Talent Executive

Film City Futures

Scotland (various)

Salary: £36,000 per annum

Film City Futures requires a Talent Executive to join the existing team delivering Short Circuit, Scotland’s hub for filmmaking talent. We support the creative and professional development of new and emerging writers, directors and producers.


Short Circuit is a film talent initiative for Scotland, delivered by Film City Futures in partnership
with Glasgow Film, and backed by Screen Scotland and BFI NETWORK.

As Talent Executive, you will co-lead the design and delivery of a programme of activity across
Scotland to identify and support early career filmmaking talent. Our programme includes
SHARP SHORTS, providing funding for up to nine teams to develop, produce and distribute
their short films, and FIRST FEATURES, our fund for talent who are developing bold and
compelling fiction projects with theatrical ambition.

The Talent Executive will work closely with our existing team, including another Talent
Executive with complementary skills, and with the wider Film City Futures and project partner
Glasgow Film teams to ensure seamless support for filmmakers across Scotland.

Your background may be as a script editor or in a similar role supporting creative talent
through the script development process.

You will be well-connected within the screen sector or wider cultural industries, able to work
collaboratively and report to multiple stakeholders. Most importantly, you can balance a varied
workload and demonstrate an ability to identify and develop talent and their projects.

You will embrace environmental sustainability and social inclusivity in your approach to talent
development and will reach out across Scotland’s diverse regions, working from a grassroots
level up, to ensure that the widest range of people are aware of, and can access, our


This is a full-time contract. Initial term is fixed until 31st March 2022 with an extension until March 2023 pending review from funding partners.


Our Talent Executives must be based in Scotland, with at least one Talent Executive based at Film City Glasgow. Some travel within Scotland and across the UK, and potentially within Europe, will be required (Staff are currently working from home therefore remote working may be considered whilst national COVID restrictions are in place).


We offer a competitive salary, flexible 37.5 hour working week, generous 26 day holiday plus 9 bank holidays allowance, pension contribution, creative, dynamic environment.

To apply

Please read the full job description here:

Please click here to upload a CV and covering letter describing how your skills and experience will make you the preferred candidate for this role, and also complete our equalities monitoring survey.

At Film City Futures we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: an element of working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. If you are interested in job sharing please email us at hello@shortcircuit.scot.

Interviews:  Commencing from Friday 20th August 2021

The closing date for this position is 15/08/2021 at 23:59

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