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Join our team! Here at The Push office we're looking for a new Gig Guide Coordinator. If you've got a passion for writing, all ages events, and getting published online and in Beat magazine every week, then this could be the intern position for you. It involves coming into our office in Brunswick one day a week. Apply by December 10, more info here.

The good folks at Yarra FReeZA are calling for expressions of interest for artists wishing to perform for this year's Napier St Block Party on December 11. If you've never been before, it's a bit of a street party featuring an artist's market, film screenings, live art, DJs, free food, dance and tons of performances. If you're a young and emerging act and want to get on the line up (and get paid for it!), email a short bio and sample/link eliza.zanuso@yarracity.vic.gov.au.

The Lynall Hall Community School will next year launch VAMP (VCAL Alternative Music Program), designed for students who love music and are interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, either on stage or behind the scenes. The program caters for secondary students in Years 10-12 who are interested in both music performance and how the music industry works. Running over three days per week, the program combines VET and VCAL units in live performance and event-based projects and outcomes. To apply and arrange an interview, contact Lynall Hall Community School on (03) 9428 4421 / Phil Kakulas (kakulas.phil.a@edumail.vic.gov.au) or Jane Kearney (kearney.jane.j@edumail.vic.gov.au).

Leonited Films and Arthouse are seeking artists and bands who are wanting to collaborate in order to create a music video for their single or most popular song in their album. High quality production, creative directing, equipment, art direction and cinematography is provided free of charge. Please contact Leo on leohoussami@leonitedfilms.com or by phone 0402988354 if you are interested.

How good does $60 an hour to play music sound? Universal School of Music are looking for musicians to perform in venues across Victoria. For more info www.universalschoolofmusic.com.au or phone (03) 9395 0695 

Artist management company Bolster Music are on the look out for an intern to assist in the various and broad-ranging day to day tasks. You will be involved in dealing with the Media, Promoters, Venues, Agents, Labels and the artists themselves. The position is up to two days a week. If you've got a keen interest in digital marketing and PR and a good knowledge of the Australian music landscape, check out www.bolstermusic.com.au/careers

Are you looking for the opportunity to play Open Mic shows across Victoria? Check out www.facebook.com/OpenMicMelbourne

Looking for a job, work experience or intern position? Pedestrian TV Jobs offer a great search engine for jobs in the creative industry. Head to www.pedestrian.tv/jobs.

The good folks at Wild@heART are running weekly songwriting and music workshops for people who experience mental illness and/or disadvantage. Whatever your skill level you can learn how to record using iPads, create video and visual clips for your songs, get a performance together and take it our Strumarama events. Workshops run on Wednesdays 1-4pm at the Sol Green Community Centre, South Melbourne and cost $5 per week. For more info go to www.wildatheart.org.au

Music and event management training in a range of topics available through the The Push. Topics include all ages event management, band bookings, budgeting and sponsorship, promotions and publicity, running outdoor events, conducting committee meetings, lighting and production, safety and risk management. Download a training request form here.

Brightside Tuesdays at the Espy is always on the look out for unsigned upcoming artists and bands, including unerage acts. There's no limit to genre or previous experience required. For more information check out the 'Get A Gig' page at www.espy.com.au

Bright Green are looking for a Press Assisstant and Copywriter, head over to www.brightgreen.com for all the details on the position

Junior Rockers are looking for a Contemporary Primary School Instrumental Music Teacher, for all the details on the vacant positions head over to http://www.juniorrockers.com

Get paid to write! Youth Central is looking for young people aged 16-24 years to write articles and interviews to be published on their website. You'll get paid for each article published, and once you've had two articles published you can officially join the Youth Central Roving Reporter team for six months. It's a pretty sweet deal as you'll be paid to cover events and issues on behalf of Youth Central, as well as come up with your own ideas and get some hands-on mentoring in freelance journalism and writing skills. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in radio, publishing, online communication and social media strategy. For more info check out www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/getpublished

Have you checked out Arts Hub yet? They've got an extensive list of jobs to suit people with an arts and entertainment background. Check out www.artshub.com.au/arts-jobs  

Join our team! Here at The Push office we're looking for a new Gig Guide Coordinator. If you've got a passion for writing, all ages events, and getting published online and in Beat magazine every week, then this could be the intern position for you. It involves coming into our office in Brunswick one day a week. Apply by December 10, more info here.

