Board Members

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


Salary: Voluntary

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is looking for new board members to support the festival.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival has been running for 18 years. Through a combination of vision and energy from the Board, the skills of the team and unwavering support from funders, the Festival has grown into one of the go to festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image in Europe, with ever increasing numbers of contributors and visitors from the UK and around the World.

Due to retirement by rotation, the Festival is seeking to recruit some new Board Members. Our board members have a variety of skills and backgrounds, they add value to the management and presentation of the Festival.

In-depth knowledge of film or the arts is not a barrier to making an application, an interest is more than enough. We seek a broad representation of society at board level. This is to ensure we understand and maximise opportunities and access for all amongst contributors, staff and audiences.

The Festival welcomes applications from those based across the UK. Applications from those based in Berwick, Northumberland are particularly encouraged.

Find out more:

We are keen to hear from people with and without previous board experience.

We can provide mentorship and training for the board position where it’s appropriate.

Our particular priorities for this call-out are to find new Board Members who hold knowledge about at least one of the following areas:

  • Legal and finance;
  • Removing barriers to participation;
  • Community development;
  • Young people’s programmes and skills development;
  • Environmental sustainability in arts and cultural work;
  • Data analytics;
  • Capital development or building management;
  • Living in Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding area.

How to apply

To apply, please email with ‘Board – Note of Interest’ in the subject line. Please include within the email:

  • Up to 500 words outlining your experience and how you meet the attributes and specification listed in this call out, describing why you are interested in being on the BFMAF Board.
  • Your contact details and where you are based.
  • Attach your CV as a PDF titled in the format ‘FullName_CV’.

We will reply to your email and confirm receipt within 2 working days and will provide a link to an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to complete.

BFMAF are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from disabled and neuro-divergent people, global majority candidates, those who identify as LGBTQI+, people from low-income backgrounds, women and younger people.

To arrange an informal conversation with Laura Simpson, Board Member and Interim Chair, please email

Please also get in touch with us if you have any access needs relating to the application process or potential barriers to your full participation as a board member – we may be able to help.

The closing date for this position is 31/05/2023 at 13:00

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