BFI Festivals Finance & Operations Administrator

British Film Institute


Salary: £27,498 - £29,880

The BFI are seeking a BFI Festivals Finance & Operations Administrator to join the Festivals team.

You will ensure accurate and efficient financial, ticketing, and general administration across all activity of the Festivals Department, and support the core and temporary Festivals team deliver the day-to-day workflows of the department’s in-house administration systems.

The BFI Festivals team deliver two of the BFI’s biggest festivals including London Film Festival which is the UK’s largest and longest-running film festival and BFI Flare, our long-running LGBTQIA+ festival.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and deliver comprehensive year-round financial administration for BFI Festivals team both full-time and temporary employees.
  • Be a first point of contact for our temporary festival employees including organising IT set up, coordinating inductions and deliver system training.
  • Provide general administration to the wider festivals team including Schedule and take minutes at core festival meetings and update the day-to-day operation of Festival systems, databases, webforms and archives.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Experience and knowledge of financial processing practices within a cultural organisation in a similar role.
  • Significant administrative experience gained within a cultural organisation in a similar role.
  • Computer literate and confident in working with Microsoft Office particularly excel and databases.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with key contacts across BFI and stakeholder organisations, and to communicate effectively and tactfully with stakeholders at all levels.

A full list of responsibilities and minimum requirements can be found in the job description on our jobs portal.

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.


Please apply via our jobs portal.

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting

First interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 22 May 2023.

The closing date for this position is 16/05/2023 at 23:59

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