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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Events’ Assistant Bars & Catering

Shetland Arts, Mareel

£7.65 per hour

To work under the supervision of the Front of House Manager, Front of House Assistant Managers and Duty Managers to deliver a professional, customer-focused Bars & Catering service representing Shetland Arts in venues and at events.

To download a job profile and application form visit www.shetlandarts.org/opportunities/events-assistant

To apply please email jobs@shetlandarts.org with a completed application form, CVs are not accepted.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27th August 2014.

Events’ Assistant Front of House

Shetland Arts, Mareel

£7.65 per hour

To work under the supervision of the Front of House Manager, Front of House Assistant Managers and Duty Managers to deliver a professional, customer-focused Front of House service representing Shetland Arts in venues and at events.

To download a job profile and application form visit www.shetlandarts.org/opportunities/events-assistant

To apply please email jobs@shetlandarts.org with a completed application form, CVs are not accepted.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27th August 2014.

Marketing Officer (Voluntary)

Fringe! Film and Arts Festival, London

Fringe! Film and Arts Festival is an LGBTQ+ festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. We’re DIY, not-for-profit and run by a team of passionate volunteers.

This year’s festival (6th – 9th November) will once again include films screenings, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, installations and parties, in venues across East London.

We are looking for a Marketing Assistant (Voluntary) to assist with designing and implementing a marketing plan and lead our social media activity.

This role is an ideal opportunity for someone with some experience in marketing looking to gain further experience within an exciting film festival setting to join us as voluntary Marketing Assistant for Fringe! Film & Arts Fest 2014. We are looking to appoint a voluntary Marketing Assistant from early September to mid-November, to assist with designing and implementing a marketing plan including social media activity for the 2014 festival edition.

This will be a voluntary position with a commitment of 8-10 hours per week, increasing in build up to festival and across festival weekend (6th-9th November). The ideal candidate will have some experience working in a marketing role, ideally in an arts or film related environment. The candidate will be expected to work from home but attend regular team meetings.

See http://fringefilmfest.com/opportunities.html for full details

The deadline for applications is Monday 1st September 2014.

Press Officer (Voluntary)

Fringe! Film and Arts Festival, London

Fringe! Film and Arts Festival is an LGBTQ+ festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. We’re DIY, not-for-profit and run by a team of passionate volunteers.

This year’s festival (6th – 9th November) will once again include films screenings, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, installations and parties, in venues across East London.

We are looking for a Press Officer (Voluntary), to deliver a press campaign for our 2014 Festival.

This role is an ideal opportunity for someone with some experience of media relations looking to gain further experience within an exciting film festival setting to join us as voluntary press officer for Fringe! Film & Arts Fest 2014. We are looking to appoint a voluntary Press Officer from early September to mid-November, to design and implement a press campaign for the 2014 festival edition.

This will be a voluntary position with a commitment of 8-10 hours per week, increasing in build up to festival and across festival weekend (6th-9th November). The ideal candidate will have some experience looking after press and media, ideally in an arts or film related environment. The candidate will be expected to work from home but attend regular team meetings.

See http://fringefilmfest.com/opportunities.html for full details.

The deadline for applications is Monday 1st September 2014.

Press & Marketing Officer

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire

£15,000 to £20,000

We are seeking a temporary Press and Marketing Officer to take the lead on marketing our extensive programme of shows and events during the busy Autumn/Winter season.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will assist in devising and delivering effective publicity campaigns for events across a range of artforms, including our critically acclaimed Pantomime and half-term Afrovibes Festival.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy marketing and/or media environment and have a good eye for detail. You will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and work under your own initiative. Previous experience of working in an Arts environment is preferable but not essential for the right candidate.

This role has specific responsibility for organising and preparing material for press including drafting press releases and briefings, handling press enquiries and managing the centre’s e-communications and social media.

