Building on the stand
out film programming legacy of Hussain Currimbhoy and Claire Aguilar, Sheffield
Doc/Fest is inviting applications for the role of Director of Film Programming.
The Director of Film
Programming is responsible for curating the Festival’s film programme; for
devising and delivering film events as part of the Doc/Fest year- round
strategy; for fundraising activity to support the Films department; for
supporting filmmakers during the Festival and year-round including; touring
screenings, masterclasses and mentoring and developing audiences.
Together with the CEO
and Senior Management team, this role will involve setting the editorial
strategy for Sheffield Doc/Fest both for the festival and year-round. The role involves setting strategy, fundraising to generate income for the film programme department, managing the film programme department, and reporting against targets.
The successful candidate
will have a specialist knowledge of the UK and international documentary
industry, high level UK and international industry contacts, and extensive
experience of developing partnerships, including working directly with
filmmakers, distributors, sales agents, commissioners, funders, foundations and
S/he will be known as a catalyst within the industry and come
with a proven track record of developing audiences for documentary. S/he must be a team
player, working closely with the CEO, Senior Management, and Heads of
Department to ensure coherence and collaboration in programming and audience
development across the Film Programme, Alternate Realities Programme, Talks
& Sessions programme, and the Marketplace. S/he will work closely with
Marketing and Press to build public and industry awareness and attendance, and
to drive ticket and delegate sales.
For full details of the role and how to apply, please visit Sheffield Doc/Fest's site.