Mind Blowing Films is a Melbourne based Production and Distribution company focusing mainly on Bollywood releases. They're looking to recruit a dedicated intern to assist with administration duties and publicity. This role would suit students studying film, media, communications, marketing and/or administration. You'll gain insight into the film and events industries and gain useful skills and work experience to prepare you for your career in film, media and events. Apply by November 21 by emailing your resume to Divya Thaper at divya@mindblowingfilms.com or check out www.mindblowingfilms.com

Ralph Carr Management is looking for a tech-savy individual to join the Melbourne RCM Team, as an intern/entry level position. The candidate will use social media and implement strategies s part of the RCM team. If you have experience with Macintosh Software & Hardware (using Apple computers), all Social Media Channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc), and are looking to pursue a career in the entertainment and arts industry, send your resume and one page cover letter to nat@ralphcarr.com by November 29.

Electronic music agency and unique touring company Diamond Friedman are looking for an intern with a wealth of knowledge in content creation and a passion for the music scene, and are offering the chance to work closely with artists, record labels and anyone associated with our brand and networks to deliver high quality content to a burgeoning audience. Apply by November 30 by emailing your resume to normy@waltondiamondfriedman.com and adrian.houghton@outlook.com

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival is looking for an experienced volunteer Digital Communications Coordinator to join the marketing team in the lead up to our 2015 festival. Key responsibilities of the role include managing the HRAFF website content, managing social media, recruiting and coordinating videographers and photographers during the festival, and coordinating the e-newsletter. Apply by December 2 by emailing your resume and cover letter to Vy Wijekumar at info@hraff.org.au with 'Digital Communications Coordinator' in the subject.

Byron Bay's Bluesfest is looking for event volunteers (18+ years) to assist with festival operations, both for pre-festival setup and during festival operations. If you have a passion for working as part of a team in a dynamic, outdoor, festival environment, you are interested in music, event management and the environment, and have something special to contribute to Australia's premier music event then apply today at www.bluesfest.com.au

Artist management company Bolster Music are on the look out for an intern to assist in the various and broad-ranging day to day tasks. You will be involved in dealing with the Media, Promoters, Venues, Agents, Labels and the artists themselves. The position is up to two days a week. If you've got a keen interest in digital marketing and PR and a good knowledge of the Australian music landscape, check out www.bolstermusic.com.au/careers

3MBS (Melbourne Broadcasting Society) is seeking volunteer receptionists with excellent customer service and office administration skills to join a small team - for more information head here!

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is looking for volunteers to operate front of house roles, assist visitors to understand and interact with exhibitions, activities, and events while also assisting staff in program delivery. At times, volunteers can also assist staff in supporting roles in areas such as marketing, research and administration. All volunteers are required to participate in the volunteer training and development program. For more info go to www.acmi.net.au/volunteer 

Triple R are looking for volunteers for roles such as reception, library, production and IT support through to special events like Radiothon and BBQ Day. For more information and to apply, go to www.rrr.org.au

Internships are available at music news website Tone Deaf. They're looking for bright young faces who'd like to learn more about publishing, the internet, and the music industry, and are interested in getting involved behind the scenes. The internship program runs for four months, one day a week, at their office in Prahran, Melbourne. Tasks include assignment writing including features, columns, and opinion, reviews, phone & video interviews, research, slideshows, the twice-weekly mixtape, and attending editorial meetings. For more info go to www.tonedeaf.com.au or email intern@tonedeaf.com.au

Be on the lookout at Pedestrian for upcoming internships and volunteer positions. If you are interested in applying for an internship, head to http://www.pedestrian.tv/jobs/ for the details.

