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Sheffield Doc/Fest

Archived: Head of Marketplace

Salary: £27,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent on experience

Location: Sheffield/London (flexible) with travel to international markets required

Overview of the Role

Building on the success of the Marketplace, previously led by Anna Parker and Charlie Phillips, Sheffield Doc/Fest is inviting applications for the role of Head of Marketplace.

The Marketplace is Doc/Fest’s industry hub, bringing together filmmakers and their projects, together with over 300 Decision Makers from 25 different countries around the world to do business. The Marketplace department run the market initiatives as part of the Festival, oversees international delegations, and produce year round training programmes.

The Head of Marketplace is responsible for the curation of all Marketplace activity that takes place during the Festival, including MeetMarket, the Alternate Realities Market and Sales Day. The role involves maintaining and developing relationships with Decision Makers and helping to develop filmmakers and their projects. Year-round, the Head of Marketplace produces training programmes and access to market initiatives, including Doc/Next, Future Producers School and other training and mentoring schemes, as well as fundraising to support the Marketplace department.

The successful candidate will have a specialist knowledge of the UK and international documentary industry including an insight in to what filmmakers and producers need, and what commissioners, funders, sales agents and distributors are looking for. This is an out-facing role, with opportunity to travel to other major international festivals and markets.

S/he must be a team player, working closely with the Marketplace Executive Producer, and with the CEO, and Senior Management, to strategically maintain and grow an internationally successful marketplace.

We are inviting prospective applicants to apply for this role by reading the full application pack here and completing the downloadable application form found here. Please address applications to: Maria Stoneman, Operations & HR Manager. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.


Subject heading: “Head of Marketplace Application”.

The deadline for applications is 09:00 UK time on Friday 28 October 2016. Interviews will take place on Thursday 3 November 2016. Please note that those selected for interview will be notified by Friday 28 October 2016.

If you would like to request an informal chat about the position, please contact Maria Stoneman, Operations & HR Manager.

Email or telephone +44 (0)114 276 5141

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 for international business.

The 24th Festival will take place 9 – 14 June 2017.

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