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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Duty Manager

Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool

£8.93 per hour

Picturehouse at FACT’s state-of-the-art cinema is the city’s most impressive and technically well-equipped venue, boasting stadium seating, THX-standard sound and digital projection in addition to 35mm projection.

Picturehouse at FACT is part of Picturehouse Cinemas (www.picturehouses.co.uk) who operate 20 cinemas across the UK and are a stand-alone division of Cineworld PLC.

It presents a diverse programme, ranging from blockbusters to independent, foreign-language, documentary and kids’ films, as well as live broadcasts from the world’s best arts venues, such as the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bolshoi Ballet and New York Met Opera.

We’re now looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Duty Manager to run the cinema’s daily operations on specified shifts including managing the building and the staff and taking responsibility for customer care. To prepare and show films and other content throughout the cinema and to provide technical and maintenance support for the cinema.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in the retail, leisure or entertainment sectors. Working knowledge of venue and shift management is key as is working with large teams in a customer service environment.

Experience of working as a Projectionist is highly desirable as this role will often cover Projectionist shifts, however willingness to learn is essential and training will be provided.Please note there is a requirement to work 40 hours over any of the seven days with regular work at evenings and weekends.

To download the full job description please click here.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@picturehouses.co.uk with “Duty Manager, Liverpool” in the subject line. 

The closing date for applications is end of Monday 9th February 2015.

Engagement Producer (Maternity Cover)

Watershed, Bristol

£27,000 to £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

In the last year over 11,000 young people passed through Watershed’s doors as members of our audiences and nearly 4000 under 25’s participated in targeted screenings, events or projects for young people.

Working as part of the Creative Team, this roles involves producing Watershed’s engagement programme, which has a focus on working with young people to develop talent, creativity and digital skills and offering rich cultural experiences for diverse audiences. Examples of current Watershed engagement programmes include the BFI Film Academy, which identifies and nurtures young film talent aged 16 – 19, the Future Producers programme for 18 – 24 year olds that develops their capacity to realise projects and ideas so that they can thrive in the creative industries and Rife magazine – Bristol’s first youth led online platform for young people by young people.

You need strong management skills and can ensure projects are delivered to a high standard, on time, within budget - mixed with a large dollop of flexibility and humour. You need to be comfortable working in diverse settings from presenting in formal funders meetings to facilitating chaotic workshops with young people. You need to thrive in a collaborative environment and be empathetic and responsive to others perspectives whilst remaining confident at making decisions and leading people.

For more details, including how to apply please visit: www.watershed.co.uk/get-involved/opportunities/2015-02-27/engagement-producer-maternity-cover

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 27th February 2015.

General Manager

Picturehouse Cinemas, London

£40,000+ dependent on experience

Picturehouse Central, a 1000 seat, 7 screen cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus is due to open summer 2015.

In addition to a diverse programme of films, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house, Picturehouse Central will include a core programming strand dedicated to championing documentaries. The cinema will also show live HD broadcasts of productions from world-class arts venues, such as the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Ballet, theatre productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company Live from Stratford-upon-Avon and National Theatre Live, art exhibitions and filmmaker Q&As.

As our flagship West End cinema, the very highest standards of customer service and presentation will need to be maintained at all times.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic General Manager who can bring the Picturehouse way of working to this exciting new venture.

Please note there is a requirement to work 40 hours per week over any of the seven days with regular work at evenings and weekends. Premiers and filmmaker events will be an important part of the job and the successful candidate will have experience of managing the complexities of planning and hosting such events, including dealing with press and public speaking. Both café-bars and the Members Bar are an integral part of the experience here and a passion for and/or experience of an F&B offering is desirable.

To find out more about Picturehouse Central visit www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Picturehouse_Central

To download the full job description please click here.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@picturehouses.co.uk with “GM, Central” in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 22nd February 2015.

