Jobs

Check this page regularly for details of jobs in the independent cinema sector – many of which are not advertised in the national press – including:

  • Cinema and film festival directors
  • Programmers and curators
  • Press and marketing
  • Sponsorship and development
  • Projectionists
  • Front of house staff
  • Volunteers and work placements
  • Marketing, press and sales positions with independent distributors

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Finance Manager

Independent Cinema Office, London

£32,000 to £33,600 per annum (for a four day week)

One year fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension

The ICO is now seeking an experienced, competent, diligent and meticulous individual with experience in the charity sector to be our Finance Manager. You would be responsible for everything from VAT returns to the annual audit report, from financial analysis to budget setting, from paying in cheques to initiating and implementing new financial systems and procedures. You must be willing to work to your own initiative, under time pressure, be able to complete a wide variety of tasks to a high standard and crucially have a fantastic level of attention to detail.

In return we can offer responsibility, opportunities for training and development and the chance to work with a friendly, creative team at the forefront of independent cinema exhibition in the UK. If you would relish the opportunity to take responsibility for the financial operations of a small, creative arts charity and work in a vibrant, happy office, this role is for you.

The post is advertised as four days a week (28 hours) but this is flexible and we would consider a different hours pattern for the right candidate (i.e. 28 hours over 5 days) in order to accommodate the demands of childcare, for example. 

To apply, please download our job description and application form and post your completed application form to:

Independent Cinema Office
3rd Floor Kenilworth House
79-80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA

Please note we do not accept CVs or emailed applications.

We are sorry that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants so if you don't hear from us, it means you have not been successful at this time.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 26th March 2015.

Box Office Attendant

Olympic Studios, London

£8.50 per hour

Olympic Studios is an independent, Dolby Atmos-equipped two-screen cinema in London, SW13. In addition to our varied film and live broadcast programme, we play host to high-profile Q&As, press launches, live music and comedy nights, album playbacks and multimedia events and a recording studio is due for completion in 2015, marking a new chapter in the iconic site's history.

We are currently looking for a courteous and diligent box office attendant to join our talented team. This is a part-time position (three / four shifts per week) and primary responsibilities will include answering customer enquiries via email and telephone, processing ticket sales, ushering and assisting customers inside the auditoria and creating a positive first impression for all guests entering the building. Experience using ticketing software is desirable.

To apply please send a CV and cover email, outlining why you are suitable for the role, to will@olympiccinema.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15th March 2015.

Volunteers

Doc'n Roll Films, Brighton

Unpaid

Doc'n Roll Films Ltd. is planning several one-off screenings of music documentaries in Brighton this year.

We are looking for a range of volunteers (photographers, videographers, event coordinators...etc) to help with the smooth delivery and running of these events.

To apply, please email Vanessa Lobon: vanessa@docnrollfestival.com

The closing date for applications is Thursday 19th March 2015.

Ushers

Regent Street Cinema, London

£10 per hour

In 1896, 54 people gathered in the Regent Street theatre. For the cost of a shilling they witnessed the first performance of moving film to a paying UK audience using the Lumière brothers’ cinematographe. Visitors stared in wonder; they even stepped back in alarm as a train hurtled towards them. As the curtain fell, British cinema was born.

After a £6m fundraising campaign and refurbishment, the University of Westminster will reopen its historic cinema in 2015. The Regent Street Cinema is now seeking experienced, film loving ushers with a knowledge of box office to provide excellent customer service to all patrons of the Regent Street Cinema as it establishes itself as leading centre for film and a major cultural destination in the heart of London’s West End.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A full job description and further details about the Regent Street Cinema can be found on our website http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-university/regent-street-cinema-vacancies.

To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining how you meet the person specification requirements to cinemarecruitment@westminster.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th March 2015. Interviews are likely to take place in weeks commencing 16th or 23rd March 2015.

Technical Manager (Projectionist)

Regent Street Cinema, London

£30,000 per annum

In 1896, 54 people gathered in the Regent Street theatre. For the cost of a shilling they witnessed the first performance of moving film to a paying UK audience using the Lumière brothers’ cinematographe. Visitors stared in wonder; they even stepped back in alarm as a train hurtled towards them. As the curtain fell, British cinema was born.

