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Sheffield Doc/Fest is inviting applications for the role of Festival Director.

The Festival Director is responsible for leading the organisation, and for keeping it one step ahead of its international competitors. The chosen candidate will come with a vision for the artistic direction and development of the Festival and its programme going forwards. They will have a commitment to supporting documentary makers, developing new talent, and growing audiences for documentary. They will secure the financial health of the Festival and develop new sources of revenue and sponsorship. They will represent Sheffield Doc/Fest at national and international events at meetings with stakeholders, and with the wider public through the media. They will inspire, lead and effectively manage the Festival’s 15 permanent and 50 temporary contractors, ensuring their effectiveness and well-being at all times.

We are looking for a visionary; someone not afraid to take risks and innovate. The chosen candidate will be a leader in the International documentary industry, having previously collaborated or worked with filmmakers, commissioners, funders, foundations and broadcasters. Applicants must be passionate about, and have an understanding of, feature documentaries, digital documentary formats and broadcast, with extensive industry contacts around the world.

Does this sound like you, or someone you know? For more information about this exciting opportunity to join and lead the Doc/Fest team please download the application pack here.

Deadline for applications is 13:00GMT on Monday 29 October 2018.