Jobs and 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. 


Current Opportunities



Head of Industry

We are hiring for a part-time, permanent Head of Industry who will be responsible for delivering our Industry Programmes and interventions across the festival marketplace and talent development. The role contributes toward strategic development of industry programmes and partnerships, represents the festival at key markets and events, and provides editorial oversight to the industry sessions programme.

Deadline for applications: 12:00 GMT on Wednesday 6 December 2023
Interviews: Week commencing 11 December 2023


Communications Producer

We are hiring for a full-time, permanent Communications Producer who will be a key member of our year-round team, supporting festival communications across all channels, online and in print, for the festival and DocFest’s charitable activities. Acting as a brand guardian for the festival, the role ensures our messaging is clear, consistent and accessible, and works collegially with programme and community teams to maximise our engagement and outreach to all festival audiences.

Deadline for applications: 12:00 GMT on Wednesday 6 December 2023
Interviews: Week commencing 11 December 2023


How to Apply

You are invited to apply for this role by submitting an up-to-date CV plus either:

(a) a covering letter (1 or 2 pages) that addresses the job description and criteria above; or

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

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role prior to applying please contact, Sophie Newing, HR and Access Coordinator at:

Please address applications to: Sophie Newing, HR and Access Coordinator email:

If you require further information (including requests for printed forms/access support), please contact us on 0114 276 5141 or email

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