Freelance Development and Engagement Officer

Hippodrome Silent Film Festival


Salary: £18,240 - £22,800 (152 days @ £120 - £150 p/d) dependant on experience

Falkirk Council are looking for an exceptional individual to lead on development and engagement activity as part of the friendly and dedicated team working on the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest) 2023.

About HippFest

HippFest is Scotland’s first and only festival of silent film with live music, centred in and inspired by Scotland’s oldest cinema, featuring exceptional screenings, commissions, workshops, community events and touring.

About the Role

This is an exciting new role that will be vital in ensuring the Festival fulfils its strategic ambitions. Part of a small but dynamic team you will develop a broad range of partnerships for delivery and development, and source funding and sponsorship. You will be the main contact for community engagement – building and nurturing relationships and devising the Festival’s outreach programme. You will progress the Festival’s Accessibility ambitions, further develop the pilot Advisory Group and lead on the Youth Engagement programme.

We have secured core funding from Screen Scotland and committed funds from the Falkirk Council Arts budget to deliver HippFest 2023. If you have any questions about the role, you can contact before applying.

  • Fee: £18,240 – £22,800 (152 days @ £120 – £150 p/d) dependant on experience.  (FTE 0.66) (£27,600 – £34,500 per annum pro rata)
  • Interviews: Thursday 13 October 2022.

Further information on the role, person specification, application and selection process are included in the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded here.

The closing date for this position is 05/10/2022 at 11:00

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