So if you are passionate about the Arts, relish the challenge of marketing our busy Autumn/Winter season, and would enjoy being part of a small, dedicated team we would like to hear from you.

Information pack and application form can be downloaded from www.southhillpark.org.uk/jobs or contact Michelle Green, Head of Marketing, on michelle.green@southhillpark.org.uk or 01344 413511.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 26th August 2014. Interviews will likely be held the following week.

Freelance Digital Campaigns & Web Editor

CINECITY, Brighton

£2,500 fee

CINECITY – the Brighton Film Festival requires the services of an experienced web editor to maintain and develop its web presence and implement its Digital Strategy and Social Media Marketing campaigns for this year’s festival 20 November – 7 December 2014.

The role is non-office based, however it is anticipated that the Web Editor will meet with the CINECITY Team once a week to update on the Digital Campaign. They will collate, proof and populate web content in Sept/Oct in line with the festival programme launch deadline.

Throughout the term of contract they will generate content for the Social Media and News campaign. During the festival itself they will be implementing and monitoring digital campaigns and communicating with the online community on a daily basis (from 17 November).

Key tasks

  • Coordinate website content and ensure continuity across all Social Media Platforms You Tube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest
  • Edit, write web content, proof read and review existing web pages
  • Take responsibility for receiving, requesting and sharing information relating to web content
  • Maintain regular contact with CINECITY’s digital community creating community spirit and steering online discussions by listening to and responding to users
  • Act as a point of contact for all website content needs – both graphic and text based
  • Produce regular news items and fortnightly e-newsletter
  • Run community competitions and other reward-driven initiatives
  • Support other content producers, bloggers, documenters to ensure content is delivered on time

Expected outcomes

  • The delivery of a ‘live’ website for 2014 with comprehensive easily accessible information ready for audiences to engage with CINECITY
  • The build and scheduling of the content calendar for the social media platforms and the launch of a CINECITY Vine account
  • The development of a comprehensive and integrated social media campaign which will increase brand awareness and multi-channel traffic
  • Implementation of the latest SEO techniques and methods for onsite offsite optimisation
  • The production of bi-weekly updates on Web analytics and the collation of social media data
  • Production of a final report for the CINECITY Management team with recommendations for current usage and development

To apply email CV and covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to: info@cine-city.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 2nd Sept 2014.

Freelance Volunteer Coordinator

CINECITY, Brighton

£1,000 fee

CINECITY – the Brighton Film Festival seeks a highly motivated freelance Volunteer Coordinator to join the team for this year’s festival 20 November – 7 December 2014.

The role is non-office based; however, the Volunteer Coordinator will be expected to attend a weekly meeting with the Event Coordinator. 

In the run up to the festival between 13 October  – 14 November the Volunteer Coordinator will be expected to devote at least one day a week to coordinate the contact database and rota. From the week beginning 17 November and during the festival (15 days) they will be the main point of contact for all volunteers. It is likely they will need to be available at different times throughout the day, responding to calls and ensuring there is cover at all events.

Key tasks

  • Assist the Event Coordinator with the recruitment of approx 20 volunteers for Front of House CINECITY stewarding roles by mid November.
  • Use existing communication channels and volunteer organisations to market and recruit
  • Keep and maintain a list of volunteer’s contact details
  • Produce a staffing rota for volunteers across all festival venues
  • Allocate volunteer provision for approximately 60 screening events across 4 venues over 15 days.
  • Act as the main Point of Contact both on the phone and email for volunteers.
  • Manage any cancellations, last minute changes and fill any gaps in the rota as they occur
  • Together with the Event Coordinator, deliver 3-4 volunteer inductions and Health & Safety FOH inductions at each of the venues.
  • Ensure all venue information is updated and produce and duplicate an information pack for all participating volunteers
  • When necessary, attend festival events  – or cover slots in lieu of cancellations

Expected outcomes

  • An organised and comprehensible volunteer rota and database accessible to all staff and volunteers
  • An informed team of volunteers

To apply send a CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to: info@cine-city.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 2nd Sept 2014.