Events Coordinator

ICA, London

£18,000 to £20,000

The ICA supports radical art and culture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates that challenge perceived notions and stimulate debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors. The ICA is looking to recruit an experienced Events Co-ordinator to join the team in March 2015. The Events Team oversee the delivery of events ensuring that client’s expectations are exceeded and that opportunities are created for lasting relationships with the ICA.

Reporting to the Events Manager, the Events Co-ordinator is responsible for helping to maximise income from venue hire of spaces within the ICA’s building. The successful candidate will be required to proactively sell the ICA’s beautiful event spaces as well as nurture existing relationships to maximise repeat business opportunities. The roles include the co-ordination of corporate events, private cinema screenings, live music gigs, celebrations and weddings. No two events are ever the same, but all events and guests are important to us.

For full details please see www.ica.org.uk/about/working-ica/current-vacancies/events-co-ordinator

To apply, please email a CV and supporting statement to icajobs@ica.org.uk

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 22nd February 2015.

Assistant Manager / Projectionist (part-time)

The Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

£17,000 pro rata

The Ultimate Picture Palace is a single screen privately owned repertory cinema staffed by a small and dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Most of our films are now projected digitally, but we do still have a 35mm projector which we use for some of our classic screenings.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual able to take operational responsibility for the cinema both front of house and in the projection room.

While previous experience of film and digital projection as well as Box Office systems is desirable, it is not essential as the successful candidate will receive training.

As part of a small team, the role requires a close working relationship with the Owner, Cinema Manager/Head Projectionist, Marketing Officer and Volunteers.

The work is mostly in the evenings and you will be required to work every other weekend, as well as some bank holidays.

And, as the projection room is reached by ladder, you do have to be quite nimble.

The full job description is here: http://s.coop/1v6p9

To apply please send your CV to  info@uppcinema.com with a covering statement/letter about why you would like to work for the UPP, your experience and what you can bring to the post.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th February 2015.

Finance and Office Manager (Maternity Cover)

Eden Arts, Cumbria

£20,000 pro rata

Eden Arts seeks Finance and Office Manager (Maternity Cover). This is a part-time role requiring approximately 20 hours' work per week, with a six-month contract running from April to September 2015.

Eden Arts is one of Cumbria’s leading arts organisations. We create a diverse range of creative projects across all art forms both in Eden and across the wider Cumbria and even further.  

The role of Finance & Office Manager is crucial to Eden Arts organisational efficiency and potential for development. Eden Arts is a thriving and growing organisation with a vision to play a key role in developing the arts as a vital contributor to the social and economic landscape in Eden and the wider Cumbria.

For more information and to apply please go to www.edenarts.co.uk/jobs-and-opps

The closing date for applications is Monday 16th February 2015.

Board Member

Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire

Salisbury Arts Centre is seeking to recruit three additional Board Members to contribute their experience, enthusiasm and skills to the organisation, and its future development. We are particularly keen to recruit members who have legal, personnel and HR experience, which is currently underrepresented on our Board.

We are also interested in hearing from applicants with experience in the voluntary / public sector, diversity issues and/or professional practice as an artist (particularly in theatre or music).

For more information and to download an application pack please visit www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk, email jobs@salisburyarts.co.uk or call 01722 343020.

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

Administrator

Independent Cinema Office, London

£21,000 to £23,000 (dependent on experience)

The Independent Cinema Office 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 cinemas as diverse as the Watershed in Bristol, the Broadway, Nottingham, Hebden Bridge Picture House and Galeri, Caenarfon as well as delivering a range of touring programmes, advice and advocacy to the wider exhibition sector.  It also acts as the main training provider to the independent cinema sector.  It works with both the regional and national screen agencies, is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant, creative team working on a diverse range of projects with regional and national partners. One day you may be co-ordinating the import of film prints from Japan, liaising with international sales companies, the next being part of the delivery team for the ICO annual Screening Days events in a regional venue, dealing with enquiries from a festival, providing financial reports for funders or taking bookings from cinemas for the ICO touring programmes.

