We're seeking a festival director to bring strategy and a creative vision to LSFF's future.
Approaching its 18th edition in 2021, London Short Film Festival is now seeking a professional, creative leader to take LSFF’s vision and support for short form, inclusivity and dynamic events forwards.
The chosen candidate will be instrumental in bringing strategic ideas and creative vision to all LSFF activity, bringing these to fruition via funding and partner relationships, whilst leading and inspiring the LSFF team.
Candidates must have proven fundraising capabilities, excellent multi-tasking skills and a love of short and experimental film and a broader interest in art and culture. We support flexible working locations and hours, and welcome applications from groups under-represented in LSFF – particularly those identifying as BAME, LGBTQI+ and disabled.
Salary: 45k pro rata Hours: 2.5 days per week
You will lead and work closely with the core LSFF team to develop and put in place robust planning and processes for LSFF 2021 and beyond. Managing funding relationships and applications, sponsorship proposals, and ongoing strategic planning are key to the role, as is maintaining relationships with venues, supporters and partners.
Day-to-day you will oversee all staff, programming, recruitment processes and planning across the entire festival structure, as well as taking responsibility for budgeting and financial management.
Experience of writing successful funding applications, taking them from conception to reporting
Experience of developing and securing sponsorship deals
Experience of mentoring and supporting staff
Able to work effectively as part of a small team and individually
Excellent communication skills
Experience of financial management and budgeting
Considerable knowledge of and interest in film and culture
Experience in overseeing the delivery of complex projects
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and ensuring this is considered across projects
Ability to find proactive, creative solutions to problems
Able to effectively multi-task and work well under pressure
Able to take accountability and ownership of complex situations
Previous experience of working within a film or arts festival
Knowledge of UK & International film exhibition, venues and festivals
Experience of audience development strategy and execution
Understanding of technical processes associated with film exhibition
Existing film, venue and cultural partner contacts
Deadline: Tuesday 7th April, 1pm
Interviews: Tuesday 14th April
Start date: May 2020
Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role in relation to the person specification to Sarah Chorley on email@example.com.
If you would like to discuss this role further before you make an application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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