Sheffield Doc/Fest - Sheffield

Audience Engagement Trainee (Alternate Realities) – Sheffield Doc/Fest




Role: Audience Engagement Trainee (Alternate Realities), Sheffield Doc/Fest
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Dates Required: 2 days a week, 20 August to 12 November 2018
Location: Sheffield Doc/Fest, 15 Paternoster Row, The Workstation, S1 2BX, Sheffield

As part of the Marketing team you will be training on the tools used to promote a national virtual reality & interactive exhibition tour. If you’re interested in new ways of storytelling and marketing this is the perfect opportunity to work alongside the Doc/Fest team to help promote the film tour taking place in Autumn.

This is an expenses only paid role

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop audience surveys, data capture and
• Assist in developing tailored marketing
strategies at a local and national level;
• Assist in management of outreach campaigns;
• Research and develop new community partners
nationwide and internationally as well as
maintain current contacts;
• Research and develop target audience
• Assist in tour reporting;
• Assist in production of marketing materials,
including merchandise and competitions;
• Assist in running social media accounts
including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and
• Write bespoke emails and use Mailchimp to
create large database emails;
• Liaise with external venue marketing teams and
deliver assets.

Person Specification:
• Interest in virtual reality and interactive
technology, and documentary film, and excited
to find out more;
• Interest in writing;
• Microsoft Office, PC and Mac experience;
• Very strong verbal and written communication
• Knowledge of Google Drive and Calendar;
• Highly organised;
• High attention to detail;
• Experience of working as part of team;
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
• Interest in Marketing.

How to Apply:
To apply, please download the Audience Engagement Trainee (Alternate Realities) application from our website.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Please address applications to: Maria Stoneman, Head of Operations & HR. Email address:
Subject heading: “Audience Engagement Assistant (AR) Application”. Please also direct any queries to the same name/email.

The deadline for applications is 09:00GMT on 14 August 2018.
Interview date: Thursday 16 August 2018

About Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling.

Operating in the heart of the UK, we’re a hub for all non-fiction storytelling across all platforms, from short film to feature length, series, audio, interactive, augmented reality, virtual reality and special events.

The Festival comprises:
• Film programme for the very best in
international documentary screenings;
• Alternate Realities for interactive and immersive
• Special Events including live performance;
• Talks programme including masterclasses,
summits and panels with world-renowned
speakers, to inspire, inform and debate;
• Marketplace & Talent for international business,
delegations, pitching and training;
• Social events and networking;
• All Year Film Screenings, Alternate Realities
Tours, Talks and Training.

Every year, we’re proud to connect thousands of creatives with industry players in a nurturing environment, resulting in the discovery of new talent, new collaborations, and new commissions for cinema, television and online.

We host a festival experience that is creatively inspiring, and the place for pioneering and innovative filmmakers, ideas, projects, debate and thinking – as well as for business, pitching and training.
Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomes over 25,000 Festivalgoers each year, including over 3,400 industry delegates from over 55 countries.

The next Festival will take place 6-11 June 2019.


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