From time to time, the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) recruits new volunteers and paid professionals to drive business operations. If you’re interested in building something big together, please check out the open roles below.
If you’re interested in playing in the AIHL, see below or contact teams directly here.
The AIHL offers the chance to be involved in a semi-professional national sporting league across six cities with a growing global audience. We regularly have roles open to skilled and passionate people. Below are the roles that are currently open.
Please note, we do not accept candidates from recruiters or agencies.
AIHL Operations - Discipline Manager
Location: Any city where an AIHL team is located
The AIHL is looking to engage an individual to help ensure the success of the AIHL both on and off the ice. The Discipline Manager will play a crucial role in supporting the efficient and effective conduct of the League.
The primary responsibility of the Discipline Manager is the administration of the AIHL’s Disciplinary processes, relating to on and off-ice incidents.
The Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) welcomes applicants to join the AIHL Digital team for the 2017 Season. We're looking for passionate craftsmen to join us as official AIHL reporters, photographers, video camera operators, graphic designers or video editors. Professional experience is highly desired but not mandatory.
Want to be part of a high performance team that shares the stories and achievements of Australia's fastest team sport.
You may not be a hockey expert but you're willing to learn from the experienced crew on the team and are quick on your feet.
Be motivated and creative - you enjoy uncovering the interesting and as yet untold facets of sports entertainment and get a real kick out having people read/ watch and share your work.
Have great communication skills.
Love the thrill of beating a deadline.
Show respect for all, support your team always, and value professionalism.
Bring character to your work but not ego.
In return we'll provide you:
Access to players, coaches and AIHL staff to discover and capture the game.
An established sports media platform with a passionate, global hockey audience that's growing daily.
A professional working environment and community that values your contribution.
Real-world experience in planning, producing and publishing sports media that connects with fans all over the world.
How to Apply
To apply, email us a one page cover letter sharing why you're interested in joining the AIHL. Include your contact details, location (city), and list your most relevant experience including links to any recent published work.
Players are not paid but do get assistance from their teams. This differs from team to team but can include meals and accommodation while travelling, flights to away games, bus travel to away games, accommodation, access to a car, work contacts or job search assistance and more.
Each team may retain six import players (non-Australia permanent residents or citizens) at any time, but may play only four in any one game. Import players are supported more than local players due to the challenges they face in arriving into a foreign country for a relatively short period of time.
The AIHL started in 2000 with three teams, expanded to six teams in 2002, and to eight teams in 2005. Currently there are eight teams, with the recent additions of the Melbourne Mustangs, and the Perth Thunder.
Joining a Team
Most teams do their recruiting from December to March, with occasional players being picked up in early April due to injuries or drop-outs. To apply to a team you will need to phone or email the appropriate team’s General Manager with a hockey resume.
Once you arrange to join a team and arrive in Australia your team will assist you in registering as a player in Australia, including the purchase of an ITC card through the IIHF.