After a £6m fundraising campaign and refurbishment, the University of Westminster will reopen its historic cinema in 2015.

The Regent Street Cinema is now seeking an experienced Technical Manager/Projectionist with a proven track record of working with 16mm and 35mm projection, to ensure that all cinema presentations are of the highest possible standard in order to maintain the Regent Street Cinema as a leading centre for film and a major cultural destination in the heart of London’s West End.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A full job description and further details about the Regent Street Cinema can be found on our website http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-university/regent-street-cinema-vacancies.

To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining how you meet the person specification requirements to cinemarecruitment@westminster.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th March 2015. Interviews are likely to take place in weeks commencing 16th or 23rd March 2015.

Front of House Manager

Regent Street Cinema, London

£30,000 per annum

In 1896, 54 people gathered in the Regent Street theatre. For the cost of a shilling they witnessed the first performance of moving film to a paying UK audience using the Lumière brothers’ cinematographe. Visitors stared in wonder; they even stepped back in alarm as a train hurtled towards them. As the curtain fell, British cinema was born.

After a £6m fundraising campaign and refurbishment, the University of Westminster will reopen its historic cinema in 2015.

The Regent Street Cinema is now seeking an experienced Front of House Manager, with demonstrable operational management experience in both Front of House and Box Office, to manage all client-facing operations at the cinema and to reach and exceed its goals as a leading centre for film and a major cultural destination at the heart of London’s West End.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A full job description and further details about the Regent Street Cinema can be found on our website http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-university/regent-street-cinema-vacancies.

To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining how you meet the person specification requirements to cinemarecruitment@westminster.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th March 2015. Interviews are likely to take place in weeks commencing 16th or 23rd March 2015.

Deputy Director of Cinema

Regent Street Cinema, London

£34,000 per annum

In 1896, 54 people gathered in the Regent Street theatre. For the cost of a shilling they witnessed the first performance of moving film to a paying UK audience using the Lumière brothers’ cinematographe. Visitors stared in wonder; they even stepped back in alarm as a train hurtled towards them. As the curtain fell, British cinema was born.

After a £6m fundraising campaign and refurbishment, the University of Westminster will reopen its historic cinema in 2015.

The Regent Street Cinema is now seeking a highly motivated individual, with operational management experience and projectionist training, to provide technical and operational support to the Director of Cinema, in order to establish and maintain the Regents Street Cinema as a leading centre for film and a major cultural destination in the heart of London’s West End.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

A full job description and further details about the Regent Street Cinema can be found on our website http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-university/regent-street-cinema-vacancies.

To apply please send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining how you meet the person specification requirements to cinemarecruitment@westminster.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th March 2015. Interviews are likely to take place in weeks commencing 16th or 23rd March 2015.

Community Liaison Manager

Barbican, London

£30,000 to £40,000

The Barbican Centre's Community Liaison Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Barbican's world class arts and learning offer is made available to and engages the widest possible audience.  The role will focus particularly on young people and adults from the boroughs involved with Beyond Barbican and the Barbican Guildhall East London & City Cultural Partnership. 

This presents an exciting opportunity to develop and maintain a strong network of relationships across the East London boroughs, including with schools and community organisations, as well as with the Barbican ambassadors programme. The Community Liaison Manager will work in close collaboration with colleagues in the Creative Learning, Marketing and Artform departments.

The Barbican delivers a range of programmes involving music, theatre, visual arts, cinema, dance and literature both within and beyond the walls of the Barbican. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, a significant experience of working with diverse communities and enjoy connecting with people and places. You should also possess interpersonal skills of the highest calibre and be able to use your own initiative in getting things going and making your own decisions.

To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hour answerphone) quoting ref GS244. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 16th March 2015.

Collections Manager

LUX, London

£25,000 pro rata (plus 5% pension)

LUX is seeking an outstanding new Collections Manager based in London to support and develop the LUX Collection, Europe’s largest collection of artists’ moving image works.

To download the person specification, job description and an application form, please visit:

http://lux.org.uk/whats-on/lux-news/lux-collection-manager

To apply please email your completed application form to: jobs@lux.org.uk

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th March 2015.

