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Publications & Marketing Coordinator

The Publications & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for producing all festival publications and printed materials, including gathering all content from relevant staff members and catalogue writers, and working closely with the festival’s designers and marketing team to ensure all publications are consistent in line with the Festival style guide, schedules are kept up to date and deadlines securely met.

A keen eye for detail is a must, with an ability to proof read at a high level. The successful applicant will have experience of layout design and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and will have excellent written, communication and organisational skills. Create design aptitude and initiative is essential, and final designs will feature across Sheffield and travel the world.

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

Deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT on Monday 7 January 2019.

Alternate Realities Talent Market Coordinator

Sheffield Doc/Fest is recruiting for an essential role within the Marketplace & Talent team, which exists to foster collaborations between creatives and organisations focused on using digital technologies to push storytelling in exciting new directions. The market is for discussing new projects that are interactive, immersive, virtual reality, augmented reality, web-doc, games, 360-video, live performance, motion comic, room-scale experience and/or installation.

The Alternate Realities Talent Market runs parallel to our flagship pitching platform, MeetMarket. Twenty-five online, interactive and virtual reality project groups will be selected from submissions to hold one-to-one meetings with funders and advisors, including commissioners, broadcasters, arts organisations, online platforms, NGOs and other experts from across the world. This is not a one-size-fits-all market; meetings are carefully match made taking into account desires from both sides of the table. This role coordinates all aspects of the Alternate Realities Talent Market.

The selected candidate will have a passion for, and working knowledge of, storytelling through immersive technology, and will be production minded, with high attention to detail, consistent follow-through and experience in organising events with many parts. Working together with the Director of Marketplace & Talent, the successful candidate will get involved from the selection and programming stage and coordinate for the department through production, through to delivery.

For more information about this exciting opportunity please download the application pack here.

Deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT on Monday 7 January 2019.

Alternate Realities Programme Coordinator

Sheffield Doc/Fest is recruiting for an individual to join the Alternate Realities team, which produces Doc/Fest's Alternate Realities Exhibition and Summit each year - dedicated to giving a platform to interactive, augmented reality and virtual reality factual content .

The successful candidate will have a passion for, and working knowledge of, storytelling through immersive technology, and will be production minded, with experience of taking technical specifications and sourcing the necessary equipment and resources to create a high quality presentation

For more information about this exciting opportunity please download the application pack here.

Deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT on Monday 7 January 2019.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is an essential front-facing role at Sheffield Doc/Fest, interacting with our 25,000+ audiences across the globe.

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for creating new engaging content for Doc/Fest’s social media, eNews, and website. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of all social media platforms, email systems, and website navigation. Experience of writing to varying audiences is a must.

The successful applicant will have knowledge of Adobe InDesign or Photoshop, creating digital images to be shared across platforms. Knowledge of best practice, trends and competitor activity is important.

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

Deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT on Monday 21 January 2019.

Volunteer Coordinator

Sheffield Doc/Fest seeks to contract a Volunteer Coordinator to work alongside the Head of Operations & HR on the Doc/Crew Volunteer programme. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for liaising with all Festival teams to ensure the right support is in place pre-, during and post- Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.

The Volunteer Coordinator will have exceptional verbal communication skills with the ability to offer support to a number of people from a wide range of backgrounds to ensure the volunteers have a highly positive and productive experience at the Festival.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be highly organised, pro-active and a people champion representing the Doc/Crew volunteer programme to local charities and community groups as well as local and national universities.

The Volunteer Coordinator will have the ability to stay calm and offer supervision encouragement and motivation within a pressured festival environment.

This role is an unprecedented opportunity to lead a large team of Volunteers, integral in the delivery of the Festival in June.

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

Deadline for applications is 12:00 GMT on Thursday 17th January 2019.


Festival Assistant Programme

Every year Doc/Fest recruit a number of Festival Assistants to assist the team with preparations for the next Festival and the various year-round projects we coordinate. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team. It's a wonderful chance to make a network of contacts, and gain professional office experience which will include taking and transferring calls and queries, taking minutes in team meetings and working with various departments within the Doc/Fest team.

You will be based in our Sheffield office, where you will see how Doc/Fest operate on a day-to-day basis as well as carrying out a range of duties such as: research tasks, maintaining databases, updating copy on the website and social networks, processing film submissions, and office runner tasks. These positions are unpaid internships which last for three month periods with a minimum commitment of two days a week. Our office hours are 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Festival Assistant positions often lead to choice volunteer roles and could lead to employment opportunities at the Festival. We are also happy to provide you with professional advice, references and letters of recommendation if requested.

Our 2019 Festival Assistant blocks run from:

14th January to 29th March

1st April to 28 June

1st July to 27th September

1st October to 20th December

If you would like to apply please send a CV and covering letter, explaining why you would like to apply to the Festival Assistant programme, why you think you would be suitable for the role and what you would hope to gain whilst at Doc/Fest. Please send this to lena.nitsch [at] sheffdocfest.com


Volunteer Opportunities

There are more ways than one to get involved and be a part of Sheffield Doc/Fest. Whether it's joining our 500-strong team of Doc/Crew Volunteers, or helping out in the Doc/Fest office as part of our year-round Festival Assistant programme, these opportunities are not to be missed.

If you have any queries about volunteering with Sheffield Doc/Fest, or would like our team to visit your institution to discuss how you can get involved with us, please get in touch via volunteer [at] sheffdocfest.com.

For more information on our Doc/Crew Volunteer Programme, click here.