Alternate Realities Programme Assistant

Sheffield DocFest


Salary: £21,500 pro rata

Sheffield DocFest are looking for an Alternate Realities Programme Assistant to support in the production and delivery of our Alternate Realities Programme.


Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. We offer makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism.

Sheffield DocFest is run by International Documentary Festival Sheffield, an independent registered charity (no.1184849), whose purpose is to advance the art of film, education and training in documentary filmmaking. Our core values as a charity centre around empathy, inclusiveness, social engagement, freedom and internationalism.

Alternate Realities Programme Assistant

Contract: Fixed term, payroll
Location: Sheffield, hybrid working – mixture of office and remote working.
Tenure: Part Time (3 days per week) ASAP – 19 May 2023 then Full Time until 21 June 2023
Line Manager: Alternate Realities Programme Coordinator

We’re looking for an Alternate Realities Programme Assistant to join our team and support in the production and delivery of our Alternate Realities Programme – which exhibits and showcases innovative non-fiction and immersive documentary in all forms.

For more information please download the full job description here.


We are inviting potential applicants to apply for this role by submitting an up-to-date CV plus either:

a) a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages)

b) a video letter (up to 7 minutes in length), explaining what attracts you to the role and what you can bring.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role prior to applying please contact, Maria Stoneman, Head of HR at:

Please address applications to: Maria Stoneman, Head of HR email:

If you require further information (including requests for printed forms/access support), please contact us on +44 (0) 114 276 5141 or email

We monitor the diversity of our workforce and for the purposes of reporting to our key funders we ask that you help us by clicking on the link below to complete the questionnaire anonymously.

Interviews: 13 April 2023
Start date: ASAP

The closing date for this position is 06/04/2023 at 09:00

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