Youth media organisation SYN offer two work experience positions each month between March and November. If you’re interested in seeing what goes into running TV, radio and online media channels, head to syn.org.au/workexperience or email admin@syn.org.au.

SYN radio are also currently looking for volunteers; this includes writers, bloggers, coders, reviewers, content makers and just generally someone wanting to have fun. You must be between the ages of 12 and 25 to be involved with SYN, they're holding upcoming info sessions that will give you the lowdown on their training and how you can get involved, if this sounds as exciting to you as it does to me the jump on their website (www.syn.org.au) for full details on their upcoming info nights and the courses available.

Footscray Community Arts Centre is looking for volunteers to help at events, workshops, exhibitions and in front of house. If you are interested, check out footscrayarts.com for more information.

Ever wanted to join your local FReeZA committee? Well now's your chance as FReeZA committee's across Victoria are looking for new members! If you're interested in learning about event management, promotion and marketing, stage management, artist booking, teamwork, networking and budgeting in a drug/alcohol/smoke free environment, then consider what joining your local crew might have to offer. The contact details for all FReeZA committees can be found at freeza.vic.gov.au.

The A is for Atlas Youth Mentoring Program offers young people aged 15-26 the opportunity to develop skills and pathways in the creative industries by working under experienced artists on projects in production. The mentoring is innovative and educational, and can be undertaken as work experience, placement or internship, or simply an opportunity to develop new skills and networks. To register your interets of find out more, go to www.aisforatlas.org.au

Signal's Expression of Interest Program provides an opportunity for artists and organisations to propose new projects to undertake at Signal. If you would like to be contacted about the 2013-14 program join their mailing list at signal@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Are you interested in volunteer work? Check out http://volunteeringvictoria.org.au for opportunities near you.

St Martins Youth Arts Centre in South Yarra offers work experience throughout the year, giving young people the chance to gain skills in production, arts administration and marketing. To get a foot in the door give them a call on 9867 2477 or email info@stmartinsyouth.com.au.

Phoenix Movement Records offers a range of unpaid internships and work experience opportunities. Their primary focus is on viral marketing, as well as graphic design and website design. If keen, send your info through to supportaussiemusic@gmail.com with the subject 'Phoenix'.

PBS is looking for volunteers to help out in reception, in the music library and various other departments. For more information on how to get involved head to http://www.pbsfm.org.au/

ABC work experience program offers high quality training in TV, radio and news media, for more information on eligibility hit up www.abc.net.au/

The PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) and the Australia Council of the Art have got $15,000 up for grabs as part of their Artist Direct Distribution Scheme. Past recipients of the grants include Courtney Barnett, The Grigoryan Brothers, Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos, Ben Salter and Ainslie Wills, so if you're looking to pick up some cash to get the ball rolling with your career then head to australiacouncil.gov.au/grants.Entries close November 25.

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria, including funding. If you're interested in making film, check out their website film.vic.gov.au for resources and any funding opportunities that may be available.

Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses. Project funding is generally provided to professional filmmakers with some level of industry experience, depending on the program. Check out their website for funding information and deadlines screenaustralia.gov.au/funding.

The Pinnacle Foundation was established to provide scholorships and mentoring to disadvantaged GLBTIQ young people. No matter what your interest or what you aspire to be, they may be able to offer the financial support and resources to help you get there. Organisations and community groups can also apply for funding. Contact steven@thepinnaclefoundation.org or facebook.com/thepinnaclefoundation.

The PPCA Performer's Trust Foundation provides one off grants to encourage music and the performing arts. Grants can be used to cover performance costs, the promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education, tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, and venue and PA hire. Individuals can apply for up to $2,500, while groups or organisations can apply for up to $5,000. Applications are assessed four times a year. For more info, go to ppca.com.au.

The SYN Awards recognise young people in a range of fields, across radio, television and online, with categories for under 18s and specific areas of radio programming. If you know someone (maybe yourself?) who deserves recognition for all of their hard work and great content, head to syn.org.au/awards and start nominating! Open all year round.

