Located at Bunjil Bagora, Hawthorn’s state-of-the-art facility is not only the home to the clubs elite footballers but also to its dedicated and experienced administration staff.

Our driven teams include specialists in finance, membership, commercial operations, digital media and community.

Our office in Launceston houses a driven team who run the operations and corporate sales for the area.

Working for Hawthorn means living by our values: Respect All, Open and Honest, Selfless, Dynamic and Relentless.

If you are interested in joining our family club, please see current vacancies listed below.

We do receive a high volume of applications which means unfortunately we can’t respond to every candidate, but we value your interest and appreciate the time taken to show your dedication to making our club great.

Current vacancies

AFLW Operations Intern

Enjoying a history that extends beyond 125 years, Hawthorn Football Club is a proud, successful, and progressive member of the Australian Football League.

With history in the making as we enter the AFLW Competition for the first time, we are seeking to appoint two Football Operations Interns across our AFLW Program as part of our inaugural year. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with match day logistics.
  • Assist with property and team preparation.
  • Assist coaching staff with key match timings.
  • Support with all pre- and post-match preparation and pack down.
  • Support the Football Operations team where required.

Submit your CV and a 90 second video that covers the below criteria to recruitment@hawthornfc.com.au

  • Which program you are most interested in AFLW
  • An introduction of yourself
  • Why you want to complete this placement
  • What you will bring to the Hawthorn Football Club
  • The one thing that sets you apart from other candidates

The successful candidate must have a valid Working with Children Check and will be required to undergo a police check.

Community Coordinator – Indigenous Programs

The Hawks Community Foundation is seeking to appoint a Community Coordinator - Indigenous Programs on a 24-month contract. 

Reporting to the Community Manager, this role will be responsible for the delivery of programs within the Indigenous pillar of the Club's Community framework. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Build strong relationships with the club’s Indigenous program partners to ensure the effective delivery of engaging programs and content across the Indigenous engagement and empowerment pillar. 
  • Support the Club in delivering its Reconciliation Action Plan, including contributing to the development and implementation of the next RAP.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the community camps or club visits to the Katherine region, including community partner management and reporting. 
  • Coordinate and deliver programs across Melbourne, Gippsland, NT, and Tasmania, including:  
  • AllPlay - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 
  • School Attendance Programs 
  • Worawa College work ready program 
  • Big River Hawks
  • AIME
  • Deadly Choices

The Hawthorn Football Club considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Equal Opportunity Act s 26(3). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate 

You have excellent relationship building skills backed by relevant tertiary study or experience in community programs, youth work, education, or health promotion. 

An excellent communicator, you can quickly build rapport, engage with diverse groups, and build effective relationships at all levels and with people from diverse backgrounds.  You have exposure to a community-based organisation or charity, with demonstrated experience working with and implementing diversity and inclusion principles. 

You are values driven and able to work collaboratively in a fast paced and evolving industry. 

About us & our offer to you 

This position presents a unique opportunity to work for the Hawks Community Foundation, in partnership with the Hawthorn Football Club, a club that is rich in history and is a proud, successful and a respected member of the Australian Football League

Known for our people first approach, your health and wellbeing will be nurtured and supported through our inhouse health program, access to the gym and an employee assistance program.  We offer a competitive salary package as well as free parking and numerous discounts with our corporate partners. 

Your personal and professional development is important to and we will support you to reach your goals.

The Hawks Community Foundation and Hawthorn Football Club is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and diverse candidates. We provide a welcoming, safe and flexible approach to work and provide an environment that benefits from and enables the best from everyone.

As an organisation we are committed to protecting children and young people from harm. It is essential that anyone involved with the Hawthorn Football Club understands their responsibility in relation to child safety. Our organisation requires all applicants to obtain a ‘Working with Children Check’ prior to appointment.

Applications close Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

Apply here

Video and Content Producer

This position presents a unique opportunity to work for a Club that is rich in history, proud, successful and a respected member of the Australian Football League. 

The Hawthorn Football Club is known as the family club. We aim to ensure you are inspired to reach your full potential by surrounding you with the best facilities, technology, and expertise available in Australian sport. You will work and thrive in an environment that is committed to excellence and supported by a culture of wellbeing and balance.

Our 2050 vision will guide the club to deliver long term objectives to continually grow, innovate and achieve on-field success. This includes the introduction of our AFL Women’s license which will see our commitment to women’s football grow, the building of our new state of the art facility – The Kennedy Community Centre and the extension of the club’s Tasmanian Government partnership.