Ticket Sales Advisor (Casual)

Barbican, London

The Barbican Centre is Europe's leading multi Arts and Conference Centre, offering a world-class programme of Music, Dance, Theatre, Film and Art with a passion for delivering a Customer Experience that exceeds all expectations.

We are currently recruiting for highly motivated team players who demonstrate a genuine passion and belief in creating a first class customer experience to join our Customer Experience team on a casual basis.

Candidates should have:

  • The ability to work under pressure both front of house and in our contact centre whilst maintaining a positive and flexible approach to provide an efficient, effective and high quality service at all times is paramount.
  • Excellent communication and spoken language skills including English are essential.
  • Experience of working in a customer service or hospitality role is desirable.
  • The ability to proactively introduce to customers additional services and maximise sales.
  • A flexible approach to working hours is essential.

You will need to be available to work at least 25 hours a week (subject to availability of hours) including regular weekend and evening shifts.

To apply please download an application form from the Barbican website and return it by email to careers@barbican.org.uk with the subject title as “YOUR NAME -Casual Ticket Sales Advisor”

Applications which only have attached CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 1st September 2014.

Customer Experience Co-ordinator

Barbican, London

£20,000 to £25,000

A one-year, fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave.

Open 363 days a year, the Barbican, Europe’s leading multi-arts and conference centre, presents an unparalleled variety of performing and visual arts of world class calibre, as well as hosting extensive commercial activity. The Customer Experience Department areas of operation include Venue and Foyers Management, Box Office, Access and Licensing and ownership of the foyers experience.

Providing support for the Customer Experience Management team, you will use your outstanding organisational, time management and administrative skills to deliver in this pressured and fast paced environment.  Primarily, you will be co-ordinating the front of house staffing for all events at the Barbican.  You will also be managing files, processing timesheets and various other administrative tasks.

With demonstrable and solid administrative experience, preferably supporting a large department and excellent IT skills, you will have a commitment to providing first class customer experience. An understanding of arts organisations and Front of House functions is highly desirable along with experience of using Artifax Event.

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

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BC461. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

All applications must include a completed application form.  Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information please see www.barbican.org.uk/careers.

The closing date for applications is midday, Tuesday 26th August 2014. Interviews will be held week on Thursday 4th September 2014.

Media Relations Officer

FACT, Liverpool

£16,000 - £17,000

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK's leading organisation for commissioning, exhibiting, promoting and supporting artists’ work and innovation in the fields of film, video, and new media. We believe in the ability of individuals and communities to express themselves creatively, and work with international artists to develop exhibitions, increase knowledge about new technologies and their social impact. 

Housed in the iconic FACT building in the historic Ropewalks area, two galleries, FACT Connects – a public engagement space and state-of-the-art cinemas invite visitors to experience a range of FACT activities from exhibitions and new forms of broadcasting to training and conferences; and finding new and interactive ways to encourage engagement throughout its programming spaces and in partnership with a broad range of participants and audiences.  

Purpose of Media Relations Officer:

Working across all departments, the Marketing & Communications team ensures maximum exposure for FACT and its partners, ensuring that our reputation is protected and that the company profile is raised at every possible opportunity. 

We are looking for someone to join the Marketing & Communications team to lead on securing media coverage for FACT exhibitions, community & engagement work and research projects.  The role will involve reporting to the Head of Marketing & Communications.

For full details including a person specification and info on how to apply, visit www.fact.co.uk/about/careers.aspx

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1st September 2014.

Team Members – full-time and part-time

The Regal Cinema, Worcestershire

£10,000 to £12,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)

The Regal Cinema wishes to recruit team members to work in the box office, bars and coffee shop at this vibrant, newly restored art deco cinema.