Assistant Sales Manager (Bookshop)

ICA, London

Approx. £22,000 per annum pro rata

This role is key to the successful performance and day-to-day running, buying and management of the ICA Bookshop 
while supporting box office, membership and limited edition sales.

You will ensure that all visitors are provided with the highest standard of service to create a positive and memorable visitor experience. Responsible for the smooth operation of the Bookshop, you will ensure that it has a strong creative and commercial identity while reflecting the ICA Programme and serving the needs of our audiences.

Hours of work: four days per week across a seven day period including some evening and weekend work where you may be the sole management representative.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and why you would like to come and join the ICA team to lee.thomson@ica.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 10am on Tuesday 10th March 2015.

Marketing Internship

Shape Arts, London

Paid

Shape is a disability-led arts organisation that works to improve the lives of disabled people and to challenge the preconceptions that exist around disability.

We are seeking a Marketing Intern to maintain and support the activities of the PR and Marketing team at Shape. For six months you will help to maximise the impact of our new website and work with other online platforms such as social media to help us achieve our aims. A background in fundraising or running events will be a useful complement to your marketing talents.

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme

This is a six month, full time, paid role. Eligibility criteria apply.

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old, however self-defined disabled candidates under the age of 29 are also welcome to apply. Also, you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

To apply, please download the recruitment pack available here: http://www.shapearts.org.uk/Pages/News/Category/jobs

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact us on 0207 424 7342.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 9th March 2015.

Programme Assistant

Hyde Park Picture House & Pavilion, Leeds

Paid

Pavilion and Hyde Park Picture House are recruiting for a Programme Assistant to assist with programming, marketing and day-to-day administration across the two organisations. The post has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. Applicants must be aged 18-24 years and currently registered as unemployed with Job Centre Plus.

Pavilion is an ambitious visual arts organisation based in Leeds with a thirty year history of commissioning and exhibiting contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House is Leeds’ premier art-house cinema. Over the past few years the two organisations have worked closely together on a set of film screenings and special events. In 2014 they co-commissioned To the editor of Amateur Photographer, a new film by artists Mark Fell and Luke Fowler.

The Programme Assistant will support the delivery of the two programmes through marketing and communications, production and installation assistance, learning and audience development work and office administration. The assistant will build on their existing knowledge of contemporary visual art and film, will gain training in a set of relevant tasks including cinema projection and will gain vital experience working in both a cinema and visual art environment.

www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/events.php#event223

Eligibility

This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme

There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.

To apply please contact your local Jobcentre Plus or contact Don Gray (0113 285 0132) and quote: EAV/21071

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 5th March 2015.

Artistic Director

Chester Performs, Chester

Chester Performs is seeking an inspiring Artistic Director, to join us in autumn 2015.

In its short history our company has become a respected, diverse producer of site-specific events and festivals. In late 2016 we are moving to our new home, the £37m new cultural centre carved out of the Odeon in Chester. The building, and the resulting body of work, will be one of the most significant new arts projects of our time.

The candidate will be a theatre director of standing and repute. They will lead the development of a major festival repertory season, based on the hugely popular Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre company. The company’s work will now stretch over our beautiful in-the-round park theatre, a 500-seat thrust stage in the new centre, plus an intimate studio, forming a sizeable summer festival season of increasing national repute.

As Artistic Director you will be an enthusiastic and committed educator and will lead the development of a seamless, barrier-free connection with our communities and future artists. You will help us shape our touring theatre programmes, also our work in both producing and presenting literature, music and film, in and out of our new home.

To download the full candidate brief, visit www.chesterperforms.com/opportunities

The closing date for applications Monday 9th March.

Executive Director

The Point; The Berry Theatre, Hampshire

Approx. £42,000 subject to experience

The Point, Eastleigh, a National Portfolio Organisation, has a high profile; its programme is highly regarded and its activities well resourced. The Berry Theatre has state-of-the-art facilities and is a growing hub for new work for families and supporting new writing. Both venues are key facilities within Eastleigh Borough Council’s Culture & Creative Industries Unit.

We are seeking a dynamic director to join our organisation to lead and deliver effective fundraising, sponsorship and business partnerships to support the organisation's artistic ambitions. The Executive Director will bring new energy and ideas for income generation, commercialisation and fundraising; you will develop and grow returns with partners to strengthen and diversify our contributed income, finding new ways to fund our work in order to lead our venues into the next exciting stage of development.