Known for our people-first approach, the Hawthorn Football Club is seeking a passionate and professional individual to join the Content team as a Video Producer 

About the role 

Reporting to the Content Manager, this position plays a role in implementing the club’s AFL Men’s and AFL Women’s content strategy across website, editorial and social and in collaboration with the broader team. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Managing the filming and editing of press conferences, player interviews, training, sponsor activations, highlights and other events or activities where required
  • Produce video packages for internal Hawthorn departments 
  • Develop and create video graphics for Hawks Media video production 
  • Ensure all video production champions the Club’s brand and style guide
  • Managing the Club’s equipment to keep up with industry standards
  • Maintaining and updating the video archive

Ideal candidate

A digital expert, you have a strong understanding of the latest digital and social technology with an ability to identify trends and implement these in branded content. You have extensive knowledge and experience using key digital and social media platforms  (CMS/HTML, mobile app, Google Analytics, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), back by relevant tertiary study in media, communications, marketing or multimedia

With 2+ years professional experience in a content and/or video production role (preferably within the sporting industry) you are proficient in camera operation including framing and audio capturing and have experience editing these on a variety of programs 

You understand and implement best practise methods in your work, with a demonstrated ability to identify and implement effective, innovative, and high value digital content supported by well-considered tactics and skills. 

You have a creative mind and a dynamic approach, with a keen eye for detail and ability to be agile to changing situations and environments. An excellent communicator and effective collaborator, you can quickly build relationships and rapport with all levels of people. 

Our offer to you 

As a Hawthorn Football Club employee, you will have access to unique programs and offerings. Your health and wellbeing will be nurtured through our in-house programs, and you will be able to make the most of discounts from our Corporate Partners including activewear, health insurance and vehicles. 

As a valued staff member of “the family club” you will be a part of a fun, inclusive and flexible work environment. 

Your personal and professional development is important to the club, and we will support you to reach your goals. 

Applications close 15th of July 2022. 

Apply here.

Commercial Partnerships Coordinator

About us

This position presents a unique opportunity to work for a Club that is rich in history, proud, successful and a respected member of the Australian Football League. 

The Hawthorn Football Club is known as the family club. We aim to ensure you are inspired to reach your full potential by surrounding you with the best facilities, technology, and expertise available in Australian sport. You will work and thrive in an environment that is committed to excellence and supported by a culture of wellbeing and balance.

Our strategic priorities guide the Club to deliver long term objectives to continually grow, innovate and achieve on-field success. This includes the introduction of our AFL Women’s team in 2022,  the building of our new state of the art facility – The Kennedy Community Centre and the extension of the club’s Tasmanian Government partnership.

Known for our people-first approach, the Hawthorn Football Club is seeking a passionate and professional individual to join the Commercial Partnerships Team as Commercial Partnerships Coordinator. 

About the role

Reporting to the Commercial Partnerships Account Manager, this role will provide professional management and support service for Hawthorn Football Club’s AFL Women’s and AFL Men’s commercial partners.  This role will be responsible for the planning, coordinating and delivery of AFL Women’s Match Day partner activations and events.  

  • Implement a range of administrative duties related to delivery of AFL Women’s partner benefits including signage, branding and ticketing requirements and requests for the Commercial departments 
  • Plan, coordinate and lead the AFL Women’s match day sponsorship activations and support activations for AFL Men’s match days. 
  • Coordinate effective administration of allocated partner events including producing documentation, logistics/run schedules, concepts and delivering event requirements
  • Create and develop new partner campaigns and ideas to assist in growing the AFL Women’s brand.  
  • Implement and record all partner related communication and branding strategies by effectively liaising with the club’s Marketing, Content and Communications teams
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and meet their expectations through regular and responsive communication 
  • Prepare Activation Plans for all partners based on contracted and agreed entitlements. 

Weekend attendance will be required for match days.

The ideal candidate 

This is a great opportunity for an individual to start their career within the commercial partnerships division.

You will have strong organisational and administrative practices with high levels of attention to detail and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, CRM and awareness around digital/social media.

You are an excellent communicator and able to build relationships with different groups of people. You pride yourself on your stakeholder management skills and keeping everyone informed.  You have a good understanding of football, and you are eager to learn

You are a team player, with an excellent work ethic work and ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced and evolving industry. 

Our offer to you 

As a Hawthorn Football Club employee, you will have access to unique programs and offerings. Your health and wellbeing will be nurtured through our in-house programs, and you will be able to make the most of discounts from our Corporate Partners including activewear, health insurance and vehicles.  

As a valued staff member of “the family club you will be a part of a fun, inclusive and flexible work environment. 

Your personal and professional development is important to the club, and we will support you to reach your goals. 

Applications close Wednesday 20th July 2022.

Apply here. 

Work Experience and Work Placement

Hawthorn Football Club receives an overwhelming number of expressions of interest from enthusiastic candidates requesting to undertake work experience or work placement at the club.

If positions do become available, the club will post them on hawthornfc.com.au.

Please do not be discouraged if you do not hear back from the club. As you can appreciate, Hawthorn receives a high volume of applications and unfortunately cannot reply to every one of them.

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