Events Assistant

Sheffield DocFest


Salary: £21,500 pro rata

Sheffield DocFest are looking for an Events Assistant to provide support with the admin, planning, production and delivery of special events as part of their 2023 festival.


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.

Events Assistant

Contract: Fixed term, payroll contract
Tenure: Monday 9 May, 2 days per week, 15 May to 21 June 2023 full time (Inclusive of
festival dates over the weekend, 17 and 18 June 2023)
Holidays: 3 days
Location: Sheffield and mixture of hybrid working online, remotely and in the office
Line Manager: Events Manager

As Events Assistant, you will provide support with the admin, planning, production a delivery of special events as part of our 2023 festival such as: Opening Night, Closing Night, Festival Awards Ceremony, as well as Sponsored Receptions and Parties.

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: 12 April 2023
Start date: ASAP

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

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