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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Communications Officer

Film London, London

circa £25,000 per annum

The Communications Officer will work with the Senior Press & Communications Manager and the communications team to deliver Film London’s corporate communications and press strategy to ensure the successful delivery of Film London’s strategic objectives and support of Film London’s funded activities.

This includes servicing Film London’s national division, The British Film Commission.

The Communications Officer will report to the Senior Press & Communications Manager who in turn reports to the Head of Film Promotion & Culture. 

For more details and to download an application form, visit http://filmlondon.org.uk/about_us/vacancies.

To apply email your completed form to jobs@filmlondon.org.uk

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 16 May 2014.

Venue Manager

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield

Salary dependent on experience

Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for six days in June. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is looking for enthusiastic and competent people to work as Venue Managers across the festival, to oversee film screenings, conference sessions, and special events featuring some of the world's leading documentary filmmakers and broadcasters.

This is a great opportunity to work on a truly international event with a professional and fun team. Duties include:

  • Managing one room or area that may hold screenings, conference sessions, or other events
  • Ensuring all sessions, screenings or events start and end on time
  • Overseeing tight changeovers between events
  • Managing queues, ticketing, audiences
  • Managing volunteers
  • Liaising on the day with festival guests, filmmakers, session producers, speakers, technicians, venue staff, volunteers, film crews and photographers

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently, calmly, and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organised, efficient, confident, tactful and discreet
  • Technical or film experience not necessary but sometimes useful
  • Willing to work long hours and be flexible

The festival runs 7-12 June 2014. Positions are for various hours over the course of the festival, with one or two meetings and site visits in advance of the event.

To apply, please email your CV with a cover letter stating relevant experience to Eve Williamson: production@sidf.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th April 2014.

Executive Director

The Dukes, Lancaster

£43,860 - £49,980

“This re-invigorated theatre knows exactly where it's going.” The Guardian

The Dukes is Lancashire’s leading producing theatre and creativity centre, and we are growing. We now wish to appoint an inspiring Executive Director. This is an exciting new post to lead the company alongside Artistic Director Joe Sumsion.

Please ring 01524 598506 or email jwilson@dukes-lancaster.org to request an application pack.

The Dukes is a registered charity committed to Equal Opportunities.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 19th May 2014.

Head of Marketing

An Lanntair, Stornoway

£20,000 to £25,000

An Lanntair is seeking an outstanding individual to spearhead a comprehensive new marketing and communications strategy and enhance our brand positioning of ‘Illuminating art: illuminating people”.

This multi-arts centre in a landmark building overlooking Stornoway harbour, in the Outer Hebrides, hosts a 200-seater auditorium, contemporary art gallery, digital cinema, community and education facilities, restaurant, bar, and shop and welcomes around.170,000 visits per year. With a new mission and fit-for-purpose structure as part of a transformation process this Creative Scotland Foundation Organisation is on the brink of an exciting new future.

You will have substantial marketing experience in a significant visitor-focused cultural organisation, sound audience development and CRM strategies and excellent knowledge of the latest digital marketing techniques. 

For more details and an application pack please email jobs@lanntair.com placing ‘Head of Marketing’ in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is Friday 2nd May 2014

Senior Film Culture Manager

Film London, London

£30,000 to £40,000

The Senior Film Culture Manager will be a crucial member of Film London’s Film Promotion & Culture department. They will be responsible for championing London as a film cultural destination and demonstrating the value of film culture to Londoners and visitors to the capital. They will manage Film Hub London, delivered by Film London as part of the BFI Film Audience Network, and be responsible for driving forward this initiative and the development and delivery of its programme.

The post holder will also manage additional film cultural events and audience development activity through film education, exhibition and archive film.

The Senior Film Culture Manager will be part of Film London’s management team, reporting to the Head of Film Promotion & Culture who in turn reports to the Chief Executive. They will manage one member of staff in addition to a shared post which will be jointly responsible to the Senior Press & Communications Manager. In the absence of the Head of Film Promotion & Culture the Senior Film Culture Manager will deputise on all matters relating to film culture and screen heritage.

A full job description and application form can be found on the vacancies section of our website: http://filmlondon.org.uk/about_us/vacancies

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 May 2014.

Front of House

Curzon Cinemas, London

£7.00 per hour

Curzon's new 5-screen cinema is about to open it's doors. Located at 58 Victoria Street, Curzon Victoria will provide customers with a unique cinema experience.

To help us do this we are looking for positive, engaged staff with a passion for film and strong customer service experience. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.

If this sounds like you, then please send your CV to manager.victoria@curzon.com

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1st May 2014.

