of which are in the hospitality realm.

The recruitment drive has already begun, and there will be many more jobs available as SkyCity’s many projects get closer to completion. Keep an eye on this page for all the updates.



It’s harvest season

Job: Harvest work
Specifics: There are many jobs available in a number of roles
Starts: Applications open now

As a city-based publication, we’re a little bit ashamed to admit we had no idea we’re currently amidst the South Australian grain harvest season.

It is, of course, necessary to respecting the connection between our plates and our regions, but this factoid passed us by – until, that is, Viterra emailed this week to notify us that their harvest callout for workers is officially on.

The company will employ 1,800 people nationally for the grain harvest, many right here in South Australia. Potential roles include general grain handling, bunker operation, weighbridge operation, grain classification, supervisory roles, as well as some customer-facing roles.

Viterra takes care of 55 sites across South Australia and western Victoria, and the work will go from October through to January 2021.

For more information on the harvest work, see this page.



Design a distillery and a bunch of other cool things

• Job: Design architect, interior architect, BIM Manager
• Specifics: Design and management roles
• Starts: Applications open now

Adelaide architecture firm Walter Brooke are looking to bring in some new team members, advertising for an experienced design architect, experience interior architect, and BIM (building information modelling) manager via Instagram.

The successful candidates will project experience in commercial, residential and education sectors. Revit experience is essential. The firm also says candidates must possess a passion for “design excellence, with an eye for detail, an open technical mind, and a friendly attitude.”

A typical CityMag reader, if ever we’ve met one.

If you’re interested, send a CV and portofolio through to



You want to work here. It’s so nice

• Job: Hub coordinator
• Specifics: The successful candidate will be responsible for the Stone & Chalk visitor experience
• Starts: Applications now open

Earlier this month, CityMag offered a glimpse into some of Adelaide’s most beautiful new buildings, one of which was Stone & Chalk, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for developing growth and support frameworks for emerging tech sectors.

The Adelaide outpost of the company is located in the Allied Health Building at Lot Fourteen, and their workspace took out a heritage commendation in the sustainable architecture award.

But this is beside the point. We bring up Stone & Chalk in this week’s jobs blog because they’re hiring. And we think you’d be perfect.

The company is looking for a hub coordinator, who will act as the public face of Stone & Chalk and the Lot Fourteen Innovation Precinct.

“The Hub Coordinator wears many hats and plays a critical role in supporting Stone & Chalk’s event, operations and community teams across multiple areas,” the business’ website says.

For detailed information on the aforementioned multiple areas, see the website. Once there you can also find details on how to apply.



An artist impression of your career in renewables!

Simec Energy
• Job: 700 positions vacant
• Specifics: If you want to express interest in working with Simec to help build the Cultana Solar Farm, or you’re a business looking to supply services or goods, fill in your details via this link
• Starts: Now?!?

Work on the long-awaited 280-megawatt Cultana Solar Farm in South Australia could begin as early as July. The project is on a 1,100ha site north of Whyalla on Eyre Peninsula and is of such magnitude that it has officially* been dubbed a doozy.

The project is the first large-scale project in plan to generate one gigawatt of dispatchable renewable energy in South Australia.

SIMEC Energy Australia is part of billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance and is delivering the project through an engineer, procure and construction (EPC) partnership with Shanghai Electric.

We wrote about a portion of Gupta’s plan through the lens of South Australian battery and renewable technology firm, Zen Energy in 2018.

This is absolutely the company of the future, and they’ve got 700 job openings. So, yeah, apply here!

*unofficially, by CityMag



You could probably pay us in potatoes tbh

• Job: Various
• Specifics: Everything from a seasonal citrus picker to full-time farm assistant
• Starts: Now

A new jobs campaign targeting South Australians to do seasonal work in the primary industries sector such as fruit picking and grape harvesting, was launched recently by the Marshall Government to help boost regional economies dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus.

If you – like us – have often romanticised the idea of getting off grid and living off the land – then this is your opportunity (if you need work right now) to test your mettle against the reality of working in agriculture.

The Seasonal Jobs SA website will connect jobseekers with jobs and agencies sourcing workers across agricultural jobs in the state, providing information on roles and requirements, places to stay, coronavirus restrictions and more.



