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May 5, 2020

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

Global architecture practice Snøhetta is hiring.

  • Words: Josh Fanning

Since CityMag print is on hiatus because of 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.


• Job: Three roles
• Specifics: Technical Architect + Interior Designer + Landscape Architect
• Starts: Very soon

Snøhetta is a global Norwegian multi-disciplinary design practice and their Adelaide studio looks after all Australasian opportunities and projects, giving our city some serious international design cred. They were the architects of University of South Australia’s Pridham Hall project (in the video above).

Being based in Adelaide, has meant a lot of travelling, but also built a great discipline in the firm for remote working, which has seen the firm through this most recent crisis.

“This might be part of the reason for us being busy and expanding our team even in these strange times,” says Vennlig Hilsen, managing director of Snøhetta Australasia.

“We have currently 13 designers, but advertising for three new positions immediately and can see the need for further growth in the near future.”

Read more on the position descriptions and apply here.



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 coronavirus.

If you – like us – have often romanticised the idea of getting off the 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.



Watcha gonna do? Apply for a position with the AFP. Picture: AAP

• Job: Various roles
• Specifics: Everything from administration to forensics
• Starts: Applications are now open

The Australian Federal Police are advertising eight jobs on Seek. Joining the forensics team might be a significant departure from your previous career (unless you’re on a trajectory sprung directly from a love of CSI: Miami), but there are also jobs available for ‘automation test specialists’ and admin roles at the famed Pine Gap. Have a look.


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, but also for making sure the atmosphere is secure. Boeing Defence Australia is a leader in the aerospace defence industry and is advertising seven jobs on their website. They’re looking for propulsion engineers to simulator technicians, so get in touch.


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 12-13 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 your colleagues will be to work with post-COVID-19?

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

The Government has put a call out for extra hands on deck during COVID-19 as part of their response to the pandemic. It’s a little hard for us to give you a straight-forward link to the job specifics and applications website, but if you go here and search for “COVID-19: SA HEALTH RECRUITMENT DRIVE – HEALTH PROFESSIONALS” you should find it.

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 13 current jobs listed with the company, which you can browse here. Just tick the ‘SA-…’ entries on the page’s sidebar.

The roles are diverse, spanning the company’s legal department, engineering, information technology, manufacturing and support. While the rest of the Australian economy hibernates, the defence industry seemingly remains in perpetual motion.

Some applications for job opportunities close on 5 May, so you best get cracking.



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.

Roles advertised by Datacom include Customer Service Representatives, Training FacilitatorsTeam LeadersQuality Assurance SpecialistsWorkforce Planning and Real Time Analysts, and Human Resources and Payroll. If any of these areas of expertise pique your interest, click through to submit an application.



• 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.


Home Alone Film Fest

• Job: Movie director
• Specifics: Go wild with your iPhone or other
• Starts: Applications are open now

Dovetailing with the  Edgerton announcement, but potentially more accessible for emerging or wannabe filmmakers – Helpmann Academy is set to launch the Home Alone Film Fest with $10,000 in cash awards up for grabs for eligible emerging filmmakers.

There’s a $7,000 award for the winning film (chosen by a panel of judges including Adelaide Film Festival CEO/Creative Director Mat Kesting and acclaimed director Richard Jasek), and a $3,000 people’s choice award voted on by the public via the Helpmann Academy’s Facebook page.

The artists will be given the opportunity to produce a short piece (under 7 minutes) that shares their thoughts, feelings, stories, images and moments with the greater community, as they navigate living and creating through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants are encouraged to use whatever is at hand to create the work, which can be produced in any genre – be it a short film, a documentary, an animation or video art piece. The aim of the game is to let your imagination run wild while in isolation.

Applications are open now and close on 1 June 2020, and films will be published on Helpmann Academy’s facebook page from 2 June 2020.

Applications can be submitted here.



• 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 reader aren’t you.

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


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