The Australian Council of the Arts offers various grants for musicians, organisations, aspiring music industry professionals and arts programs around Australia. Amounts and application closing dates vary depending on the specifics of the grant but all information can be accessed at australiacouncil.gov.au/grants.

Arts Victoria are offering grants that can assist with touring and CD recording, for more information and to find out if you’re eligible for these grants go to www.arts.vic.gov.au/Home. Funding is available for bands and solo artists who play original contemporary music to tour within Australia. See www.arts.gov.au/ for more information and application forms.

Join our team! Here at The Push office we're looking for a new Gig Guide Coordinator. If you've got a passion for writing, all ages events, and getting published online and in Beat magazine every week, then this could be the intern position for you. It involves coming into our office in Brunswick one day a week. Apply by December 10, more info here.

The Atlantis Short Story Contest 2014 opens its gates. Authors from all around the world are welcome to enter the one and only contest that offers a critique for every participating story. Deadline for submitting a story is November 30. More information at www.atlantis-shortstorycontest.com

Short and Twisted 2015 is an annual anthology of short stories and poetry with a twist at the end. Submissions of short stories (1500 words, 500 words and 100 words), poetry and images will be accepted between 1 October and 31 December 2014. Writers are strongly encouraged to read earlier issues to familiarise themselves with previous successful submissions, more info at www.celapenepress.com.au

Get paid to write! Youth Central is looking for young people aged 16-24 years to write articles and interviews to be published on their website. You'll get paid for each article published, and once you've had two articles published you can officially join the Youth Central Roving Reporter team for six months. It's a pretty sweet deal as you'll be paid to cover events and issues on behalf of Youth Central, as well as come up with your own ideas and get some hands-on mentoring in freelance journalism and writing skills. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in radio, publishing, online communication and social media strategy. For more info check out www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/getpublished

The Signal Express is an online arts and culture magazine created entirely by young Melbourne writers aged 13 to 18. Featuring the freshest of arts, entertainment and cultural journalism, it's a place for reviews, previews, features and opinion. If you want to be part of the conversation, get in touch at www.thesignalexpress.com.au

Wanna write for Tone Deaf? They're constantly on the look out for new and emerging writers to join their small but growing team. Whether you're studying journalism at university, are looking to get involved in the music industry, or just have a passion for music, they're looking for enthusiastic and reliable writers to help us with assignment features, record reviews, gig reviews, and artist interviews. If you are interested in joining the team please email contribute@tonedeaf.com.au with a cover letter and some examples of your work.  

Been to a gig or festival lately and have the itch to share a review with the world? Send The Push your words! We're always on the lookout for reviews written by young people. Email your idea or review to us here.

Literati Magazine is looking for submissions for their fiction, poetry, journalism, commentary and artwork/photography/graphic design sections. They are a new online literary magazine looking for fresh new talent, specifically the undiscovered work done by young people. Check it out at www.literatizine.com, or email editor Adam Meyers at literatimagazine@outlook.com

Young Victorian journalists are invited to join the team at The Under Age, a fortnightly online newspaper written entirely by high school journos. For more info head to http://theunderage.com.au/

YouthCentral has some new changes to its Roving Reporter program. There are now three categories for participation in the Get Published program: Guest Reporter, Roving Reporter, and Youth Central Blogger. If you're interested in writing or journalism, then you should definitely head over to youthcentral.vic.gov.au and check it out.

Voiceworks Magazine is constantly calling for submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, opinion and artwork by writers and artists under 25. Get published on a professional level. See express-media.tumblr.com/. 

Mind Blowing Films is a Melbourne based Production and Distribution company focusing mainly on Bollywood releases. They're looking to recruit a dedicated intern to assist with administration duties and publicity. This role would suit students studying film, media, communications, marketing and/or administration. You'll gain insight into the film and events industries and gain useful skills and work experience to prepare you for your career in film, media and events. Apply by November 21 by emailing your resume to Divya Thaper at divya@mindblowingfilms.com or check out www.mindblowingfilms.com

Tone Control is a weekly music television program showcasing live acts from the local independent music scene in an hour long show broadcast on WTV Perth and repeated on C31 Melbourne and Geelong. They're currently looking for a volunteer Lighting Designer / Light Board Operator with experience in theatre/tv production and prefer a designer with a Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (or a similar Technical Production course). To apply send a short summary of your skills/experience by December 22 to Despina Bedovian at despina.bedovian@gmail.com or check out www.tonecontrol.tv

Channel 31 is always looking for volunteers to help with ediiting, production and filming of their shows. Their notice board is the best way to keep up to date on what's on offer - head to www.c31.org.au for current volunteer spots!

