Production Manager

Sheffield Doc/Fest


Salary: £6,336 fixed fee


As Production Manager, and working closely with the Head of Production & Operations, you will play a key role in delivering all aspects of technical and logistical elements for the festival in June 2021. With a keen eye for detail and technical understanding of film and conference events, you will liaise closely with the festival teams, AV suppliers, and venues, to ensure all appropriate equipment and staff is provided, schedules are created and agreed, and budgets are adhered to. Internally, you will ensure all key cross-departmental production deadlines are communicated and met, and workflows are aligned. You will contribute to Health & Safety and planning documentation, as well as oversee recruitment of temporary venue coordinators. You must be focussed and adaptable, and with the current climate in mind, have the ability to scale up or down in certain deliverables as circumstances dictate.


Role: Production Manager

Reports to: Head of Production & Operations

Location: Online/remote initially – but subject to change and based in Sheffield during the

festival period at minimum

Contract: Freelance, worker contract

Fee: £6,336

Tenure: 1 March – 23 June 2021, worked flexibly/approximately as follows:

  • 1 March – 1 April, 3 days a week;
  • 6 April – 23 June, 5 days a week plus weekends over the festival period.

Leave: You will accrue 9 days.

To apply

Read the full job description here.

We are inviting prospective applicants to apply for this role by submitting an up-to-date CV plus either a) a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages), or b) a video letter (up to 10 minutes in length), explaining what attracts you to the role and what you can bring.

Please address applications to: Melanie Iredale, Deputy Director, c/o Corrigan Lowe, Administrative & Executive Assistant:

Please also direct any queries to Corrigan Lowe.

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

We monitor the diversity of our workforce and for the purposes of reporting to our key funders we ask that you help us by completing the following questionnaire anonymously.

The deadline for applications is: 15 January 2021, midday GMT

Interview date: 21 January 2021

Induction date: 1 March 2021 at the earliest, building up to full-time from April

Festival dates: 4 June – 13 June 2021

The closing date for this position is 15/01/2021 at 12:00

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