Distribution Intern

Verve Pictures, London

£13,650

Verve Pictures, a small independent UK film distributor, is looking for a distribution intern to train with our team. This position covers a wide range of areas, to assist in sales, publicity and marketing functions.

Main training activities in sales will include: liaising with exhibitors and setting up screenings, print transport and issuing KDMs, covering non-theatrical bookings, liaising with Rentrak and collecting box office returns, and assisting with VPF reporting.

Main training activities for marketing and publicity will include: dispatch of marketing materials, liaising with press, setting up and covering screenings, contact with talent, maintaining film festival schedules and liaising with festivals over talent and coverage.

The candidate must also be able to assist with general office management, including daily post, stationary, general enquiries, and the company website. The candidate must be prepared to take a flexible approach to training, be reliable, enthusiastic and highly organised, as well as confident and with an ability to work as part of a small team.

Please send a copy of your C.V. with a covering letter detailing why you are right for the role to info@vervepics.com

This position is supported by Creative Skillset

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 23 April

Marketing Intern

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow

£6.31 per hour

15 – 20 hours per week during June, July and August

A fantastic opportunity to learn more about the skills required of arts marketing professionals in a lively arts centre.

The successful candidate will assist with the day-to-day running of the department, including copy-writing, digital marketing, social media and general administrative duties. They will also gain familiarity with industry standard software and will take ownership of an individual project for the duration of the internship.

Applicants must have excellent communication skills, an interest in the arts, good knowledge of Microsoft Office, strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the website www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk or contact Christine Underhill on 01584 813704 or at christine@ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 April 2014.

Film Hub NI Project Coordinator (part time)

Queen's Film Theatre (Film Hub NI), Belfast

£19,247 - £22,927 per annum pro rata (including contribution points)

QFT has been selected as the Northern Ireland Hub Lead Organisation for the BFI's Film Audience Network, a major UK-wide initiative aimed at increasing access to and audiences for specialised and British film. This position is available to March 2015 in the first instance, with anticipated annual renewal to March 2017.

Duties: to assist the Project Manager in the development and delivery of Film Hub NI objectives through the provision of advice and information to stakeholders and partners; contribution to marketing and operational activities; analysis and reporting of key data as required and provision of comprehensive clerical support.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. 

Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 April 2014. Anticipated interview date: Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 May 2014.

Film Hub NI Project Manager

Queen's Film Theatre (Film Hub NI), Belfast

£25,759 - £32,590 per annum (including contribution points)

QFT has been selected as the Northern Ireland Hub Lead Organisation for the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network, a major UK-wide initiative aimed at increasing access to and audiences for specialised and British film. This position is available to March 2015 in the first instance, with anticipated annual renewal to March 2017.

To develop, deliver and oversee all aspects of Film Hub NI management, operations and activity across the whole of Northern Ireland to ensure delivery of the Film Hub NI business plan.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. 

Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 April 2014. Anticipated interview date: Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 May 2014.

Technician

Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

£22,240 to £27,318 per annum (including contribution points)

To oversee and manage all aspects of QFT technical presentations to the highest possible standards. 

Responsibilities include management, maintenance and improvement of existing systems and equipment and research, development and implementation of new digital systems and infrastructure.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. 

Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 April 2014. Anticipated interview date: Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 May 2014.

Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer, Newbury

£15,000 to £20,000

We are currently seeking a Community Engagement Officer to work as a vital part of our Learning and Participation team.

The puropse of this part time role will be to develop new audiences and participant groups alongside major projects and regular activity by developing relationships across West Berkshire.

Our Community Engagement Officer will work flexibly across the equivalent of three days and will act as a vital point of contact between our creative work and potential or newly engaged groups/key individuals in the community. 

Key to this role are excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, applicants should be passionate about community cohesion and inclusion in the arts.

Application by CV and cover letter.

For more information please visit http://www.cornexchangenew.com/about/vacancies 

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22 April 2014.

Learning & Participation Coordinator

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick

£2,750 fee

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is recruiting!

Now in its tenth year, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will return 17th – 21st September to once again transform the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed into one big screen through film premieres, site-specific installations and live events.

The Festival is offering the opportunity for a film/arts education coordinator to join the team to deliver the Festival’s youth programme and to increase opportunities for learning and participation. This contract requires someone with experience of working with children and young people, with good project coordination skills, and a passion for film and arts education.

For details, go to http://www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/vacancies

The deadline for applications is 10am on Wednesday 23rd April.

Programme Coordinator

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick

£2,750 fee

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is recruiting!

Now in its tenth year, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will return 17th – 21st September to once again transform the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed into one big screen through film premieres, site-specific installations and live events.

The Festival is offering the opportunity for an early career freelancer to join the team to provide essential programme administration, guest services and events coordination.

