Festival XR & Immersive Production Manager

British Film Institute


Salary: £38,526

The BFI are seeking an XR & Immersive Production Manager to join the Festivals team to manage and oversee production planning and logistical delivery of the BFI London Film Festival XR and Immersive programme.

Fixed Term Contract until 03 November 2023

Key responsibilities include:

  • Take a lead on the delivery of the festival’s physical LFF Expanded Exhibition, through design, build and live event, in close collaboration with the Festivals Producer, XR and Immersive Programmer, partner venues and production partners.
  • Lead on directing the festival’s XR production suppliers, across design, build and technical management. Ensure that the suppliers are working in-line with festival policies and all requirements are being addressed.
  • Research and identify production suppliers to contribute to the delivery of the programme.
  • Maintain excellent partner venue relationships and team communication, acting as a central point of contact for serious issue elevation throughout the planning period and the duration of the Festival.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a festival, event or cultural exhibition environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of producing high-profile XR and Immersive Art exhibitions or events.
  • A passion for, and working knowledge of, storytelling through immersive technology
  • Expert knowledge in a broad range of studios, creators and artists working in the field of immersive technologies
  • Expert knowledge in a broad range of XR technologies, file formats, devices (HMDs) and streaming methods

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

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.


Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/job-opportunities.

Please apply online via our jobs portal.

First interviews will be held on w/c 8th May 2023.

The closing date for this position is 24/04/2023 at 23:59

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