Want to work for Doc/Fest? Find your perfect role below:

UK Press Officer

As Press Officer you will help the Festival to celebrate, share and debate non–fiction arts as a collective form of engagement by helping communicate our values and compelling message into a bold brand, strong media profile and successful campaigns. You will focus on public relations in the UK, working alongside Gloria Zerbinati as our International Press Officer and as part of our Communications team. You will come with experience of public relations within the arts and/or media industry, either as a member of the press/writer/journalist yourself, or with previous experience of working with press. Together, we will work together to invite audiences to discover Doc/Fest for what it is: a place for inspiration, debate, growth and challenge.

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Closing date - EXTENDED DEADLINE: 09:30am GMT Monday 13 January 2020


Volunteer Manager

The Volunteer Manager will be a people champion able to be flexible across the organisation and demonstrate a commitment to our values. You will have exceptional verbal communication skills with the ability to offer support a number of people from a wide range of backgrounds to ensure the volunteers have a highly positive and productive experience at the Festival.

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Closing date: 09:30am GMT Wednesday 15 January 2020


Volunteer Coordinator

Sheffield Doc/Fest seeks to contract a Volunteer Coordinator to work alongside the Volunteer Manager and the Volunteer Assistant on the Doc/Crew volunteer programme. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for working with the Volunteer Manager to ensure volunteer support is in place pre-, during, and post-Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020.

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Closing date: 17:00 GMT Thursday 16 January 2020


Box Office Coordinator

The Box Office Coordinator reports directly to the Ticketing & Front of House Manager and assists in the supervision of the Box Office Assistant(s), as assigned. The Box Office Coordinator will lead ticketing operations for all screenings and ticketed events. The Box Office Coordinator should be computer literate and have exceptional customer service skills.

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Closing date: 12:00 GMT Friday 17 January 2020

We are looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees

International Documentary Festival Sheffield (Doc/Fest) is inviting applications for the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is an internationally renowned charitable organisation, presenting one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals and marketplaces, celebrating, sharing, and debating non-fiction arts.

Now in our 27th year, we welcome approximately 3500 industry delegates and 28,000 public admissions from 60 countries around the world.

Our current Chair – Alex Graham – is stepping down after nine years so we are seeking someone who will be passionate about the direction of the organisation.

The Chair will lead the Trustees in responsibilities around maintaining fiscal probity, overseeing governance, and work alongside the executive team to manage stakeholders. The Chair is a public advocate for the festival nationally and internationally and will be on hand to help problem solve where necessary. They will also lead the board to help deliver a strategic vision for the festival.

The role is voluntary, though travel / expenses will be covered.

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Equal Opportunities Statement

Our jobs are like our festival, open to all.

Sheffield Doc/Fest believes 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.

Doc/Fest’s 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, and for all 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.