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£32,000 - £36,000 dependent on experience
Application Deadline: 
23:59 GMT, Wednesday 10 November 2021

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most  influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of  documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each  June.

We are seeking an inspirational and experienced programmer, with demonstrable track record of documentary programming, to play a defining role in shaping the 2022 edition of  Sheffield DocFest. 

You will work collaboratively with the Interim CEO on the overall structure of the Festival and  take the lead on the selection of the public screening programme, with the exception of those  sections personally selected by the Guest Curator. You will manage the Film Programme  Producer as well as recruit and manage a team of consulting programmers and pre-selectors.  You will have experience managing inclusive and collaborative decision-making environments  as well as engaging with multiple stakeholders and partners.  

Sheffield DocFest screens 140+ feature, mid-length and short films. Our 2021 programme  included works from over 60 countries, with 47 languages represented.

Sheffield DocFest is currently reviewing its operating model. At present it is expected that you  will report to the Interim CEO until the end of the June 2022 Festival until a new, ongoing  leadership structure is established. The role is offered as a 12-month contract position with a view to extending.

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