Signal is a creative arts studio who run great art workshops for young people, with activities open to people of any skill level. Workshops cover a range of mediums and are facilitated by professionals. If art is your thang, it's a great chance to get some expert advice. Check out the program guide at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal.

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria, including funding. If you're interested in making film, check out their website film.vic.gov.au for resources and any funding opportunities that may be available.

Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses. Project funding is generally provided to professional filmmakers with some level of industry experience, depending on the program. Check out their website for funding information and deadlines screenaustralia.gov.au/funding.

Channel 31's public noticeboard is where you'll find all the latest opportunities to be involved in community television. With positions ranging from technical assistants, camera and sound crew, consultants. If you have any interest in getting involved, keep an eye out at c31.org.au/make-tv/noticeboard.

Have you got an event you want recorded and podcast? Or a conference you want filmed? What about a promo video for your website? SYN's outstanding group of young media producers can do all of that and more. To discuss your project, email Tahlia at gm@syn.org.au or call (03) 9925 4788.

Young people looking for television experience have an amazing opportunity to do so through youth music program 1700. The team at 1700 are always looking for new hosts and crew members for live-to-air television productions airing weekdays on C31. See syn.org.au/1700 for details of how to get involved. 

Open Channel have a bunch of cool courses on offer for budding film makers including documentary scriptwriting, screen business and financing plan course, digital film making introduction, production management, scene writing, cinematogahpy foundations, lighting, and editing. If these sound interesting head to www.openchannel.org.au for more information.

Film Victoria has funding available - Screen Production - Investment is available for producers with fiction or documentary feature films, television, online or mobile phone projects. To apply head to www.film.vic.gov.au/

OMNY are looking for a Radio Producer where you'll be working with the 121 cast. Tasks for this position include; listening to radio shows and preparing segments for digital broadcast, assisting in the delivery of these segments for online, producing original content, editing existing podcasts into smaller segments, assisting in the direction and cultivation of new radio stations by topic, assisting in securing partnerships with big name content producers, lending any general assistance to the development of the business locally and with our planned international expansion. 

SYN radio are looking for volunteers; this includes writers, bloggers, coders, reviewers, content makers and just generally someone wanting to have fun. You must be between the ages of 12 and 25 to be involved with SYN, they're holding upcoming info sessions that will give you the lowdown on their training and how you can get involved, if this sounds as exciting to you as it does to me the jump on their website (www.syn.org.au) for full details on their upcoming info nights and the courses available.

SYN offer two work experience positions each month between March and November. If you’re interested in seeing what goes into running TV, radio and online media channels, head to syn.org.au/workexperience or email admin@syn.org.au.

3MBS (Melbourne Broadcasting Society) is seeking volunteer receptionists with excellent customer service and office administration skills to join a small team - for more information head here!

PBS is looking for volunteers to help out in reception, in the music library and various other departments. You can gain valuable skills, do an internship, become an announcer, work in reception, help out in the music library, help run music events, meet like-minded music-loving people, and contribute to your favourite radio station! For more info on how you can get involved, head to http://www.pbsfm.org.au/volunteering or call Mara Williams on 8415 1067 or email mara@pbsfm.org.au.

The PBS Announcer Training Course gives you the basic skills to plan and put together a radio program of broadcast quality. The course runs over five consecutive weeks, generally held on a Monday or Wednesday night from 6.30 to 9pm. To book a place in the course, or for more information, contact Mara Williams at PBS on 8415 1067 or email mara@pbsfm.org.au. 