The successful candidates will work in shifts which include evenings and weekends. We require experience in coffee-making, operating tills and bar service along with basic food hygiene qualifications, gained in a high-volume business.  Career progression opportunities are available for talented people who are prepared to work hard.

Please apply to sue@theregal.ac

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th August 2014.

Duty Manager

The Regal Cinema, Worcestershire

£16,000 - £24,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

The Regal Cinema wishes to recruit a second enthusiastic, energetic and well-organised duty manager to lead our team in providing excellent front of house customer service. 

The cinema enjoys a unique place at the heart of our local community and attracts visitors from far afield. Derelict for many years, this beautiful, single-screen art deco cinema was lovingly restored and re-opened in 2011 and is now thriving, providing not only up to 5 film screenings per day but a host of world class live acts to audiences of up to 500 guests.

The role requires excellent leadership and management skills along with a passion for customer service. The successful candidate will work in shifts which include evenings and weekends in partnership with our existing duty manager. 

We are seeking someone with an interest in the performing arts and experience of working in high-volume entertainment or hospitality venues.

Please apply to sue@theregal.ac

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th August 2014.

Arts Development Officer

Bristol City Council, Bristol

£10,000 to £15,000 (pro rata)

The Arts Events and Film Team at Bristol City Council are looking for a part time Arts Development Officer.

  • Part time: 18.5hrs per week
  • Six month, fixed-term contract
  • Based at City Hall / Bristol Museum

Bristol is renowned for its thriving cultural sector, creativity and innovation and this post will be key to ensuring Bristol continues to be a city where creativity is valued and supported.

The post holder will be responsible for: 

  • Providing daily support and advice to artists and arts organisations.  For example funding advice, sourcing of low cost temporary creative space,  project development and organising creative forums; 
  • Informing the review and development of new initiatives and policies of significance to the stability and growth of the sector; 
  • Supporting the development of new creative work by managing Bristol City Council project funding and fundraising; 
  • Promoting creative activity in the city through traditional and digital media; and 
  • Working with partners to develop and deliver outreach projects.

For further information on how to apply please go to http://jobs.bristol.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is Weds 3rd September 2014.

Marketing Officer

The Courtyard, Hereford

£15,000 to £20,000

An exciting opportunity to join a busy marketing team working on press campaigns, brand management etc. Previous experience in a marketing environment is essential.

If you are interested in finding out more, please download the application pack on the right-hand side of this page. If you wish to apply you will need to complete and return the application form by the closing date. 

If you have trouble downloading the pack, please contact Curtis Fulcher on 01432 346513 or curtis.fulcher@courtyard.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th August 2014.

Marketing Officer

Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Hampshire

We are looking for a Marketing Officer to join us at an exciting time in our development.

The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre is located within ‘Hampshire’s Green Town’ of Whitehill & Bordon and the role would suit a creative individual looking to work within a community-focused organisation.

For a full job description and application form please email Rob Allerston, Director, The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Bordon at info@phoenixarts.co.uk or go to www.phoenixarts.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st September 2014.

Arts Assistant Internship

Rich Mix, London

£10,000 to £15,000

The Programming team at Rich Mix are looking for a full time Arts Assistant Intern to provide administrative support for a period of 6 months. This is a paid internship.

For more details, download the job description on the Rich Mix website at www.richmix.org.uk/about/recruitment.

Please note: there are particular criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for this internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18-24 years old and you must also be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.

To apply, email joe.bingham@richmix.org.uk with the subject "Application - Arts Assistant" attaching:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the role
  • Your National Insurance number, date of birth and postcode
  • A completed equal opportunities form (download available at www.richmix.org.uk/about/recruitment/)

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27th August 2014.

Digital Programming Assistant Internship

Rich Mix, London

£10,000 to £15,000

The Marketing team at Rich Mix are looking for a full time Digital Programming Assistant Intern for a period of 6 months. This is a paid internship.

For more details, download the job description at www.richmix.org.uk/about/recruitment

Please note: there are particular criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for this internship.