Working in partnership with the Artistic Director to provide leadership for both venues; you will overview and support the operational and technical aspects of our two theatres in conjunction with the General Manager & Technical Manager, lead the business development section and play a senior role within the Culture & Creative Industries Unit.

You will have a background in fundraising and development, business planning and commercial development ideally within the culture sector. You will have a working knowledge of theatre operations and an interest in theatre and contemporary performance would be an advantage. You will be socially skilled and able to collaborate across all levels, with proven leadership and motivational skills.

For more details including how to apply, visit www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk/work-for-us

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th March 2015.

Engagement Assistant

HOME, Manchester

£17,000

We are looking for a highly organised administrator and project assistant to work within our Engagement Team at HOME. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work across theatre, film and art at Manchester’s largest cultural venue opening Spring 2015.

You will be an efficient administrator and a great people person with a passion for the arts and an extremely organised and self-motivated character. You will have experience in a range of administrative areas and will be able to collate information from across different programme areas clearly and concisely for use in funding reports and other stakeholder documents.

Liaising with various people, from artists and programmers, to young people and community members of all ages will be second nature to you and you will have the communication skills to cater information sharing as appropriate for various people with different learning styles.

This is a core team role, which will play a major part in shaping our engagement work at HOME and will involve working across the programme.

To download a job pack and application form visit www.cornerhouse.org/jobs/engagement-assistant

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th March 2015.

Head of Finance

HOME, Manchester

£45,000

We are looking for a senior financial professional with a strong all-round technical skill set. A qualified accountant with significant post-qualification experience, your background will enable you to understand the challenges facing our organisation at a time of great change.

You will be able to work under time pressure and quickly assimilate tasks such as the production of management information, working with the requirements of the Charity SORP and compliance with the VAT regime and other regulatory requirements.

You will have excellent inter–personal skills to directly manage a finance team of 4 (the equivalent of 3 full time staff). You will be an excellent leader with proven ability to take the initiative, respond quickly in a fast moving environment and provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere for your team.

To download a job pack and application form visit www.cornerhouse.org/jobs/head-of-finance

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 9th March 2015.

Head of Technical

ICA, London

£30,000 to £40,000

An exciting permanent opportunity for a highly motivated and driven individual, the ICA is seeking a Head of Technical to oversee its programmed activity.

The Head of Technical will take responsibility for the planning, installation, production and the running of ICA exhibitions, events and hires, as well as overseeing the requirements of the ICA Cinemas and film programme with our team of projectionists.

Working alongside the Executive and Managing Directors, Head of Programme, Creative, Operations and other departments, this role requires liaising with external parties including contractors, visitors, clients and artists, to ensure that exhibitions and events are delivered to the highest standards.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to:

The Administrator, ICA, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH or email icajobs@ica.org.uk

This is a full time position.

For all details visit the ICA website.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Interviews will be held in w/c Monday 23rd March 2015.

Sales Person

ourscreen

ourscreen is an online technology service that enables users to create and share real world cinema experiences. ourscreen enables audiences to share previews, recent hits, classics and ourscreen exclusive film releases with just their friends, or anyone who wants to come. If enough people book tickets, the screening happens. ourscreen enables cinemas, distributors, film-makers, promoters and advertisers to facilitate nationwide screening  programmes and cinema promotions. www.ourscreen.com

ourscreen need talented people to join them in their quest to enable audiences to celebrate cinema. This is your chance to have input into the future of a young successful company, whilst also influencing the future of the cinema industry. With growth potential limitless, and international expansion possible, there are vast opportunities available.

ourscreen requires a talented sales person to lead the delivery of its expansion into more cinemas across the UK.

We have ambitious but realistic growth targets and require someone to embrace our technology and bring it to as many venues as possible.

Core areas of work / responsibility:

  • Targeting of key UK cinemas for expansion.
  • Introducing ourscreen to new cinemas.
  • Selling in ourscreen technology and signing up cinemas to ourscreen.
  • Account managing cinema launches on ourscreen.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to grow and develop their role along side the growth of the company.

Competencies and experience:

  • At least two years' sales experience.
  • Proven track record of commercial success.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ideally with cinema industry experience.
  • The ability to work under pressure while maintaining a sense of humour and a calm controlled manner when client facing.

Individual:

  • Self motivated and results driven
  • Determination and resilience with an upbeat positive approach
  • Work well under pressure
  • Creative thinker
  • Works well autonomously
  • High level commercial awareness
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Competent user of IT and social media
  • Pride, passion, energy, flexibility

If you are interested in applying for the position please email your CV and covering letter to contactus@ourscreen.com

The deadline for applications is Monday 9th March 2015.

Marketing and Publicity Manager

Aldeburgh Cinema, Suffolk

Aldeburgh Cinema is at the heart of the local and wider community. An iconic venue with a fascinating history it offers a rich programme of mainstream and world cinema screenings, live transmissions and special events. 

To support our bold plans for the development of the cinema, we are now inviting applications from experienced marketing professionals to assist the General Manager in delivering and impacting our marketing and publicity strategy, and who are also “hands on”; able to produce high quality promotional/marketing collateral from start to finish.  The postholder will also be responsible for maintaining the current website and for project managing the launch of a new version.

Candidates must be able to use social media and web applications to support marketing activity, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Supporting the cinema’s General Manager, stakeholders and partners the post-holder will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the next phase of this wonderful cinema’s story.  

This is a part time role, for 16 – 20 hours per week and is initially offered on a 1 year fixed term contract.

To apply in the first instance please email your CV to our HR department: helen.fletcher@btinternet.com

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th March 2015.

Director (CEO)

Regional Screen Scotland, Edinburgh

£37,000 (approx) per annum

After securing a Regular Funding agreement with Creative Scotland for 2015-2018, the Board of Regional Screen Scotland is now seeking a dynamic individual to steer the organisation into a new era based on its now established and respected cultural values.

If you have ambition, drive and an understanding of the value of cinema in rural and social contexts, and you wish to be part of the future of Regional Screen Scotland then we would very much like to hear from you.

Full information (including details of how to apply) is available at www.regionalscreenscotland.org/recruitment or can be requested from recruitment@regionalscreenscotland.org

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 16th March 2015. Interview will be held in Edinburgh on Thursday 26th March or Thursday 2nd April 2015.

Producer

Oska Bright Film Festival, Brighton

£24,500 (pro-rata)

Carousel works with learning disabled people in the arts and is unique in that all its activities are managed and led by learning disabled artists.

We have a fantastic opportunity within our Film programme, Oska Bright, for a Producer to develop and co-ordinate new film and digital media initiatives in partnership with learning disabled film makers and digital artists.

The post is four days a week (28 hours) and based in Brighton.

If you have the relevant skills, experience and enthusiasm for the role we would love to hear from you.

For further information and an application form please call Liz or David on 01273 234734 or email david.parker@carousel.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 9th March 2015

Cinema Managers

Curzon Cinemas, London

Curzon Cinemas is currently recruiting for a number of management positions across its London sites. These are:

  • General Manager, Soho - Closing date 6th March 2015
  • Assistant Manager, Soho - Closing date 6th March 2015
  • Duty Manager, Mayfair - Closing date 6th March 2015
  • Duty Manager, Bloomsbury - Closing date 24th February 2015

These roles will be part of the respective management teams responsible for overseeing the day to day management of some of our busiest London venues.

The ideal candidates for these roles will have experience at similar level of management in a retail or hospitality environment as well as:

  • A commercial outlook and business acumen
  • Proven ability to increase revenue and generate profit 
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team
  • Demonstrable drive to deliver excellent customer service
  • An interest in film

For further details of this role or to apply please email recruitment@curzon.com (quoting the name of the role in the subject line).

The closing dates for these positions are Tuesday 24th February 2015 (Bloomsbury) and Friday 6th March 2015 for all others.

General Manager

Curzon Cinemas, Knutsford

Curzon Knutsford is currently recruiting for the position of General Manager.

This role will be responsible for the overall management of the cinema on a day to day basis. Managing all operational issues relating to the cinema in order to maximise profitability and achieve sales/revenue targets.