This is a responsible and crucial role. The ICO is a small arts organisation and the administrator is the hub of the office – they must be able to juggle a huge variety of tasks and prioritise their own time as well as have an exacting attention to detail. In return, we can offer responsibility, opportunities for training and development and the chance to work with a friendly, creative team working at the forefront of independent cinema exhibition in the UK.

The ICO is based in central London near Oxford Circus.

For the full job description and person specification, click here

To apply, please complete an application form and return it via post to:

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

Please note: we will not accept emailed applications or CVs.

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 closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 10th February 2015. Interviews will be held on Friday 13th February 2015.

Technical Manager

Picturehouse Cinemas, London

£28,000 to £30,000 (dependent on experience)

Picturehouse Central, a 1000 seat, 7 screen cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus is due to open in late spring 2015.

In addition to a diverse programme of films, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house, Picturehouse Central will include a core programming strand dedicated to championing documentaries. The cinema will also show live HD broadcasts of productions from world-class arts venues, such as the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Ballet, theatre productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company Live from Stratford-upon-Avon and National Theatre Live, art exhibitions and filmmaker Q&As.

As our flagship West End cinema, the very highest standards of presentation will need to be maintained at all times.

The successful candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience working as a Chief Projectionist or Technical Manager with experience of running a large D-Cinema operation which has rapid turnover of content.

You should also be experienced in the preparation, presentation and dispatch of 35mm and 70mm film prints.

Picturehouse Central is anticipated to be the host venue for various festivals and live events – such as Director Q&As –you should be comfortable providing technical support for these, running the show, liaising with festival organisers, outside contractors, and dealing with Talent.

Experience of managing a team is desirable as is shift management and scheduling. It is also expected that you will help to ensure that the rest of the management team have the skills required to assist you in running the day to day programme – i.e. receiving and ingesting DCP content and KDMs, building shows in Screenwriter and so on.

Please note there is a requirement to work 40 hours over any of the seven days with regular work at evenings and weekends.

Prior to Picturehouse Central opening the Technical Manager will be based at East Dulwich Picturehouse, setting up the projection and assisting with training.

To download the full job description please click here.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@picturehouses.co.uk with “Technical Manager, Central” in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th February 2015.

Theatre Technician & Film Projectionist (Part Time)

Pocklington Arts Centre, Yorkshire

£8.00 per hour

An enthusiastic and capable individual required to assist in the operation of East Riding of Yorkshire’s premiere Pocklington Arts Centre, the technician will play a key role in the presentation of live events. You will carry out a variety of activities including preparing the stage, setting and operating the lighting, assisting with the artistes ‘get-in’ unloading/loading etc.

Experience in lighting essential, some sound experience an advantage.

Hours are variable depending on the current venue programme of events but may average 30 to 50 hrs per month (although this is reduced considerably in July/Aug). 

There is also scope for additional work as film projectionist – full training can be given on the digital projection system.

Please contact the manager for further details or apply with CV to: info@pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th January 2015.

Assistant to the Technical Manager

Olympic Studios, London

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 highly motivated individual to join our Technical Team as Assistant to the Technical Manager.

This is a part-time position and responsibilities will include supporting the Technical Manager with projection duties and the hosting of events, providing technical support across the site and ensuring the building functions to the highest possible standard.

Experience using projection software is not essential but an understanding of digital projection and audiovisual equipment is desirable.

Rates are negotiable.

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th February 2015.

Projectionist

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Inverness-shire

£16,000

Located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park the Macdonald Aviemore Resort are looking for a dynamic individual with a keen interest in film and cinema to join their team as projectionist for their 3D screen within the resort complex.

You will have good practical skills with an ability to find and repair mechanical faults. You must also be well presented and have a good eye for detail, demonstrating your initiative whilst displaying exceptional standards of customer care at all times.

As well as being confident and approachable; commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm are also essential for this role

Full training will be given, along with the chance to study for a recognised qualification.

