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Job opportunities: Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, managed by the Falkirk Community Trust, is at an exciting point in its development having secured core funding from Creative Scotland for a two-year programme of delivery. 

The silent film and live music festival, based at The Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’Ness, is now seeking three key roles: Producer, Marketing Coordinator and Media Officer. The deadline for all three posts is Monday 21 September (10am) with the contracts commencing in October.

Festival Producer
£46,000 (£22,000 year one + £24,000 year two)

Reporting to FCT Team Leader – Arts and working closely with FCT Festival Director, the freelance Producer will oversee delivery of HippFest’s ambitious programme and the work of the freelance Media Officer, Marketing Co-Ordinator and Production Manager. This role requires:

Experience of strategic festival/event planning and delivery; community engagement; fundraising/securing sponsorship; creating, managing, monitoring and reporting on budgets; managing large scale events; recruiting and managing staff and volunteers; maintenance of relationships with funders and stakeholders; and local authority working.  

The Producer should ideally have a knowledge or understanding of arts marketing in practice, silent film and archive film (desirable), together with excellent communication, organisational planning, report writing, IT and research skills.

Marketing Coordinator
£13,600 (£6,500 year 1, £7,100 year 2) including expenses

Reporting to the Festival Producer and working with the FCT Marketing Team and Festival Media Officer, this role requires:

Strategic print and digital marketing activity planning and implementation; budget management; coordinating design briefing, print production, distribution, website, online promotion, advertising; liaison for marketing partnerships; commission and management of trailer and sting; directing the work of Festival photographer and videographer; and responding to sales activity and evaluation.

Media Officer
£9,500 (£4,000 year one, £5,500 year two) including expenses

Reporting to the Festival Producer and working with the FCT Marketing Team and Festival Marketing Coordinator, this role requires:

Strategic campaign planning and delivery; leading as the Festival’s primary media contact including networking, releases, press launch, and partnership activity; monitoring coverage; and responding to sales activity and evaluation. 

8 September 2015

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