Festival Assistant

Queer East


Salary: £11.95 per hour

Queer East is seeking an enthusiastic Festival Assistant to join their team to support preparations for the 2024 Festival and various year-round projects.

About the role

For this entry-level and part-time role, we are looking for people who are passionate about queer and East and Southeast Asian cinema and arts, and who want to gain hands-on experience in the producing and management of cultural events. As a Festival Assistant, you will support various aspects of festival delivery, with responsibilities including: assisting with admin tasks; researching film sources and licenses; creating marketing and social media content; collecting audience feedback; and ad-hoc tasks that may arise.

In this role, you will join a dynamic team, and be supported in learning more about the film exhibition sector and running mixed-arts festivals. The position is designed for emerging talent making their first step into the arts and cultural sector. We especially welcome applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities who can contribute different perspectives to the team. Previous work experience or academic degrees in related subjects are not required for this role.

Salary and working hours

£11.95 per hour based on the London Living Wage.

You are expected to work 10 hours per week, with a potential increase in April 2024 during the festival period. This role requires a mixture of remote working, office-based work (central London), and working on-site at different festival venues.

Key dates

Application Deadline: 25 October 2023
Interview: an in-person/online interview will be scheduled in between 6 and 12 November
Contract period: December 2023 to May 2024, with the Festival currently scheduled for 17 – 28 April 2024

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter (or a short video) to recruitment@queereast.org.uk, with the subject as Application: Queer East 2024 Festival Assistant – [Your Name]

Please address the following three points in your written cover letter or video:

  1. Tell us about your interest in producing cultural events, and how this fits with your future career aspirations.
  2. Tell us about a recent film festival or film event that inspired you, and why.
  3. Tell us about three East or Southeast Asian queer films, performances, or books that resonated with you, and why.

The closing date for this position is 25/10/2023 at 23:59

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