The role will include evening and weekend working. As well as working in luxury surroundings as part of a highly professional team you will enjoy an enviable range of benefits including training and available staff accommodation at £50 per week.

To find out more, email Emma at hr.admin@macdonald-hotels.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th February 2015.

Volunteers

Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham

Flatpack Film Festival are now looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join the festival team in 2015.

A festival like no other, Flatpack’s ninth edition promises a joyously unpredictable feast of filmic pleasures. We’ve conjured up a magical mix of film screenings and live events, and thrown in a sprinkling of experimental art and music for good measure.

As a volunteer, you will be an essential part of Team Flatpack, gaining experience in all aspects of making a festival happen and meeting some interesting people along the way.

This year the festival takes place in venues across Birmingham from 19th - 29th March, and is jam packed with fantastic things to see and do. With so much going on we need volunteers to commit to a minimum of four shifts during the festival.

We realise some of you may be travelling to Birmingham for the festival for one of the weekends -  if so please let us know and we can help you find hostels or hotels near the action!   

We're looking for people who are passionate about film, art, music and who want to help create the best Flatpack yet.  We have four different volunteer opportunities:

EVENTS TEAM

Working at screenings and events at a variety of venues throughout the festival. Duties will vary depending on the venues, but usually include things like setting up venues, stewarding, helping to run the Flatpack box office, and helping out on our pop up cafe-bars.

INVIGILATION TEAM  

The Doghouse is coming to Birmingham for its UK premiere and we are looking for a small team to be involved in running this interactive installation and  helping to instigate a short informal discussion at the end of the experience. This is a great opportunity to work first hand with the artist, who will guide you through the work. Find out more about the piece here: https://vimeo.com/104512220

MARKETING AND STREET TEAM

We’re looking for dedicated volunteers to help fly the Flatpack flag in the run up to and during the festival. There will be opportunities to assist the marketing team with a range of tasks, including flyering, brochure distribution, feedback gathering, and providing tips and guidance to the festival audience.

Volunteers available before the festival will also have the opportunity to assist with preview events.

COLOUR BOX TEAM

Volunteers for our family program held at mac birmingham. We will need help with setting up venues, ushering, box office and assisting the family workshop leaders.

If you are passionate about the Arts, out-going and keen to promote a growing cultural highlight in the UK calendar, please complete an application form and email the completed form to volunteers@flatpackfestival.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 11th February 2015.

Cinema Manager

The Mallard Cinema, Guernsey

£18,000 per annum (plus single person self-contained accommodation)

The Mallard Cinema based on Guernsey in the Channel Islands is an independent cinema that serves the local community. Our cinema team are committed to delivering a fantastic welcome and exceptional service making sure every customer has an excellent experience.

The Cinema Manager will be responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of all cinema activities including the profitability of the cinema shop, selecting and programming the film schedule as well as publicity and press relations.  You will also manage a small but committed team.

We a looking for a committed Cinema Manager, you will:

  • Have previous management or supervisory experience in a customer-facing role in the cinema, hospitality, leisure or restaurant sector
  • Have excellent communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers
  • Have excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Be flexible, confident and resilient and be able to work under pressure
  • Be able to demonstrate your ability to lead, motivate and inspire your team to achieve the best possible results at all times
  • Be able to work a variety of shifts on a rota basis across all 7 days of the week
  • To find out more about our cinema and the cinema manager position please visit www.themallardcomplex.com/cinema.

    To apply send your CV and cover letter to richard@totalcareersolutions.com

Community Engagement Officer

Regent Street Cinema, London

circa £28-32,000 pa (fixed term three-year contract)

In 1896, 54 people gathered in the Regent Street theatre. For the cost of a shilling they witnessed the Lumière brothers screen the first performance of moving film to a UK audience. Visitors stared in wonder and 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 are now seeking an experienced individual to co-ordinate and promote the development and implementation of the Cinema’s community, learning and engagement programme and deliver our ambitious activity plan for the duration of the three year HLF grant. Links with the local resident and working community will be developed, and the post-holder will work alongside the University’s Outreach team to maximise opportunities to engage with school age audiences.