Triple j’s Unearthed radio station is dedicated to independent and unsigned Australian music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re a musician writing original music there’s never been a better reason to upload your music to triplejunearthed.com.

JOY 94.9 is looking for new weekday presenters to join the team of rotating hosts who bring you JOY's uplifting music mix, Monday – Friday between 9am & 4pm in either 2 or 3 hour shifts, mornings or afternoons, depending on the day of the week. Check out joy.org.au/vacancies-category/volunteer

ABC work experience program offers high quality training in TV, radio and news media, for more information on eligibility hit up www.abc.net.au/careers/cadetshipsandworkexperience/workexperience

Triple R are looking for volunteers for roles such as reception, library, production and IT support through to special events like Radiothon and BBQ Day. For more information and to apply, go to www.rrr.org.au

Dancehouse needs volunteers! They're looking for people to help with the front of house and ushering or even as a stage hand. Meet a heap of new people and make new friends, learn new skills and talents, feel a sense of pride and achievement through your contribution to our community and enjoy meeting artists and a diverse network of like-minded individuals. Find out more info and sign up at www.dancehouse.com.au

Platform Youth Theatre works with professional artists to create theatre with young people. Since their first production in 1998, Platform has carved a niche for itself as a company with a youth-focused approach to making quality work. They're at the Arts House,15/117 Sturt St, Southbank. You can find out more info at pyt.org.au, to get involved contact 0419 355 862 or email info@pyt.org.au.

2hot2handle is a hip hop crew that are rapping, recording, dancing, making music video clips, freestylin' and gigging all over Melbourne. If you're interested in becomming involved go to www.wildatheart.org.au for more information

Eagle's Nest Theatre (ENT) will be holding general auditions in December for their 2015 main acting season including theatre in education, full productions and touring performances. Company members play a variety of parts in different productions, both contemporary and classical. ENT runs workshops and short performances regularly to schools throughout Victoria and offers a selection of full productions including public seasons. Auditions will be held in their Brunswick studio during December 8-12. Apply by November 30 by emailing audition@eaglesnesttheatre.com

Squint / Opera are looking for a modelling, lighting, texturing, animating master! Someone with a flair for making believable and compelling environments. For more head to http://www.squintopera.com

This November Signal brings you Perform Print: Skaters Editions where skateboarding meets printmaking in this dynamic series of live art events exploring the possibilities of print. Join experimental live art outfit Performprint each Saturday across November to print with large-scale text, carved skateboard wheels, ramps, lawn rollers, gravity, big letters, tonnes of paper and a lot of ink. Bookings are essential but best of all it's free!

Pot Heads: Plant your planter workshops held by Signal is a two-part workshop, where ceramic artist Kim Jaeger will teach you how to produce and decorate your very ceramic pot head planter which will later be showcased November 26 - December 6 at Signal Gallery. This workshop is free but bookings are essential and can be made here.

December at Signal will see Slow Art Collective where you will explore creative practices and ideas relating to environmental sustainability, material ethics and DIY culture. Working with artists Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato you will transform the entire Signal Gallery creating an immersive installation using recycled and organic materials. Weave together elements of sculpture, design and visual art with sound, vibration and robotics. If this tickles your fancy head over to Signal to make a free booking.

The Signal Curators program is an opportunity for young people to tell the story of Signal through art. Guided by professionals from some of Melbourne's top galleries, the Signal Curators get a behind-the-scenes look into each stage of the curatorial process. The Signal Curators have ongoing input into the program, sharing ideas and leading projects. If you're interested in becoming a Signal Curator and shaping the future of Signal, please get in touch by emailing signal@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Bats of Leisure open studio (at Signal) offers emerging designers access to materials and design expertise within a supportive studio environment. Bats of Leisure designers Aoife and Aaron Billings will be on hand to guide you through design elements, basic pattern and print making, and sewing techniques. For more info on this program go to www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal

If graffiti and street art is your thing then check this out! You have the opportunity work alongside talented artists and contribute to the works on Union Lane, if this is right up your alley head on over to www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal