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Job: Senior Programme, Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is offering the opportunity for a Senior Programmer to join its senior management team. The Senior Programmer is responsible for curating the Festival’s film programme, alongside the Festival Director; for devising and delivering film events; for fundraising activity to support the Films team; for supporting filmmakers and developing audiences during the Festival and year-round.

Together with Festival Director, Cíntia Gil and Deputy Director, Melanie Iredale, this role will involve setting – and leading on the delivery of - the editorial strategy for Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The successful candidate will have a specialist knowledge of the UK and international documentary industry, UK and international industry contacts, and experience of developing partnerships, including working directly with filmmakers, distributors, sales agents, commissioners, funders, foundations and broadcasters. They will have a proven track record of developing audiences for documentary.

The Senior Programmer will be well-regarded in the documentary industry, and represent Sheffield Doc/Fest at a senior management level, including at international festivals and events, and through mentoring as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest festival and year-round training initiatives.

The appointed candidate must be a team player, working closely with the Festival Director, Deputy Director, and Heads of Department to ensure coherence and collaboration in programming and audience development across the Film Programme, Alternate Realities exhibition, Live Events programme, Talks & Sessions, and the Marketplace, as well as working closely with Marketing and Press to build public and industry awareness and attendance, and to drive ticket and delegate sales.

The role involves inputting in to strategy, fundraising to generate income for the film programme team, managing the film programme team, and reporting against targets.

We are committed to addressing imbalances in representation in the film industry and strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 BST, 8 August 2019

For More information and to apply, please read through the Application Pack, by clicking here.


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.