To download the full job description and person specification, click here.

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 closing date for applications is Sunday 1st February 2015.

Project Coordinator

Film Hub North West Central, Manchester

£17,000

Greater Manchester Arts Centre is seeking an experienced Project Coordinator to assist in the delivery of Film Hub North West Central (part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network) which works to encourage a lifelong relationship with film, build audiences for a broader range of films across all platforms, and ensure that film culture can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone.  

This post represents an important member of the Hub’s team, the Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day liaison across the Hub and will work closely with the Hub Development Manager to support all Hub activity. They will be responsible for the administration of all aspects of the Hub including keeping financial records, event production and being the first point of call for all Hub queries. The post holder will also prepare contract documents, support training, deliver events and raise the profile of Hub activity through effective marketing tools. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting audiences to experience film across the region and have a track record of project coordination. They will maintain a calm, positive disposition and be able to manage competing deadlines and a busy work schedule. They will be an excellent communicator and will have the skills and experience to liaise effectively with Hub Members, other Film Hubs, key funders and stakeholders. 

This is an exciting and challenging new role which will play a major part in shaping our Film Hub NWC projects for the future. 

The post is based in Manchester but will involve working with partner organisations across our region and working in collaboration with the BFI and other UK Film Audience Networks across the UK. 

For a full job description and application pack see http://filmhubnwc.org

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 4th February 2015.

Duty Managers

Picturehouse at National Media Museum, Bradford

£8.93 per hour

Picturehouse at National Media Museum is looking for enthusiastic and experienced Duty Managers to run the cinema’s daily operations on specified shifts including managing the building and the staff and taking responsibility for customer care. To prepare and show films and other content throughout the cinema and to provide technical and maintenance support for the cinema.

Vacancy

The successful candidates will have at least 2 years’ experience in the retail, leisure or entertainment sectors. Working knowledge of venue and shift management is key as is working with large teams in a customer service environment. Experience of working as a Projectionist is highly desirable as this role will often cover Projectionist shifts, however willingness to learn is essential.

Please note there is a requirement to work over any of the seven days with regular work at evenings and weekends. Flexible working hours are available (part-time or full-time) and this can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Click here for the full job description. 

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@picturehouses.co.uk with “Duty Manager, Bradford NMM” in the subject line.

The closing dates for applications are Friday 30th January 2015 (external & Cineworld applications) and Thursday 5th February 2015 (internal Picturehouse applications).

Press and Marketing Manager (Voluntary)

Wotever DIY Film Festival, London

We are looking for a Press and Marketing Manager needed for our small dedicated team. You will be responsible for creating and delivering this year’s marketing strategy and raising awareness of the festival. Responsibilities include liaising with press to secure previews and reviews, developing new and existing marketing strategies and helping to maintain our social media presence.

You will be highly creative and have excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Some press contacts and experience/knowledge of dealing with writer and journalists highly desirable. Passion for Queer/LGBT+ film, arts or community events a must. This role will require a commitment of 4+ hours a week, increasing as the festival approaches, and attendance at fortnightly meetings.

In return, you will receive valuable work experience on a popular queer film festival, the opportunity to meet and network with others in the queer arts scene and the chance to see a lot of really great queer film. Although we are all volunteers, we passionately believe that people should be paid for their work and as such we divide any profits between volunteers - please be aware this will not make you rich! Although our team is broadly organised according to role, we try and operate as non-hierarchically as possible and welcome all ideas and suggests.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to Theresa and Tara at woteverfilm@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th February 2015.

Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager (Voluntary)

Wotever DIY Film Festival, London

We are looking for a Sponsorship and Fundraising Manager to join our small, dedicated team. You will be responsible for creating and delivering this year’s fundraising strategy; identifying new sources of funding and sponsorship and liaising with existing sponsors.

