Festival Marketing Manager


UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1881039
  • Closes: 23rd January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Open City Documentary Festival is based at the Centre for Public Anthropology in the UCL Anthropology department, a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The festival celebrates the art of non-fiction, creating an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. We aim to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms and provide a platform for emerging talent as well as those already established within the documentary form.

Open City Docs is home to several projects in the world of documentary. Founded at UCL by Prof. Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. The organisation nurtures the next generation of filmmakers, audio producers and VR filmmakers through training programmes, an annual film festival, and other screening projects throughout the year.

The post holder will oversee the creation and delivery of the marketing for the festival and its related activities as well as taking responsibility for the promotion of the Open City Docs School short courses.

This is a full-time, open-ended post.

Key Requirements

We are looking for someone with experience of all aspects of marketing and PR work, preferably in the arts or film industry sectors. Open City Documentary Festival is run through the year by a small group with considerable team work and sharing of responsibilities. It is essential that the post holder be committed to this kind of working environment, and has extensive and deep knowledge of the current documentary film industry, trends and changes. The successful candidate will have proven experience of digital marketing, including website and social media management, and the ability to create, develop and implement a bespoke marketing strategy.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

For queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Maria Palacios Cruz at m.palacios.cruz@ucl.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Rosi Hirst (r.hirst@ucl.ac.uk).

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

23 Jan 2022

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

10 or 11 Feb 2022

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