Job Opportunities


We're Hiring!

Administrative & Executive Assistant

The Administrative & Executive Assistant is a key, permanent role, providing a pivotal function as first port of call for communications, and coordinating the running of day-to-day office operations. With solid administrative skills and a keen eye for detail, this role offers much-needed support for the core team whilst also offering an unprecedented and in-depth understanding of the inner-workings of Doc/Fest and its busy and creative working environment. Alongside this, the Administrative & Executive Assistant will work closely with the CEO, as a personal assistant, providing additional support for the senior management team where required.

For all information, please download the job description.

The deadline for applications is 13:00GMT on 27 October 2017.

To apply, please download the application form and the equal opportunities form.

If you have any questions please contact Maria Stoneman, Head of Operations & HR: maria.stoneman [at] sidf.co.uk


Operations Assistant

We're currently recruiting for a significant temporary role – one which offers the opportunity to work on the planning of the 25th Festival from November 2017, through to the Festival itself in June 2018. With keen administrative and organisational skills, the Operations Assistant will work on the registration and ticketing systems, for Doc/Fest’s industry delegate and public audiences, and supervise the running of the Delegate Centre over the Doc/Fest week. Offering a unique insight into the Festival’s operations, the successful candidate work closely with both the Registration and Ticketing teams. On top of this, the role will involve day to day administrative and general assistance for the office, working within the Operations Department, across all departments, to ensure the smooth running of the organisation, and of all festival activity. This is an opportunity to experience the inner workings of the UK’s largest documentary film festival and gain in-depth knowledge on the operational systems and procedures put in place to ensure the festival runs smoothly. 

For all information, please download the job description.

The deadline for applications is 13:00GMT on 27 October 2017.

To apply, please download the application form and the equal opportunities form.

If you have any questions please contact Maria Stoneman, Head of Operations & HR: maria.stoneman [at] sidf.co.uk


Marketing Trainee Opportunity

In partnership with the Independent Cinema Office, we currently have an opportunity for a paid trainee to work and train at Doc/Fest, within the Marketing & Events team, from January to August 2018. For all the information and to apply, click here.


Festival Assistants

We are always looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers for our Festival Assistant Programme which runs year round.


Equal Opportunities

Sheffield International Documentary Festival Limited (Sheffield Doc/Fest) operates a policy on all matters pertaining to Equal Opportunities: Sheffield Doc/Fest believes that culture, the media and the process of changing culture are important driving forces in creating a society which is proud of its diversity and its multi-cultural heritage. Sheffield Doc/Fest will actively promote and celebrate this diversity and in all its activities take positive action to end all forms of discrimination including based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation.


About Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary.

We’re a hub for all documentary and factual content across all platforms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects.

The Festival comprises:
- Film programme for the very best international screenings;
- Alternate Realities for digital and interactive innovation;
- Talks & Sessions to inspire, inform and debate;
- Marketplace & Talent for international business.
- Social and Networking Events


The 25th Festival will take place 7 – 12 June 2018.