Creative Director: Film (Film Fellow, School of Digital Art)

HOME

Manchester

Salary: £55,000

HOME is looking for a Creative Director – Film to join their team.

About the role

This is an exciting time to join our team as we head into a new planning period that responds to our new strategy, new funding agreements (ACE, BFI, GMCA and MCC) and that respond to the economic, health and social challenges of Covid. You will play a key leadership role in developing our film and visual art programme to diversify and grow our audiences. You will also be part of the collective leadership of the organisation both internally with our team and externally with audiences, civic leaders and the industry. HOME is proactively engaged in the development of next generation talent and the professional development of artists and filmmakers through our programmes and in partnership with others, a role that you will also play a leading role in.

  • Hours of work: GMAC Ltd has a standard working week of 40 hours inclusive of meal breaks. Exact hours of work as required by demands of the post. Overtime payments will not be made, however time off in lieu, with the agreement of the Artistic Director, will be available to cover any additional hours worked.
  • Contract Period: This post is offered initially on a three-year contract renewable for a further three years.
  • Probationary period: 6 months
  • Period of notice: 3 months will apply to both employer and employee
  • Holidays: 25 days p.a. plus statutory holidays
  • Pensions: GMAC Ltd operates a company pension scheme that is available to all staff
About you

You 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. You will be able to balance artistic, cultural and commercial imperatives across the programme and have a deep commitment to extending and developing audiences for specialised film. 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. You will have an interest in the wider visual arts and their intersection with film and moving image.

You will be a natural and experienced leader used to managing diverse teams through an open and inclusive approach that empowers others through generous authority. You will also have experience of managing budgets. You will be a self-starter used to making decisions and thinking creatively. Candidates will also have experience of negotiating and managing partnership projects with UK and international partners. You will be experienced in constructive critiquing and able to engage on a par with the artistic leadership and wider arts and film community. You will also be a comfortable public speaker who can host public Q&A events, podcasts and representing HOME in press and media interviews.

To apply

Download the full job pack here.

Please complete the HOME application form telling us how you meet the Person Specification for this role and return with a completed Equal Opportunities questionnaire.

First Interviews will take place the week commencing Thursday 10 February 2022.

Please email a PDF copy of your application to: recruitment@homemcr.org

Unfortunately, we cannot acknowledge receipt of applications.

HOME strives to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The closing date for this position is 31/01/2022 at 23:59

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