Seeking new Festival Co-Ordinator!!
Full Job Advert Below.
Interviews will take place on a rolling basis so we encourage you to get your applications in to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Visability Film Festival are looking for a passionate, organised, and ambitious film enthusiast to join their team. Working together with the festival’s two co-directors, the new position will be tailored to reflect the applicant’s skills, interest and availability, allowing for the ideal candidate to make a real difference at the festival as VFF moves into its second year.
What will the role involve
Organising and delivering a film festival is a varied challenge. Programming, Marketing (Yep, you guessed it, social media), Partnership Development, Blog Writing, Live Event Management, Financial Administration and Website Design are just some of the things we had to get our heads round in order to deliver a successful first year. We really are interested in your strengths, so don’t worry if not all of these are in your toolkit, we’ll tailor the role to suit you!
With our submission window due to re-open on August 1st, we’re keen to welcome in a new team member as soon as possible to help coordinate several exciting new initiatives for the year ahead. These include: overcoming COVID to finally deliver live venue screening events, revamping our website and even launching our own short film fund! This really is an exciting time to be joining the team!
Who We Are
Launched in June 2020, with our first edition taking place online throughout February 2021, Visability Film Festival welcomed over 115 audience attendees and over 200 film and script submissions from over 30 different countries in its first year. Championing ‘unique voices and daring styles’, whilst donating 50% of profits to disability organisations, VFF are committed to using film as a tool for positive societal change. Taking inspiration from the 5050X2020 film festival movement, last year over 50% of films in our final programme were helmed by directors identifying as female.
Supporting the work of disabled filmmakers is an important commitment for our organisation. Last year over ⅓ of our selected films were made by disabled filmmakers or raised awareness of disability issues. We also partnered with Rationale Arts to host the online workshop, ‘Enhancing Accessibility Through Creativity’. It is important to us that our chosen applicant shares this commitment, and is excited by the challenge of improving the all round accessibility of our festival.
Payment for this role will be based on a profit share between the 3 core team members. Visability Film Festival are a young organisation who funnel 50% of their profits back into arts initiatives. Some of the remaining profit will be squirrelled away to re-invest back into the festival the following year, with the remaining profit split between the 3 core team members as a profit share. The role is fantastic for somebody early in their career looking to gain new skills in Film Exhibition or Events Management, or for those who are passionate about film’s capacity to make genuine change. The role is part time, with flexible hours and work commitments, allowing for remote working. In February 2022, some on-site assistance will be expected when our live events take place in London.
Film programmes excel when their content is varied, reflecting the planet’s multiculturalism and myriad lived experiences; We want our workforce to reflect the fantastic films we exhibit. Therefore VFF welcomes all applicants regardless of disability, race, sex, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age, and in particular we encourage applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in film.
If you think you might be interested, then please send your cover letter (no need for a CV) to email@example.com. We also accept applications in video or audio format. Short Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to get your applications in quick!