Festival Manager & Programming Fellowship Opportunities

Job Title: Festival Manager

Place of Employment: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, The Maltings, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1AJ

Contract: Full time, permanent, with 3-month probation period

Start date: From late April to early May 2019

Salary: £25,000

Application deadline: Midnight, Thursday 28 March

The role of Festival Manager at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is a key senior position that works closely with the Festival Director to plan the day-to-day operations, programme delivery and long-term development of the organisation.

This is a particularly exciting time to join BFMAF, which recently achieved an increase in Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation funding (2018-22), with plans to expand the organisation and its activity. Current focuses include how the Festival further nurtures artists and filmmakers’ professional development, and matures and implements models of collaborative working.

For a strategic thinker, with good practical experience, this is an exceptional opportunity to help shape one of the most dynamic festivals in the UK.

For more information and to apply, please download the recruitment pack here.

Opportunity: Programming Fellowship

Place of Employment: Remote working

Contract: Freelance

Start date: 15th April 2019

End date: 5 October 2019

Fee: £1,500

Application deadline: 9am, Monday 25th March

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) invites applications for its second annual fellowship for early career curators, film programmers and critics interested in gaining experience and new skills in cinema and moving image programming.

The successful applicant will join a team of programmers led by BFMAF Director Peter Taylor and contribute to the 2019 Festival.

The role will involve attendance at the whole Festival which takes place Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 September 2019 and a programming retreat in Berwick 28 June – 5 July.

Applicants should be UK-based and eligible to work in the UK.

For more information and to apply, please download the recruitment pack here.


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