Fundraising, Sponsorship & Marketing Executive (full-time)
Hong Kong Film Festival UK
Salary: £21,600 - £28,800 per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience
Hong Kong Film Festival UK is seeking a passionate and self-motivated Fundraising, Sponsorship & Marketing Executive to join their team on a fixed-term basis.
6-month fixed-term, full-time contract, possible to extend to a permanent position starting from early to mid-September 2023
About the role
The Hong Kong Film Festival UK, BFI Audience Fund awardee in 2023, is an esteemed event that celebrates the dynamic and diverse world of Hong Kong and East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) cinema. As one of the leading showcases of Hong Kong and ESEA’s cinematic excellence in the United Kingdom, the festival attracts audiences, filmmakers, and industry professionals from across the country. It serves as a platform for showcasing the best of Hong Kong and ESEA cinema, from classic masterpieces to contemporary works of art, fostering cultural exchange and promoting the appreciation of Asia’s rich film heritage.
Our passionate team of film enthusiasts and professionals is dedicated to curating an exceptional cinematic experience for our audiences. Each year, we bring together a carefully curated selection of films that highlight the talent, creativity, and diversity of Hong Kong’s film industry.
As we continue to grow, we are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Fundraising, Sponsorship & Marketing Executive to join our team at the Hong Kong Film Festival UK. This role is vital for the growth and development of the festival, as it involves the ability to independently raise fundraising campaigns and secure sponsorships from various sources, including trusts and foundations, governments, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, media partnerships, donors, local businesses, events, and entrepreneurial initiatives. The primary focus is on developing and implementing effective sponsorship and fundraising strategies to expand our audiences and participants while maintaining a strong and enduring presence for the festival at local and national levels.
- Identify and approach potential sponsors, building strong relationships to secure sponsorships for various festival events and activities.
- Collaborate with the festival team to devise compelling strategies that effectively promote the festival and attract potential sponsors.
- Organize and coordinate sponsor events, activations, and networking opportunities during the festival, fostering meaningful connections with sponsors and partners.
- Seek opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with other organizations, festivals, and industry stakeholders to expand the festival’s reach and sponsorship opportunities.
- Provide regular updates and reports on fundraising and sponsorship efforts to the Festival Director and stakeholders.
- Measure and evaluate the success of fundraising and sponsorship initiatives, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with existing sponsors, donors, and partners, ensuring high retention rates and fostering long-term partnerships.
- Collaborate seamlessly with the Festival Directors to identify opportunities, prepare proposals, and approach potential prospects.
- Collaborate with internal teams to ensure sponsor deliverables and benefits align with the festival’s offerings and meet sponsor expectations.
- Develop and execute innovative fundraising campaigns to support the growth and success of our film festival.
- Monitor and manage the fundraising and sponsorship budgets, ensuring financial goals are met.
- Collaborate with the Finance team to track sponsorship revenue, budget allocations, and financial reporting.
- Ideally minimum 2-3 years of proven experience in Fundraising, Sponsorship & Marketing, within the film or entertainment industry is a bonus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A track record of successful fundraising campaigns and sponsorship acquisitions.
- Creative thinking and innovative approaches to attract sponsors and donors.
- Strong networking and relationship-building skills.
- Collaborative and able to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
- A genuine passion for culture and film and a desire to contribute to its growth and success.
We embrace an inclusive employment policy and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. If you have the experience and enthusiasm for fundraising and sponsorship, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience in fundraising and sponsorship or any work experience that you think is relevant, and the reasons for applying for the job and hope to join the festival team. Join our vibrant team and be part of an inspiring film festival that celebrates creativity and storytelling. We look forward to reviewing your application!
To apply, please quote “Application for Fundraising, Sponsorship and Marketing Executive” in the subject line with your cover letter and CV to (in written form or a video note) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 August 2023 23:59.
Interviews will be held between 23 – 30 August 2023.
The closing date for this position is 20/08/2023 at 23:59