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Come and work with the Film team!

Maxine Peake's Hamlet - available for international touring in 2016

July 2015 | London

As the world gears up for a major Shakespeare celebration throughout 2016, British Council's Film team is looking for someone to help us shape a series of screenings and high profile film events. Could this be you?

British Council’s Film department is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network oversees we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world.

During 2016, the British Council will be staging Shakespeare Lives, a major programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the 400th anniversary of his death.  We are now looking for an experienced Programme Manager to join the Film team for the next year, in order to devise and deliver a series of Shakespeare-related film programmes.

Your role will be to:

-          liaise with UK content partners (including BFI and sales agents), Film and Shakespeare team colleagues and international programme partners to draw together a wide-reaching touring film programme making it available on a range of formats to the broadest possible user group (including major film festivals worldwide) throughout 2016;

-          deliver a number of large-scale ‘event’ film screenings in GREAT target markets;

-          secure profile celebrity/expert endorsement/contribution;

-          ensure consistent Shakespeare Lives in film message and branding;

-          ensure appropriate data collection is in place to satisfy final programme evaluation;

-          contribute to #shakespearelives social media engagement.

You will have recent experience in the UK film industry perhaps in festival and event production or programme curation; in marketing or distribution; or as a creative producer yourself. You will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporter of UK films and filmmakers. You will have experience of devising and delivering innovative film exhibition projects and ideally experience of showcasing the best of British abroad. You will be an energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable film specialist.

For a full job description click here

Deadline for application: 22 July 2015

Salary range £25,250 - £31,824 p.a. (plus £3,300 London Allowance, 32 days holiday, generous pension and other benefits)

* This is a 12 month full time post. However we are open to discussion over a more flexible working pattern (ie part time over a longer period).