Jobs and Opportunities

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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.

 

Current Opportunities

Head of Marketing and Communications

We are seeking an inspirational and experienced marketing and communications lead to develop and implement the marketing, branding and PR campaigns for Sheffield DocFest festival (June) and for our UK-wide and year-round touring programmes, exhibitions and events.

The role is offered as a 18-month contract position (2 festival editions) with a view to extending.
To read the full job pack and find out how to apply, please click here

The deadline for applications is: 23:59 GMT, Monday 6 December 2021 
Interview date: week commencing 13 December 2021
Festival dates: 23-28 June 2022

 

Head of Industry

We are seeking a new Head of Industry, knowledgeable about funding, sales and distribution for documentaries of all types and passionate about supporting emerging talent, to lead on the Industry Programme during the Festival as well as year-round training initiatives.

The role is offered as a 18-month contract position (2 festival editions) with a view to extending.
To read the full job pack and find out how to apply, please click here.

The deadline for applications is: 23:59 GMT, Monday 6 December 2021 
Interview date: week commencing 13 December 2021
Festival dates: 23-28 June 2022

 

Alternate Realities Curator

Alternate Realities is Sheffield DocFest’s showcase exhibition and programme for immersive documentary and non-fiction forms including virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed reality (MR), Artists’ moving image, interactive performance and sound installation from around the world. Also in curatorial scope are formats such as 360° video, artificial intelligence, games, motion comic and video or expanded cinema.

We are seeking an experienced curator, knowledgeable in innovation and new forms, and with a passion for documentary and non-fiction work. They will lead on the curation of the Alternate Realities exhibition and programme for the Festival (June), including identifying and securing relevant speakers for the Talks and Sessions programme. They will also influence and contribute to the strategy and implementation of the Alternative Reality Talent Market (for immersive documentary and non-fiction forms) and establish the creative parameters for the year-round touring exhibition and events.

The role will be offered as an 8-month fixed term contract (Jan – Aug 2022) with a view to extending, and is subject to December 2021 funding outcome.
To read the full job pack and find out how to apply, please click here.

The deadline for applications is: 23:59 GMT, Monday 6 December 2021 
Interview date: week commencing 13 December 2021
Festival dates: 23-28 June 2022

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