Marketing and Events Officer

Website Borderlines Film Festival

Company: Borderlines Film Festival
City: Hereford and remote working from home
Salary: up to £7,200 (freelance fixed term contract)
Closing date: Monday 6 December

Borderlines, recognised by the BFI as a film festival of national significance, celebrates its 20th birthday in 2022. Spectacularly well-attended, it returns to its wide-ranging rural venues and super-loyal audiences, including The Courtyard in Hereford, Malvern Theatres and the Flicks in the Sticks network of village halls and community centres, next March. We’re looking for a new member of staff with strong marketing and organisational expertise to join a small but well-established and successful team to set up, promote and deliver our next edition.

Coming up for its 20th edition in 2022, Borderlines is the UK’s largest rural film festival, with an enviable attendance, peaking at over 23,000 attendances in 2020. Recognised by the BFI as being of national significance, it screens a selection of the best new cinema from all over the world including a strong line-up of previews. Borderlines takes place in up to 25 different venues, ranging from multi-discipline arts centres to community cinemas and village halls across 200 square miles of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Welsh Marches and is the only film festival programmed by the ICO. In 2021, the festival went online during lockdown, attracting new audiences from all over the country through its streaming platform.

Borderlines Film Festival will run from Friday 4 – Sunday 20 March in 2022 both on cinema screens and with a smaller online section. We are looking for a freelance exhibition specialist and project manager to join the team as a Marketing and Events Officer, working closely with the established team of Festival Director and Marketing Manager to help organise, publicise and deliver the festival. A role in this successful film festival represents an exciting opportunity for someone who is both passionate about film and public exhibition and wishes to develop their career in this field.

The post will require a mixture of working remotely and on the ground in our area (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Welsh Borders) in the run-up to and throughout the Festival. Applicants must have access to their own transport and be available to stay in the area for the duration of the Festival period.

The fee will be on a freelance fixed term contract at £120 per day, up to a maximum of £7,200.00. This contract will cover the period from 15/12/21 to 29/04/22 and will be reviewed following the Festival. Working hours are flexible.

To apply, send your CV and no more than 2 x A4 pages detailing your experience, why you want to apply for the post and how you meet the requirements of the job description to Jo Comino at The closing date for this position is 06/12/2021 at 23:59 Interviews will take place in Hereford on Monday 13 December. Travel costs (return standard class rail fare) will be covered.

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