We’re hiring!

Marketing Manager

Sheffield Doc/Fest is offering the opportunity for a marketing professional to join the 2019 Festival team as Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager will be a highly skilled communications professional and commercially minded individual. The Marketing Manager will line manager a small team to deliver Doc/Fest’s marketing and audience development strategy for the next edition of Doc/Fest. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with experience across publications, digital marketing and outreach, and deep understanding of audience data analysis. You will have experience working with multiple audiences and to tight deadlines. This is an exciting role with opportunities to work across all aspects of marketing and across many varying programmes, and creative input and design is highly valued.

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 13:00 GMT on Tuesday 22 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 17:30 GMT on Monday 21 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.