You will be passionate about Queer/LGBT+ film, arts or community events and committed to helping us deliver a successful festival. Some experience is desirable, but enthusiasm and great interpersonal skills go a long way! This role will require a commitment of  4+ hours per week, increasing as the festival approaches, and attendance at fortnightly meetings.

In return you will receive valuable work experience on a popular queer film festival, the opportunity to meet and network with others in the queer arts scene and the chance to see a lot of really great queer film. Although we are all volunteers, we passionately believe that people should be paid for their work and as such we divide any profits from the festival between volunteers - please be aware this will not make you rich!

Although our team is broadly organised according to role, we try and operate as non-hierarchically as possible and welcome all ideas and suggestions.

Please apply with covering letter and CV to Theresa and Tara at woteverfilm@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th February 2015.

Management Committee Member

Creative Royston, Hertfordshire

We are looking for new people to join the Creative Royston voluntary management committee, particularly those with marketing or finance experience.

Creative Royston is a group of volunteers in Royston, Hertfordshire, whose aim is to celebrate and encourage local creativity all year round and give locals the opportunity to experience both professional and amateur work first hand. Its main focus is Royston Arts Festival which takes place in September and covers art, craft, music, dance, drama, literature and a whole lot more!

The committee meet approximately once every six to eight weeks and the group comprises people of various backgrounds who want to see creativity in the town thrive.

So if you live in or near to Royston and are interested in finding out more please contact Claire Somerville on 07717130405 or email marketing@roystonartsfestival.org.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29th January 2015.

Marketing Assistant (6 month contract)

Warwick Arts Centre, West Midlands

£15,000 to £20,000 per annum

To assist the Marketing Manager and to contribute and deliver sales, marketing and audience development campaigns for Warwick Arts Centre. To ensure that campaigns and a broad range of promotional activities, especially student liaison and distribution, are delivered in an efficient and timely manner.

Previous experience in an arts environment is essential. Expertise in film and music marketing would be an advantage.

The key responsibilities include print co-ordination and production, distribution, programme production, promotion of Warwick Arts Centre to students and staff, liaison with visiting companies and promoters, distribution and displays, mailings co-ordinations, digital communications such as website updates, email despatches, social media updates and general administrative support.

Applications should be made online via this link

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1st February 2015.

Film Business Manager

National Media Museum, Bradford

Up to £40,000

This is your chance to combine your creative passion for film with your commercial awareness and business acumen. This varied and unique role at one of the UK’s national museums is split between contract management of our outsourced cinema provider and re-imagining, developing and running the Museum’s cultural film festival offer including leading the Museum’s strategic relationships within the cultural film sector.

As part of the Museum’s Senior Management Team and part of the Science Museum Group’s commercial management team, you will work in partnership with our external cinema provider to ensure smooth, effective and profitable running of our cinemas, demonstrating effective communication and problem solving skills. You will also take a lead role in developing our future film festival programme and implementing and running sustainable events bringing in new and diverse audiences.

The National Media Museum is part of the Science Museum Group and is situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film. It contains one of the world’s greatest collections relating to photography, film and television, and holds three cinemas including the UK’s first IMAX theatre.

You will have had experience in a senior management and contract management role, as well as experience in delivering festivals and events. You will have a high level of commercial experience alongside being able to work effectively with a wide range of people, influencing and negotiating effective outcomes.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Museum Director on 01274 203307.

Please apply online via the company website: https://vacancies.nmsi.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 2nd February 2015.

Participation Projects Manager

Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire

£15,000 to £20,000 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to support our engagement and participation projects, particularly with young people.

Housed in a beautiful Grade 2* listed church building, Salisbury Arts Centre is a dynamic and lively venue delivering an innovative and high quality programme. It is highly regarded by its funders who consider it to be of regional significance. The value placed on our work has been demonstrated by Arts Council England’s invitation to be a National Portfolio Organisation, which secures our funding from ACE until 2015. Further information about our busy and varied programme of activities can be found at www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk.  

