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Trustee, Sheffield Doc/Fest




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Application Deadline: 
22 March 2021


International Documentary Festival Sheffield (Doc/Fest) is inviting applications for three new voluntary Trustees to join our Board.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is an internationally renowned charitable organisation, responsible for one of the world’s leading documentary film and arts festivals, and marketplaces, that celebrates, shares and debates non-fiction films. Sheffield Doc/Fest is run by International Documentary Festival Sheffield, an independent registered charity (no. 1184849), whose purpose is to advance the art of film, education and training in documentary filmmaking.

In 2019 we welcomed 28,000 public admissions, 3500 industry delegates, and guests from over 60 countries. Our 28th edition will take place both physically in Sheffield and online internationally, as we make plans to deliver a hybrid festival, as we did last year.

We are currently looking for Trustees who will work with the Board, Festival Director and Senior Management Team to help oversee the Governance of the festival including all legal, financial and compliance aspects. And to help deliver a strategic vision for the Charity over the next six to ten years. In particular we would welcome applicants with previous experience of charity governance, cultural festivals, social enterprise, independent theatrical film, visual and digital arts, public arts institutions, academia, community engagement and learning & participation. 

More generally, the role of the Trustees is to act as public advocates for the festival nationally and internationally and to be on hand to help problem-solve where necessary.  

We are looking for people who are not only passionate about non-fiction storytelling but are also committed to championing diverse stories told by diverse storytellers.

Our jobs are like our festival, open to all. We welcome applications from across all the nations and regions of the UK and from appropriately experienced younger people, LGBTQI+, community, D/deaf, disabled, or people of colour. 

The Board meets 4 times a year with additional ad hoc meetings if required.  Meetings are currently held remotely. The role is voluntary, though travel / expenses will be covered.

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