Project Manager - Producer (D&AD Shift with Google based in Sydney)

Job Description  

Job title:                  Project Manager - producer (D&AD Shift with Google)                       

Location:              Remote based in Sydney

Reports to:              Foundation Director

Department:          Foundation

Contract:              Fixed term part-time contract

Salary:                  On application

Benefits include:     To see our extensive benefits please visit the careers page on our website                                                                                                                                   

Closing date:      21 July 2021

About D&AD 
Founded in 1962, D&AD is an organisation that is all about the pursuit of creative excellence within advertising and design - inspiring it, celebrating it and enabling it. A fundamental way of us achieving this is through our world class learning programmes which upskill the current and future workforce.  

Whilst our remit focuses on the advertising and design industry there is a broader goal to demonstrate the positive impact that creativity can have across education, the economy and within society.    

Purpose of the job  

We are looking to expand the team that delivers D&AD Shift with Google to Sydney.  

What is D&AD Shift with Google?  

Shift exists to challenge the idea that there is only one route into a creative career. College fees and other systemic barriers have prevented some of the best talent from becoming part of our industry. The creative industry needs to change the way we recruit. We need to look at creating alternative pipelines and alternative education channels, in order to change the balance.  

Shift is an unconventional talent program. A free, industry-led night-school for outstanding, untapped and fresh creatives who don’t have a four-year college degree or industry networks but are looking to kick-start a creative career.  

Meeting twice a week online and in agencies around the city, a group of 20 emerging creatives will work on briefs and creative challenges for 15 weeks, culminating in a showcase and paid placements.        

What we are looking for

We are looking for a freelance programme producer to join the Shift team currently based in London and New York, to manage and deliver the Shift programme in Sydney  

Key responsibilities:  

  • Research, contact and monitor outreach partners to drive Shift applications
  • Curriculum design and delivery
  • Project planning and project management
  • Speaker/session outreach
  • Session hosting and facilitation
  • Giving constructive feedback on creative work
  • Innovating the programme to ensure that we maximise our impact
  • Support the management of partners and key sponsors
  • Ensure outcomes are achieved against milestones
  • Monitor and report progress to partners
  • Establish an excellent working relationship with the Shifters and be their first
  • Be the contact for industry employers, in order to match-make and maximize
  • point of contact employment opportunities for the Shifters  

Key Experience and Skills  

  • Effective project management and delivery experience
  • Client and account management
  • Experience of design and delivery of learning programmes
  • Experience of resource management
  • Experience of facilitating group discussion and/or training.
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Keen interest in design and advertising
  • Capable presenter who has delivered information / pitches to a wide variety of
  • stakeholders.  


  • Basic in-design skills
  • Experience of working in (or knowledge of) the advertising and design industry

Due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are shortlisted for an interview. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date of your application you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. 

In order to comply with the Prevention of Illegal Working, Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act, you will need to provide appropriate documentation that proves that you are eligible to work in the UK. 

D&AD is committed to a policy of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. It is our commitment that no member of staff or job applicant will be treated less favourably on the grounds of their sex, marital or parental status, race, colour, nationality, religion, belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.

Our privacy statement can be viewed on the D&AD careers page.

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