At the time of applying you must be aged 18-24 years old and you must also be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.

To apply, email joe.bingham@richmix.org.uk with the subject "Application - Digital Programming Assistant" attaching:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the role
  • Your National Insurance number, date of birth and postcode
  • A completed equal opportunities form (download at www.richmix.org.uk/about/recruitment)

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27th August 2014.

Marketing & Media Internship

Rich Mix, London

£10,000 to £15,000

The Marketing team at Rich Mix are looking for a full time Marketing & Media Intern to assist the team with their activities for a period of 6 months. This is a paid internship.

For more details, download the job description at www.richmix.org.uk/about/recruitment.

Please note: there are criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for this internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18-24 years old, and you must also be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.

To apply, email joe.bingham@richmix.org.uk with the subject "Application - Marketing & Media Internship" attaching:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter detailing why you are suitable for the role
  • Your National Insurance number, date of birth and postcode
  • A completed equal opportunities form (download at www.richmix.org.uk/about/recruitment)

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 10th September 2014.

Projectionist / AV Technician

Watershed, Bristol

£17,250 pro rata

To work as part of the Technical team to deliver Watershed's diverse portfolio of public and private screenings, events and conferences. The role requires excellent technical and communication skills.

Being a Watershed Projectionist/AV Technician is more than projecting feature films. Those familiar with Watershed will know there are many strands of activity in our organisation. We expect our technicians to be able to play an active role in the technical delivery of many different types of events and screenings that require a considered approach and an attention to detail, backed up with a strong technical know-how. These events could be Q&As, conferences, showcases, live music or short film programmes, to name a few. We are looking for someone who has regular experience with projectors, whether that’s cinema projectors or data projectors.

This is a permanent position with 30 hours' minimum work required per week.

For more information including details on how to apply, please see: http://www.watershed.co.uk/get-involved/opportunities/2014-09-01/projectionist-av-technician/

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st September 2014.

Deputy Operations and Hirings Manager

Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire

£15,000 to £20,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible individual to fill this position assisting with all operational aspects of the organisation, with a particular responsibility for our Front of House service and our volunteer steward team, and working closely with hirers of the building.

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 2018.

For more information and to download an application pack please visit www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk

The deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 27th August 2014. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd September 2014.

Customer Service Assistants

mac, Birmingham

£10,000 to £15,000

mac birmingham offers a wide array of theatre performances, music, comedy, plays for children, literature, poetry events, creative learning and participation activities, family shows, films and free exhibitions. Well loved and well used, it’s a relaxed friendly place, with a café and lively bar, attracting a diverse mix of users.

mac birmingham is recruiting for a full time and variable hours Customer Service Assistants in the Sales and Information team. 

If you love working with people, are able to work flexible hours (including regular evenings and weekends) and are enthusiastic about customer service, come and see us! 

For further information, please visit our website www.macarts.co.uk/jobs and download a recruitment pack and application form.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 26 August, with interviews to be held on Friday 29 August 2014.

Head of Creative Programmes

Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

£32,000 - £38,000

An exciting opportunity to join the senior management team at a National Dance Development Organisation and base yourself in a fantastic building by the sea!

We are looking for an imaginative, dynamic and inspiring individual to work closely alongside the Artistic Director to drive the organisation’s creative aspirations and realise exciting new projects, including a brand new Dance degree, an innovative new producing engine for Dance and preparing for British Dance Edition in Bournemouth.

For further details or to apply, please download the job description & application form from our website: www.pdsw.org.uk

Pavilion Dance South West is an equal opportunities employer

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8th September 2014. Interviews will be held at PDSW on Wednesday 17th and Monday 22nd September 2014.

Casual bar staff

Salisbury Arts Centre, Wiltshire

£10,000 to £15,000

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual(s) to join our bar staff in providing an efficient and knowledgeable service at the Arts Centre bar for public events and private hirings. 

