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Assistant Film Programmer (Trainee)

Assistant Film Programmer (Trainee)

Paid Training and Development Opportunity

1st December 2020 – 31st March 2021

About the opportunity

This is paid development opportunity that connects to a programme of work called ‘Journeys into Film’. It offers someone experience of working in an arts organisation and in developing film programmes.

You will have the opportunity to learn from our team and help create a new programme of short films and screen these in a series of events both online and at independent and community cinemas in Manchester and/or Leicester. ArtReach is committed to address under representation of people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) backgrounds working in the arts and film industries. We encourage and welcome applications from people who have lived experience of forced migration or the asylum process who are now settled and have the right to work in the UK to join our team to deliver this exciting project.

Is it for me?

We are looking for applicants who:

  1. Are passionate about film and the arts

  2. Aspire to become a leader in the film, art or cultural sector

  3. Have personal experience of, or a strong understanding of the issues facing people who have experienced, forced migration and seeking asylum in the UK

  4. Have some experience working or volunteering for an arts or community organization or event

  5. Experience using social media

  6. Great communication skills

  7. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive

  8. Live in the North or Midlands

  9. Come from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background

A bonus if you have (but in no way essential):

  1. Have some experience (however small) of initiating or managing film, arts or other cultural activity

  2. Strong interest in and knowledge of Human Rights issues

Owing to current restrictions in place, this role is likely to be based remotely as opposed to the office, and therefore, the successful candidate will need to have access to a laptop or computer and an internet connection.

Why should I apply?

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Gain work experience in the arts / film / cultural sector

  2. Develop production and project management skills through working with ArtReach

  3. Develop connections with a range of filmmakers and cultural organisations

  4. Contribute to an exciting programme of films that will engage and entertain audiences across the North and Midlands

What is the pay?

The trainee will be paid at £9.50 per hour (per full 8 hour day) for 20 days spread over the period from December 2020 to March 2021.

How do I apply?

To apply, please fill out this short online form ensuring you answer all the questions: Application

If you’re not able to access the online form, please download the application in word format (link below) and email to with the subject ‘Trainee – Journeys into Film’. Journeys Into Film Trainee Application

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 25th November 2020 and interviews will be held online from Tuesday 1st December.

If you have any queries once you’ve read this info please e-mail and/or If you would like to talk to someone about this opportunity. ArtReach is a dynamic cultural development agency that helps support and drive high quality arts and heritage initiatives. ArtReach produces Journeys Festival International which explores refugee experiences through great art.

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