For more information and to download an application pack please visit www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk email jobs@salisburyarts.co.uk or call 01722 343020.

The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 4th February 2015.

Communications Coordinator

Lighthouse, Brighton

£17,000 to £22,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Lighthouse is seeking an exceptional communicator with a passion for building audiences to champion our award-winning programmes of contemporary culture.

The Communications Coordinator will play a pivotal role in extending the reach of Lighthouse, managing our online profile and delivering marketing and outreach campaigns to connect bigger and more diverse communities with our work. The successful candidate will produce innovative campaigns and initiatives that will build communities and connect people with our programmes of exhibitions, events, interactive projects and production schemes.

This is a broad role that requires a range of skills and experience and we are open to applications from any professional with demonstrable aptitude and ability, from talented and ambitious graduates to experienced communications executives looking to develop and grow in a creative environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and expand the profile of an innovative and influential arts organisation with an international reputation.

For more details and to download a job pack, visit: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/about/opportunities

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th February 2015.

Artistic Manager

Kirkgate Arts, Cumbria

£25,000 to £30,000

Kirkgate Arts operates both the Kirkgate Centre (a leading venue for the arts in Cumbria) and Arts Out West (the West Cumbria Rural Touring Scheme), providing a lively programme of high quality professional arts events.

With the forthcoming relocation of the current post-holder, we are seeking to appoint an Artistic Manager to coordinate, promote, develop and deliver our ambitious artistic programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to join our terrific team of staff and volunteers at a time of significant development for the organisation. 

For further particulars please contact:

The General Manager
Kirkgate Arts
The Kirkgate Centre
Cockermouth
CA13 9HJ

Tel: 01900 829966 | Email: kate@thekirkgate.com

Application packs can be downloaded from our websites: www.thekirkgate.com / www.artsoutwest.com

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd February 2015.

Programming Intern

Cinema Jam, London

Unpaid

Are you interested in film curating? Cinema Jam is looking for a programming intern.

The position will involve working both independently and within a team in the programming department of an international film industry organization. The intern should be a hardworking, creative and motivated individual with an interest in curating and events organisation. The intern should be available to come into our Camden office from nine to five, at least one day a week.

To apply please send your CV to: apply@cinemajam.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 30th January 2015.

Executive Director

FACT, Liverpool

£50,000+

FACT in Liverpool is looking for an experienced manager and strong business leader to join the Executive team with a track record of managing medium scale businesses.

You may have worked in the creative or digital sector previously, but if not, you will have a demonstrable interest in culture and the creative media industries. You will have considerable experience of shaping, managing and delivering business plans, including testing the viability of new business strategies and ensuring they align with the company vision and brand, You will be a strong negotiator, ensuring new contracts, partnerships or deals deliver the best possible returns to FACT.

You will have a demonstrable track record of leading financial planning and ensuring robust financial management processes are maintained, with excellent financial skills and the ability to present and interpret budgets, and you may have accounting qualifications. You will have strong presentation and advocacy skills, with an ability to work with multiple stakeholders - including a good understanding of audience development – and you will understand how to build upon our stakeholder base to grow our reputation and expand income streams.

There is an opportunity to develop a feasibility study on a medium scale capital project, which has received broad support from key funders. We have new opportunities to strengthen existing university and commercial partnerships around creative digital work and further our successful community programme will form part of our programme integration plans going forward along with FACTLab. 

For a full job description and application form please visit out website: http://www.fact.co.uk/about/careers.aspx

And to apply, please email your completed application form to recruitment@fact.co.uk. You may include a CV and cover letter if you wish.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 1st Feb 2015.

Various roles

Everyman Cinemas, Birmingham, Reigate, London

WORK WITH EVERYMAN!

We have plenty of exciting opportunities to join our team across the country. We are an expanding business, which means we are always looking for lively & passionate people to help us grow.