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 2018.

Further information about our busy and varied programme of activities can be found at www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk.  

For further information and details of how to apply for this vacancy please visit www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk  

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 28 August.

Freelance Project Manager

Film Hub North, Sheffield

£4375 fee

A project manager with extensive experience of managing and successfully delivering complex live events is needed to produce an exciting new conference type event in early December.

Working on behalf of three of the BFI Film Audience Network Hubs (Film Hub North, Film Hub North West Central and Film Hub Scotland) this freelance role will begin immediately and must commit at least 25 days to the project.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an impressive track record delivering events, ideally also with an understanding of the film or cultural industries, including working with stakeholders / talent at a high level.

To apply, read the project brief and send a CV containing relevant information and a covering letter which addresses the key deliverables and accountabilities of the role and shows how you fit the candidate profile to: 

admin@filmhubnorth.org.uk

or by post to:

Administration, Film Hub North, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1st September. Interviews will take place Monday 8 September in Sheffield.

Board Member

Film London, London

Aside from the Chair, the Film London Board currently consists of 13 members who with a wide range of knowledge and experience across all aspects of the film and TV industry and film & moving image culture in the capital, as well as experience of working at senior level in the public and private sector. 

We now wish to appoint an additional member to the Board of Film London. 

We are looking for candidates who have substantial knowledge and experience at a very senior level within the UK Visual Arts sector. We especially welcome applications from those who, in their field, are established creative talents.

To apply please send a brief statement of up to 1000 words together with a copy of your CV to jane.shaw@filmlondon.org.uk or post it to:

Chief Executive’s Office, Film London, Suite 6.10, The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 1 September 2014.

Financial Controller

Film London, London

Circa £45,000 per annum

As Financial Controller you will play a key role within the agency, managing Film London's financial systems ensuring that they are accurate and up to date. The post has a particular focus on preparing all financial monitoring information for our wide range of funders.  

The Financial Controller reports to the Senior Finance Executive and Chief Operating Officer, who in turn reports to the Chief Executive. The position is supported by the Finance Officer. 

The successful candidate must be a qualified accountant or qualified by experience with excellent knowledge and experience of Sage 50, including project accounting, and other key software like Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook.

To apply, please email your completed application form to jobs@filmlondon.org.uk, or post it to:

Personnel, Film London, The Tea Building, Suite 6.10, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 25 August 2014.

Festival Volunteers

Bradford Animation Festival , Bradford

Unpaid

The 21st Bradford Animation Festival (BAF) will take place at the NationalMediaMuseum from 17th – 22nd November 2014 and will celebrate the science and art of animation, gaming and visual effects. BAF relies on the support of volunteers who will be required from 16th – 21st November*. BAF welcomes a large amount of delegates over a very limited time period and festival volunteers are vital to ensuring that the festival runs smoothly. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity and you’ll be helping us deliver a great festival experience.

As a volunteer you will; be an essential part of Team BAF helping us to make the festival happen, have the opportunity to meet some amazing people from the worlds of animation, gaming and visual effects and gain some valuable festival experience too.

We have four different volunteer opportunities:

VOLUNTEER - We are looking for 6 ‘BAFettes’ who will support the rest of the volunteer team to look after festival delegates. You will also help the festival team in the day to day running of the main programme of events and screenings. BAF just isn’t BAF without the BAFettes!

LEAD VOLUNTEER - We are looking for a lead volunteer to support the rest of the volunteer team. You will also help the festival team in the day to day running of the festival.

GUEST COORDINATOR – The Guest Coordinator will support the rest of the volunteer team and ensure our festival guests have an amazing BAF experience.

JURY COORDINATOR - We are looking for two Jury Coordinators to support the rest of the volunteer team and ensure our two BAF juries have a fantastic BAF and get to all of their screenings on time.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about animation, gaming and visual effects and want to help us make this year’s festival the best yet!