Though fleets are grounded, there’s still plenty of work to be done

• Job: Various roles
• Specifics: Everything from engineering to project managing
• Starts: Applications are now open

Boeing is not only responsible for carting hundreds of passengers around the world for commercial airline carriers, they’re also making sure the air above us is secure. Boeing Defence Australia is a leader in the aerospace defence industry and is advertising a range of jobs on their website.



You shouldn’t expect your average water cooler talk at Naval Group.

Naval Group
• Job: Various roles
• Specifics: Everything from multimedia through to business architect
• Starts: Applications are now open

Naval Group have a bunch of jobs listed on their site and several EOI callouts live right now. The range of jobs and skills this company are pulling into the operation makes it look like coronavirus has absolutely zero impact on their trajectory.



If this is how happy they are in a pandemic – imagine how great office morale will be post-COVID-19

Department of Health & Wellbeing
• Job: Short term contracts
• Specifics: Open to everyone
• Starts: ASAP

The Department of Health & Wellbeing has put a call out for extra hands on deck during COVID-19 as part of their response to the pandemic.

See the department’s available positions here, as well as positions elsewhere in the South Australian government.

Good luck!



This could be you, working for BAE Systems. Source: BAE Systems

• Job: Various roles
• Specifics: Engineering and management roles
• Starts: Applications are now open

BAE Systems is a provider of some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions, and a lot of their work happens right here in South Australia.

There are a number of jobs listed with the company, which you can browse here. Just tick the ‘SA-…’ entries on the page’s sidebar.



A photographic approximation of your new workplace. Source: Unsplash

• Job: Various roles
• Specifics: Datacom is a professional services provider
• Starts: Applications are now open

With estimates that more than a million Australians have lost their job as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak, multinational professional services outfit Datacom is looking to fill thousands of roles to work in purpose-built contact centres across Australia – including here in Adelaide.

Datacom is working to provide services for those critical Federal Government agencies providing frontline services for the country’s COVID-19 response.

Find a run down of Datacom’s current career opportunities in Adelaide here.



Filming with SAFC: Glitz, glamour, pine needles

• Job: Film Production
• Specifics: Experienced crew and screen services providers
• Starts: When COVID-19 restrictions lift

Crime thriller, “The Unknown Man” has been confirmed to shoot in South Australia, when film productions resume after the coronavirus crisis.

The crime thriller stars Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, The Great Gatsby, Boy Erased) and UK star Sean Harris (The King, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).

The Unknown Man producer Rachel Gardner says, “this is a challenging time for our industry, particularly for crew, but we are gearing up to move straight into production on The Unknown Man, which will be shooting in and around Adelaide, as soon as is practicable.”

And we know there’ll be jobs on set with this production company, as it’s the second time they’ve visited sunny South Australia.

“We are delighted to welcome See Saw Films back to South Australia with The Unknown Man after they previously embraced our locations and talent with their stunning production of Tracks in 2013,” says CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation Kate Croser.

“Such a major production presents significant opportunities for South Australian crew and screen service providers from right across the sector, and the SAFC is working closely with producers to ensure the best outcomes for our local talent.”

Production dates for The Unknown Man will be determined at a future time, pending the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.

Various roles will be available on the production for South Australian crew and extras. Experienced SA crew and talent are invited to submit expressions of interest and their CV to the production for consideration here.

Experienced South Australian crew and screen service providers are also encouraged to register and/or update their details in the SAFC’s Crew and Services Directory – a free, searchable database that provides information about local screen industry professionals and support services.



• Job: Mining and associated roles
• Specifics: Can be found on this page
• Starts: Now

Seldom on Twitter, we saw a recent post from BHP advertising it would be hiring for 1,500 positions across their Australian operations as a response to COVID-19.

After spending a protracted amount of time grimacing at the responses on Twitter from well-meaning dolts asking BHP to “please stop destroying Australia to extract fossil fuels” and “Please support renewables” (what do they think wind turbines and solar PV is made out of), we found the relevant links to find out just what kinds of jobs BHP is hiring for right now.


Got a position vacant? Looking beyond the low-key lockdown of COVID-19 and want to get a running start at the rebuilding process? Our readers are doers, makers, thinkers, creators and all-round excellent people to have on your team. After all, you’re a reader aren’t you.

Please get in touch. Let’s make Tuesdays good news days from now on.


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