Operations Coordinator

Sheffield DocFest


Salary: £24,000

Sheffield DocFest is looking for an Operations Coordinator to support various departments in the administration and operational delivery of the festival (14-19 June 2023).

About Sheffield DocFest

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. We offer makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity,
empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism.

Sheffield DocFest is run by International Documentary Festival Sheffield, an
independent registered charity (no.1184849), whose purpose is to advance the art of film, education and training in documentary filmmaking. Our core values as a charity centre around empathy, inclusiveness, social engagement, freedom and internationalism.

Equal Opportunities

Our jobs are like our festival, open to all.

We believe that documentaries, and those working in the arts and in media – including ourselves – have a part to play in creating a society which is proud of its diversity and its multi-cultural heritage.

Our programme-centred approach to inclusiveness puts diversity at the forefront of its activity. Through the documentaries we showcase and the talent we develop, we aim to celebrate diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Equally, we are committed to providing a welcoming, accessible, inclusive and positive experience for all festival attendees, team members and volunteers – regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexuality, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity/ paternity, race, religion/belief, or socio-economic background. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident committed employer, supporting disabled people in the workplace. Sheffield DocFest is BFI Diversity standards approved, an organisation that encourages
equality of opportunity and addresses under-representation in the screen industries.

About the role

The Operations Coordinator is a key member of the festival team, working closely with the Head of Operations & Production to support a range of other departments in the administration and
operational delivery of the festival which takes place 14-19 June 2023. The role requires an ability to learn and understand digital systems in order to propose and implement efficient and effective working methods, improving user experience and engagement. This role will coordinate the use of festival management software (currently Fiona Festival) which handles pass sales, registration, scheduling, hospitality, entries, and website content. You will also coordinate the festival registration process, with assistance from the wider Registration team. Other duties include contributing to, and support of, website developments, box office systems, and audience/data analysis.

This is a full time, permanent position.

For a full job description please see our recruitment pack.


We are inviting potential applicants to apply for this role by submitting an up-to-date CV plus

a) a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages)

b) a video letter (up to 7 minutes in length), explaining what attracts you to the role and what
you can bring.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role prior to applying please contact,
Maria Stoneman, Head of HR at: recruitment@sheffdocfest.com

Please address applications to: Maria Stoneman, Head of HR email:

If you require further information (including requests for printed forms/access support), please
contact us on +44 (0) 114 276 5141 or email recruitment@sheffdocfest.com

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we ask that you help us by clicking on the link below to complete the questionnaire

Interviews: week commencing 16 January 2023.

The closing date for this position is 09/01/2023 at 09:00

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