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in a retail or hospitality environment as well as:

  • A commercial outlook and business acumen
  • Proven ability to increase profitability
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team
  • Demonstrable drive to deliver excellent customer service
  • An interest in film

For further details of this role or to apply please email recruitment@curzon.com (quoting the name of the role in the subject line).

The closing date for the role is Friday 6th March 2015.

Training & Professional Development Manager

Independent Cinema Office, London

£31,000 to £33,000 dependent on experience

1 year fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the national organisation for the support and development of the independent cinema exhibition sector in the UK. It offers programming advice, bookings and information regarding the full range of world cinema product to its client cinemas which include venues as diverse as the Watershed in Bristol, the Broadway, Nottingham, Stoke Film Theatre and Galeri, Caernarfon as well as delivering a range of films for distribution, touring programmes, training, advice, national screening events and advocacy to the wider exhibition sector including film societies, arts centres and galleries. We are a national strategic partner in the BFI’s Film Audience Network, a company limited by guarantee and a charity.

The ICO is the single largest deliverer of national training programmes for the independent exhibition sector. Our training and development portfolio includes FEDS – our new entry scheme for diverse candidates with trainee placements in Distribution, Exhibition and Sales; Creative Digital Marketing for cinemas, festivals and arts centres; the acclaimed Developing Your Film Festival course held in Croatia every year for international participants and one-to-one consultancies for fundraising, programming and development projects. Training initiatives have been funded by Creative Skillset, the EU Media programme, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England amongst others and we attract international speakers from across various art forms and the creative industries.

We are seeking to grow and expand our activities and so are seeking a Training & Professional Development Manager to work in our training team. You must have passion, enthusiasm, ideas and experience as well as a genuine interest in this area. You will relish the opportunity to take responsibility for managing aspects of our already wide-ranging portfolio of activities and to develop it to its fullest potential.

To apply, please download a job description and application form. Please post your completed application form to:

Independent Cinema Office
3rd Floor Kenilworth House
79-80 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8TA

Please note we do not accept CVs or emailed applications.

We are sorry that we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants so if you don't hear from us, it means you have not been successful at this time.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 5th March 2015.

Volunteers

Leeds Young Film Festival, Leeds

From the 3rd to the 6th April over Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, Leeds Young Film Festival will be turning Leeds Town Hall into 'The Film House'. This will be the UK's largest family film adventure featuring workshops, screenings and talks. 

We will have film themed cars from Back to the Future (the DeLorean!), Ghostbusters and Batman, as well as a host of film characters walking around.

We are looking for a range of volunteers to help with the smooth delivery and running of this event and it's many aspects.

For more information and to apply please go to http://bit.ly/1zA9UtM

The closing date for applications is Thursday 5th March 2015.

Festival Director / CEO

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield

£60,000 to £75,000

Sheffield Doc/Fest is an internationally renowned organisation presenting one of the world’s leading documentary festivals, with a key industry market, film programme and conference. 

Now in its 22nd year, Doc/Fest brings together the documentary family – comprising 3,500 industry delegates from around the world and 25,000 public audiences from across the UK - to celebrate the art and business of documentary for six action-packed days each June. It also presents numerous public events and industry training initiatives throughout the year. 

The Festival Director / CEO is responsible for leading the organisation. The previous incumbent has grown Doc/Fest into a leading event in the film and TV calendar and we’re looking for someone to build on the work she has done. The new CEO will be responsible for keeping Doc/Fest one step ahead of its international competitors. They will secure the financial health of the Festival and develop new sources of revenue and sponsorship. They will represent Sheffield Doc/Fest at national and international festivals and at meetings with stakeholders and with the wider public through the media. They will effectively manage the Festival’s permanent and temporary staff ensuring their effectiveness and well-being at all times.

 Applicants must have at least 12 years experience in the International Documentary Industry and in particular, working with filmmakers, commissioners, funders, foundations and broadcasters. Applicants must have an understanding of the commercial side of factual programmes, as well as the creative, and have extensive industry contacts around the world. We are looking for applicants regarded as international leaders in the documentary industry who are able to represent Sheffield Doc/Fest at all industry events including speaking at festivals. They must have exceptional management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

For details of how to apply, please go to https://sheffdocfest.com/view/jobs

The deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 6th March 2015.

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