For details and how to apply, go to the Bradford Animation Festival website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 01 September 2014.

Executive Director

Rio Cinema, London

The Rio Cinema in Dalston is inviting applications for the role of Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to set a new vision for one of London’s oldest cinemas and community venues, working with the board of directors to ensure the sustainability of the Cinema as a business for years to come.

The Rio is one of London’s most-loved single-screen cinemas and a registered charity with a community service remit. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Cinema, ensuring that the film and events programming in the Rio is diverse and interesting and attracts large and varied audiences, maximising non-film income including the Rio Café/Bar and reporting on the Cinema’s financial position to the Board of Directors.

Full job description available for download  here - tinyurl.com/RioED

We are inviting prospective applicants to apply for this role by submitting to riocinemajobs@gmail.com:

- A vision statement for the future of the Rio Cinema in the next 10 years in a competitive environment, focusing especially on attracting larger and new audiences, generating new revenue streams for the Cinema and the Café/Bar and programming in a style that maintains the Rio’s ethos of a mix of film genres and styles whilst ensuring the Rio’s relevance to modern cinema-goers (No more than 2 pages of A4)

- CV

- Brief covering letter

Please make sure you have read the full job description here - tinyurl.com/RioED

The deadline for applications is Monday 15th September 2014.

Artistic Director: Film (Professor of Film, Manchester School of Art)

HOME / Manchester School of Art, Manchester

£55,000 to £58,000

Greater Manchester Arts Centre Ltd (GMAC) has forged a partnership with Manchester School of Art (MSoA) with the support of the BFI to create this new post of Artistic Director Film. The post-holder will lead on film for HOME, our distinctive new venue that builds on the track record of Cornerhouse as one of the most successful independent cinemas in the UK, and will also be a part-time research Professor within MSoA.

The successful candidate will combine an extensive knowledge of contemporary and historical film with a proven track record of programming and curating film for the widest possible audiences at a national or international level. You will have the ability to set cultural agendas for film and be able to draw upon a wide range of national and international contacts and networks in doing so. Candidates will have a track record of academic quality research in film although this does not necessarily need to have been in an academic setting.

This is an exciting and challenging new role and the post-holder will be playing a major part in shaping the creative future of this company.

For further information and to apply for this position please download a job pack and application form from: 
http://www.cornerhouse.org/jobs/artistic-director-film

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 1st September 2014. Interviews will take place Friday 19th September 2014.

Box Office Assistant

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

£6.31 per hour

The Box Office Assistant will play a key role in communication between Norden Farm and its visitors. Within the Box Office, they will act as the first point of contact for all visitors, selling tickets and providing information about the venue and its programme of events.

Key responsibilities:

  • To deliver fast, efficient ticket sales via ticketing software to all customers.
  • To welcome visitors to the venue and provide information as required.
  • To ensure that all customers receive a high standard of customer service.

Hours: Casual part-time (mainly evenings and weekends)

To download an application pack, click here.

Please return completed applications to admin@nordenfarm.org.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st September 2014.

Casual Box Office Staff

Watermans, Brentford

£10,000 to £15,000 pro rata

Watermans is an arts centre in West London overlooking the banks of the River Thames. We deliver a high quality arts programme that includes Cinema, children’s theatre, outdoor arts and a cutting edge new media art programme.  As well as Bell Square, London' newest outdoor arts space in Hounslow High Street.

With a varied and growing programme, our Box Office is a busy and exciting place to work. We are looking for staff who fall into two categories:

  1. You’re keen to engage with customers whether face to face, on the phone or by email and give great customer service. You’d like to usher films and shows, sell tickets, support the marketing team and maybe even steward exciting outdoor events.
  2. All the above but you also have the desire and capability to grow into a great Box Office manager or pursue a career in the arts. We are looking for people who like taking responsibility, customer service focused and are energetic and proactive. You will be ready to learn quickly and have the desire to make a difference and earn the right to lead the team. If you’ve worked in an arts environment before or want a career in the arts, then that would be an advantage.