Experience in restaurants, bars or cinemas is not essential at all levels, but we are looking for:

  • Mountains of personality
  • A passion for food, customer service, hospitality and people
  • An upbeat, hard-working & flexible attitude

All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and will be required to provide suitable and up-to-date ID at first stage interview.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?

  • On-the-job training programme
  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Complimentary cinema tickets
  • 50% Everyman discount (T&Cs apply)
  • Bonus schemes for management positions

We currently have the following opportunities – please get in touch and let us know you’re interested! Please note that whilst we would love to respond to everyone, only successful candidates will be contacted directly.

BIRMINGHAM MAILBOX

We‘re opening our new 3 screen cinema, bar & restaurant opening in Birmingham Mailbox in early 2015! This the perfect chance to join our lively & expanding business, and an amazing opportunity for the right people!

We have amazing opportunities for the following roles:

  • Assistant Managers and Duty Managers
  • Head Chef and kitchen team
  • Hosts, bartenders & waiting team

If you're interested and want to join our dynamic team, then please send an e-mail with your CV and details to Richard at birmingham.jobs@everymangroup.com.

REIGATE

Our iconic 2 screen cinema in Reigate has great opportunities for hosts, bartenders and waiting team to join our passionate team.

If you're interested our manager, Lisa would love to hear from you - please send an e-mail with your CV and details to her at reigate.jobs@everymangroup.com.

WALTON

Our 2 screen Walton cinema has only recently been refurbished, and is now looking for hosts, bartenders and waiting team to help delight our customers.

Please get in touch with our manager, Jonathan, by dropping an e-mail with your CV and details to walton.jobs@everymangroup.com

LONDON OPPORTUNITIES

We are always interested in receiving CVs from experienced bartenders, hosts and waiting team with a passion for entertainment.

Please send your CV to london.jobs@everymangroup.comwith the cinema you are interested in as the subject, and we will see if we have the right opportunity for you!

Temporary roles (Doc/Fest)

Doc/Fest, Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest is excited to announce we are recruiting for key freelance opportunities based in Sheffield for the 2015 Festival.

Sheffield Doc/Fest an internationally renowned organisation presenting one of the world’s leading documentary festivals with a key industry market, film programme and conference. It also presents numerous public events and industry training initiatives throughout the year. The organisation prides itself on the professional level of service it offers to the industry and the world class programme it offers public audiences.

Doc/Fest is pleased to announce that we currently have the following vacancies: 

EVENTS MANAGER

Fee: £5,500

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in a key role leading up to the festival. You will be working with the Business and Marketing Director to deliver large key social events and gala events at Sheffield Doc/Fest. If you would like further information about this job please click here. To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and why you think you would be right for this role to maria@sidf.co.uk.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on the 9th January 2015.

GUEST SERVICES COORDINATOR

Fee: £5,250

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in a key guest facing role leading up to the festival. You will be working across all departments ensuring all guests, including VIPs are accommodated for during their stay at Sheffield Doc/Fest. If you would like further information about this job please click here. To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and why you think you would be right for this role to maria@sidf.co.uk.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on the 9th January 2015.

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Fee: £4,200

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in an essential role leading up to the festival. You will be working with the Head of Production in all aspects of production for Sheffield Doc/Fest. If you would like further information about this job please click here. To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and why you think you would be right for this role to maria@sidf.co.uk.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on the 30th January 2015.

VIDEOTHEQUE COORDINATOR

Fee: £2,600

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as the Videotheque Coordinator. You will be working with the Film department on developing the Videotheque, our online video platform. If you would like further information about this job please click here. To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and why you think you would be right for this role to maria@sidf.co.uk.

The deadline to submit applications is midnight on the 30th January 2015.

VENUE COORDINATORS

This is an open call for anyone who would be interested in becoming a Venue Coordinator during the week of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015. Please send an expression of interest to maria@sidf.co.uk for more information.

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