Jobs and Opportunities


Our jobs are like our festival, open to all.

We believe that documentaries, and those working in the arts and in media – including ourselves - have a part to play in creating a society which is proud of its diversity and its multi-cultural heritage.

Our programme-centred approach to inclusiveness puts diversity at the forefront of its activity. Through the documentaries we showcase and the talent we develop, we aim to celebrate diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Equally, we are committed to providing a welcoming, accessible, inclusive and positive experience for all festival attendees, team members and volunteers – regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexuality, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity/paternity, race, religion/belief, or socio-economic background. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident committed employer, supporting disabled people in the workplace. Sheffield DocFest is BFI Diversity standards approved, an organisation that encourages equality of opportunity and addresses under-representation in the screen industries. 


Festival Assistant Roles

Sheffield DocFest is looking for a range of people to join the team as assistants across various departments for the 2024 festival, including:

  • Box Office

  • Hospitality (guests and travel)

  • Production

  • Registration

  • Social Events

  • Volunteers Programme

Assistant roles support their relative departmental functions, helping ensure the smooth running of the festival. This is a great opportunity to work behind the scenes and get to the heart of our work and operations. 

For more details on how to apply, please click the link below to download the recruitment pack. 

Shortlisted candidates will receive a detailed job description prior to interview and contracting.

Deadline for applications: 12:00 GMT on Friday 19 April 2024

Interviews: TBC 


Venue Coordinators

Sheffield DocFest is looking for a team of Venue Coordinators to help deliver cinema screenings, talks, panel sessions, social events and box office services at various locations during the 2024 festival.

These are front-line roles, acting as the central point of contact for audiences, guests, volunteers, technical, venue and festival staff at each location.

Depending on the specific role they may also support the rehearsal and delivery of all aspects of events at Film, Talks, and Special Event venues, or operate and deliver box office services, facilitating the smooth running of the festival programme and reporting of any issues to the wider Festival team as and when required.

For more details on how to apply, please click the link below to download the recruitment pack. 

Deadline for applications: 12:00 GMT on Friday 19 April 2024

Interviews: Between Monday 22 April and Friday 3 May 2024


How to Apply

You are invited to apply for roles by submitting an up-to-date CV plus either:

(a) a covering letter (1 or 2 pages) that addresses the job description and criteria above; or

(b) a video letter (of up to 7 minutes in length), explaining what attracts you to the role and what you would bring to it.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role prior to applying please contact, Sophie Newing, HR and Access Coordinator at:

Please address applications to: Sophie Newing, HR and Access Coordinator email:

If you require further information (including requests for printed forms/access support), please contact us on 0114 276 5141 or email

We monitor the diversity of our workforce and for the purposes of reporting to our key funders, we ask that you help us by clicking on the link below to complete the questionnaire anonymously. 

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