This contract requires someone who is happy in an admin-based office position, but equally comfortable in a fast-paced events environment. Organisational and communication skills, as well as good initiative and a passion for film, visual arts and events are key for this role.

For details, go to http://www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com/vacancies

The deadline for applications is 10am on Wednesday 23rd April.

Film Audience Network Website Brief

Film Hub Wales, Film Hub NI and Film Hub North

£13,000 to £15,000 project fee (including VAT)

Nine Film Hubs around the UK are delivering the ground-breaking British Film Institute’s (BFI) Film Audience Network (FAN) initiative, which launched officially in 2013. Film Hub Lead Organisations (HLOs) have been appointed across the UK, with the shared mission to bring new film experiences to audiences across the nation and beyond.

Working with people across the UK, the Film Hubs will ensure the delivery of a 4-year programme of innovative film activity through events, screenings, education opportunities and collaborations with other practitioners and regional Hub Lead Organisations(HLOs).

Working in partnership, Film Hub Wales, Film Hub NI and Film Hub North are commissioning a white label website which will allow the three hubs to share a common build, with design tailored to each Hub.

Overview of Objectives for Website:

Film Hub NI - www.filmhubni.org

  • To create a multi-platform responsive website, which will carry information pertaining to all Film Hub NI activities. The website will be required to cover both audience/ public facing activities (e.g. listings for screenings) and Hub member facing activities (e.g. Investment scheme guidelines and training courses). 

Film Hub North - www.filmhubnorth.org.uk

  • The site will be a detailed and integral tool to creating a cohesive Hub – it should be about and for the membership, but be accessible enough for new people to understand what can be offered.  It needs to be a straightforward content management system that can be managed by Film Hub North. The branding will take into account the National branding guidelines of BFI FAN. It needs to be a clean and clear design that is suitable for all adults (a diverse audience).

Film Hub Wales - www.filmhubwales.org and www.canolfanffilmcymru.org

  • To offer a one-stop-shop for film in Wales, creating space for cinemas, festivals, practitioners in film education, archive and film-making talent to communicate with audiences and one another. The site will facilitate the dissemination of information and promote knowledge sharing across the network in areas such as marketing, programming and data capture.

Fundamental Requirements

  • CMS must be responsive, flexible and easy to use by Film Hub staff andmembers
  • Bilingual (Wales only)
  • Ability to add additional pages to all sections as needed
  • No HTML
  • Ability to upload/ embed all media (e.g. logos/ images/ documents) as well as add/ edit text.
  • Ability to show moving image/ trailers/ full features (if possible)
  • Public facing (open to all) and members area (password protected)
  • Interface with BFI Extranet (bespoke database)
  • Search engine optimisation
  • IP over content should reside with Film Hub Wales, NI and North in  perpetuity

Download the full brief.

Please send your tender response to hana@filmhubwales.org.

The closing date for responses is Monday 21st April 2014.

Freelance PR Writer and Blogger

Cinema Arts Network (CAN)

£20 per hour

CAN is the UK’s Digital network for the arts. It services the cultural sector by encouraging UK-wide cooperation around digital programming, production and exhibition. It provides necessary scale to cultural organisations that could not independently procure the capital, talent and market presence required for digital transformation.

CAN was founded by the UK Film Council and Arts Council of England. It is currently backed by the British Film Institute, and its membership extends to major cities in the four nations of the UK.

Members include the Barbican (London), BFI Southbank (London), Broadway (Nottingham), Chapter (Cardiff), Cornerhouse (Manchester), Dundee Contemporary Arts, Filmhouse Cinema (Edinburgh), FACT (Liverpool), Glasgow Film Theatre, Mareel Arts Centre (Shetland), the National Media Museum (Bradford), New Art Exchange (Nottingham), QUAD (Derby), Queens Theatre (Belfast), Showroom (Sheffield), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle).

We are seeking a savvy writer to write both industry/public facing press releases and weekly blog entries centered around technological innovation, partnerships and programming in the UK arts and film sector.

Candidates must be educated to at least bachelor degree level. Demonstrable previous of PR writing, profile-raising experience and knowledge of social media are also required.

This is a freelance position estimated at around 5hrs per week at approx £20 per hour. No guarantee of work or minimum hours. Can be based anywhere in the UK. Some occasional travel may be required.

Start time as soon as possible from April 2014.

Please send a recent CV, a short covering letter outlining relevant experience (maximum 1 A4 side), and writing samples or links to: afroditi@cinema-arts.net (please include all the above as attachments) or to:

Recruitment, Cinema Arts Network, c/o Pod 52,
The Greenhouse, Media City,
M50 2EQ.

Applications will be accepted until the post has been filled.

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