In our turn, we’ll train you on the job and provide a fun, creative work environment.

You will be available for a minimum of 4 shifts per month, of which the majority will be at weekends.

For a full job description please visit: http://www.watermans.org.uk/contact/join-the-team.aspx

Please send a CV and brief covering letter (no longer than 1 side of A4), explaining why you think you’re suited to the job to edoardo@watermans.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 6pm on Thursday 28th August 2014. A recruitment day for successful applicants will take place on Monday 8th September 2014.

Director

Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset

£34,000

Bridport Arts Centre is a vibrant multi-arts venue, playing a central role in the cultural life of Bridport and West Dorset, and contributing to the artistic vibrancy of the South West.  Key signature projects give us a unique identity, including international creative writing competition the Bridport Prize and From Page to Screen film festival.  We also house the largest gallery space in Dorset.  We have a strong community focus with an innovative learning programme, as well as being a hub for community arts activity.  In 2014 we are celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

We are supported by Arts Council England, West Dorset District Council and Bridport Town Council.  We successfully bid to remain an ACE National Portfolio Organisation for 2015-18.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to provide artistic and organisational leadership.  The Director will continue to build the Art Centre’s high profile and reputation for quality, whilst developing strategies to ensure its future success.  This post offers an exciting opportunity to develop the Arts Centre’s successful programme, and to build the organisation’s strategic role in the South West, individually and as part of collaborative networks.  This is a hands-on role, providing leadership for our small, committed team and being a figurehead for the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of creative programming, management and leadership in a small organisation, strong interpersonal and communication skills, energy, creativity and commitment, as well as an enterprising approach to fundraising and income generation.

This is a re-advertisement.  Previous applications need not apply.

For more details please visit http://www.bridport-arts.com/about/employment-opportunities/

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 September 2014.

Film Programmer

Forum Cinema, Northampton

Dependent on experience

Northampton Leisure Trust is currently seeking a Film Programmer, to work in our independent cinema, the Forum. 

The post holder will be responsible for developing the programme of public film screenings together with other film-related events and activities, and for researching and writing copy for publicity materials.

Applicants should be passionate about film, have knowledge of the film industry and development of programmes for all audience types and have some practical experience in a cinema or similar environment.  Excellent inter-personal skills are required to deal with customers, partners, staff and other stakeholders.

Knowledge and experience of using a range of IT software packages is essential together with experience of marketing using social media. 

This is a  permanent, part-time position working approximately 24 hours per week with some flexibility in working hours.

For more information and an application form please visit: www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/job-vacancies-training-opportunities

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 24th August 2014. Interviews will be held during week commencing 1 September 2014.

Casual Freelance Projectionist

CW Entertainment, Welwyn Garden City

£9 per hour

CW Entertainment in Welwyn Garden City is expanding in the autumn of this year. We will be opening a 3 screen miniplex called the Garden City Cinema that will compliment the Hawthorne Theatre and a large soft play centre that will run alongside our famous RollerCity. As part of this development, we have a new requirement for a dynamic, progressive Freelance Projectionist to support the technical side or our cinemas.

You will be experienced in operating professional digital cinema equipment in a Commercial Cinema - scheduling the program, ingesting content, ads, trailers and KDMs.

The work does involve some unsocial hours, evenings and weekends so being within easy travelling distance and not reliant on public transport will be an advantage.

The role is part-time and ideally with an immediate start.

To apply please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing how your experience would enable you to do this job, to Julian Brooks j.brooks@welhat.gov.uk. Please provide details of 2 referees to support your application.

The closing date for applications is 31st August 2014.

"Broadening horizons and seeing the world differently is - or ought to be - in the remit of film. Which makes ICO culturally significant and to be applauded."

The 2010 Guardian Film Power 100

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