Would you like to contribute to Freeplay?

In addition to the positions listed below (scroll down for more detail), we are currently seeking a Production Manager to join the Parallels team. This is a short-term role to assist on event delivery between now and October 4. Applications due 22 September. 

Check out the position description here. Send all applications (CV and short email intro) to [email protected]

We have a number of other paid and voluntary ways for people to help out with Freeplay events. See below for details, including if and when each opportunity is open.

Community Advisory Group

Open for applications:  Always! Here’s the form. We’ll respond to applications every few months, so don’t be concerned if you don’t hear back right away.
Paid/voluntary? Voluntary
We expect from you:
  • Fill out the above form
  • We will notify you via email of twice-annual meetings of the Community Advisory Group. Come along if and when you’re available
  • Contribute your thoughts and ideas at these meetings
You expect from us:
  • Updates at twice-annual meetings
  • A forum to make suggestions about what Freeplay could be doing
Who should apply: Anyone with an interest in Freeplay and ideas about the organisation


Freeplay Board

Open for applications: Currently open. Here’s the form. Applications due Sunday 16 October
Paid/voluntary? Voluntary
We expect from you:
  • Attendance at monthly board meetings
  • Any additional work in your own time, following up on actions from board meetings
  • Due diligence in scrutinising and directing the activities of the organisation
You expect from us:
  • An opportunity to contribute to and shape the longest running Independent Games Festival in the world!
Who should apply:

Two kinds of people:

People with specialist professional expertise in law, finance, and/or governance; 


People who:

  • work in the games sector, AND
  • have an interest in learning about governance

Applicants who represent an under-represented identity within the games industry (i.e. Aboriginal folks, POC, non-binary people, women, LGBTQIA+ folks, disabled people, culturally and linguistically diverse people) will be prioritised for board appointments.


Staff and contractors


Open for applications: Yes! Check the job ad at the top of the page.
Paid/voluntary? Paid
We expect from you: Depends on the role – all position descriptions, including transparent salary information, will be made available whenever we recruit.
You expect from us: An opportunity to work on and shape the future of our beloved Freeplay!
Who should apply: Anyone who meets most of the selection criteria. People from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.