Join the team – we’re looking for a Stories for Impact Support Coordinator

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and passionate human to join our team as the Stories for Impact Support Coordinator, supporting the Stories for Impact lead to organise and deliver our storytelling workshops to inspiring people and organisations worldwide.

About Digital Storytellers:

Digital Storytellers is a purpose-driven storytelling collective, proudly B-Corporation certified and a Social Traders certified social enterprise. Our mission is to help create a better narrative for the world, by telling stories that matter, and to share knowledge and resources to empower a wider community of storytellers.

Our core activities are strategic story consultations, storytelling workshops, film productions and graphic scribing. We have a specific focus on working with social and environmental impact stories.

Stories for Impact is the educational arm of Digital Storytellers. We run workshops, programs and online courses to enable individuals, organisations and communities to tell their own stories using smartphones and affordable technology.

We deliver tailored workshops for clients and deliver public workshops throughout the year. Our workshops build the capacity of participants to FIND, MAKE, EDIT and SHARE amazing and affordable stories in-house, with a focus on using smartphones and accessible technology. These workshops range from 1-hour engagements through to extended programs that run over 6-12 weeks. Previous clients have included UNDP Somalia, Wathaurong Aboriginal Council, ReachOut  and Waverley Council Sustainability and Community Engagement. Participants in our workshops have ranged from 6 years old all the way through to 92 years old!

About the Role

  • The Stories for Impact Support Coordinator will assist with the organisation and delivery of filmmaking and storytelling workshops for organisations and communities.
  • This role would suit someone who is excited about the democratisation of media making, with a passion for using the power of storytelling to facilitate social and environmental impact. They may have studied communications or digital media and be looking to start a career or be working in an adjacent field and looking to make a transition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inbound enquiries: Responding to inbound enquiries and supporting the development of tailored project proposals. 
  • Workshop coordination: Support Stories for Impact lead with the planning and organisation of storytelling workshops. This includes client liaison, scheduling and participant management. 
  • Resource development: Collaborate with workshop facilitators to adapt and refine workshop materials, ensuring they are tailored to the needs of each learning group.  
  • Outreach and Promotion: Support content creation to promote and share stories about each workshop. This may include social media content, emails and video content.    
  • For the right person, there are also opportunities to expand work in the following areas (along with additional allocation of scope)  
    • Workshop facilitation: Supporting the facilitation of workshops. This includes teaching content to small and large groups, offering support and guidance to participants and fostering a supportive and inclusive workshop environment.   
    • Film production: Pre-production, on-site filming and editing video stories
    • Community Cultivator: Sydney-based candidates may also be considered for an upcoming Community Cultivator role at our Sydney office 

Desired skills and experience:

  • A passion for contributing to positive social and environmental change   
  • Experience filming and editing video content, whether that has been while studying or professionally  
  • Written communication skills, including experience creating compelling written copy for a variety of communication channels.
  • Tech savviness – we do lots of tech problem-solving to support participants during workshops so familiarity with editing programs such as Premiere Rush, Filmora Wondershare, Kinemaster or others is a big plus.    
  • Clear and empathetic communication and the ability to connect with and support a wide range of participants from a variety of backgrounds 
  • Excellent organisational skills – proactive with the ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines 

Hourly rate, location and scope

  • Rate of $45/hour plus superannuation  
  • The role is 1-2 days per week, with opportunities for scope to grow 
  • Outside of our weekly 1-hour meeting and client meetings, there is flexibility on specific days/times when work is done. 
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia 
  • Ideally, we’d love you to be located in Greater Sydney but will consider applicants from elsewhere if there is a great fit. However, we’d love to be able to meet face-to-face at our Impact Story Lab in Sydney during the interview process. 
  • The regular administrative aspects of this role can be done virtually. However, it would be great to have somebody who can meet in person at least once per month.

Interested? Send through the following:

  • Submit a short video (under 2 minutes) introducing yourself, why you believe in the power of storytelling to change the world and why you’d like to join the team. An unedited selfie video filmed on your phone is ABSOLUTELY fine. This is not about your filmmaking abilities, but about getting a sense of who you are. This can be uploaded as password-protected or link-only video on the platform of your choice or sent through via Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer etc.
  • Any other documents or links you feel are relevant e.g. CV, portfolio, etc .
  • Email to
  • From there, we’ll contact you to let you know if we’d like to proceed with an interview!

Applications close Friday 3 May 

However, we will start interviewing as applications are submitted.